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Thursday 20 June 2024

Cheesy but good news for Melbourne gourmets

Say fromage. 

Cheese lovers can celebrate winter in style as The Westin Melbourne welcomes the return of its High Cheese event to Allegro Restaurant.

The indulgent-sounding High Cheese menu has been curated in collaboration with two renowned cheese aficionados: brother-sister duo the Studd siblings, Ellie and Sam Studd.

The Studd siblings, both members of the International Guilde des Fromagers, have teamed up Apoorva Kunte, executive chef of The Westin Melbourne, to curate a three-tiered selection of sweet and savoury treats.

Each creation showcases a quality cheese from around the globe, and the nibbles are paired with a selection of wines from Scotchmans Hill, including some single-vineyard wines selected by chief winemaker Robin Brockett.

“We are very excited to bring back our much-loved High Cheese this year," says chef Apoorva.

"Drawing from my personal travels and through collaboration with the Studd siblings, we have come up with a menu that showcases some of the best producers from around the world and locally, with a few surprise dishes I know people will love.”

So think of dishes like cloth-aged Cheddar and candied apple scones, accompanied by whipped organic butter and Singing Magpie Smyrna quince nectar.

Savoury items, which feature on the second tier, include: tart of vine-ripened tomato tartare, Sarakatsani-style ewe's milk Galotyri, with Congo potato; Woombye triple cream layered with truffle, mushroom and macadamia cervelle de canut; and Dreaming Goat Dairy chevre, homemade fig and pistachio confiture.

Also featured willl be L'Artisan Mepunga Gruyere Welsh rarebit with Champagne and English mustard on olive and rosemary sourdough; and Le Conquerant baked Camembert studded with lemon thyme and garlic.

The cheese tastes will be served with grapes, lavosh, and date and apricot sourdough crisps with an assortment of sweets to follow.

The High Cheese offering will be available in Allegro Restaurant from this week until September and reservations are essential.

The price is $105pp including a glass of wine by Scotchmans Hill

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