New Cheesemakers Take Home Awards in Australia
Even though they've never taken cheesemaking lessons and only received their license three years ago, Judy and Vanessa Bradley are making waves in the Australian cheese world. They make cheese and yogurt from sheep's milk and recently won two gold medals at the Sydney Royal Cheese and Dairy Produce Show.
Lack of expertise in the region meant Vanessa taught herself how to make sheep's milk cheese almost entirely by trial and error. She sought advice from cheesemakers in the US, then just kept trying until she got it right. It's a seasonal pastime - the ewes produce milk only from June to January.