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Grabetto

Grabetto
  • Made from pasteurized or unpasteurized goat's milk

  • Country of origin: Australia

  • Region: Victoria

  • Type: semi-hard, soft-ripened

  • Texture: chalky, crumbly and flaky

  • Rind: bloomy

  • Colour: white

  • Flavour: nutty, sharp, tangy

  • Aroma: grassy, herbal

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Producers: Yarra Valley Dairy

  • Alternative spellings: Grabbetto

Grabetto is an Australian specialty cheese produced occasionally by the Yarra Valley Dairy, Victoria with spare goat’s milk and in limited quantity. It is molded in a tiny conical shape that is only around 8 cm high and 5 cm wide at the base. The rind is white, soft and bloomy very lightly dusted with ash. The insides are a creamish white colour with a texture typical of goat’s cheeses i.e. crumbly, flaky and almost chalky.

Grabetto is sold in three types - fresh, semi-mature and mature. The flavour of fresh Grabetto is nutty which becomes sharp and tangy as it ages. Its aroma is reminiscent of herbs and grass.

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