Friday, 9 April 2010



We’ve been busy having a great Easter, selling lots of cheese and meeting lots of customers (old & new) at the many Easter markets and at the farm. It is fantastic to have return customers especially ones that bring their friends to see us and taste our cheese. BCC sold out at several markets (Excellent job Lisa, Ken, Don, Ada & Warren). We hope that everyone had a Happy, Healthy & Hopefully an opportunity for a restful break over Easter and the school holidays. No rest for us at Boosey Creek Cheese !!
Lisa has returned from cheese school eager to start making cheese on her own. She even brought some of the other students she met to look at our factory. They were keen to see how a small factory operated and hopefully they were suitably impressed with our set up.
Alex used some of his school holiday time to help his dad in the factory (graduating from labeling to helping turn the cheeses). Alex and Ben spent Easter with their aunt & uncle on their Alpaca farm (Vista Del Sud Alpacas) near Mansfield and the Easter Bunny still visited them even though Alpacas are known for killing rabbits !
New markets!
BCC is going to be at several new markets (& some old) the weekend after Easter.
BCC will have tastings of its cheeses available at Champions Supa IGA at the Gladstone Park store from 3 -6pm on Friday 9th April. Come along and taste Boosy Blue, Yarrawonga White, Boosey Soft and Tungamah Tasty.
On Saturday 10th April North Essendon Farmers Market, Lincoln Park
Bendigo Farmers Market
Croydon Farmers Market
Violet Town Market
On Saturday April 10th Julie, Robert, Lisa & Amy Cameron will be holding a Family Fun Day at Log Cabin Park in Cobram from 9am to 3pm. There will be rides for kids, hot rods & vintage cars on display and lots more. The day is to raise funds for Kidney Health Australia (Amy is currently back on dialysis every night while she waits for a second renal transplant). Any enquiries or offers of help for the day can be made to Sharon (5871 2004) and Julie (5748 4377). The “Interceptor” will be on display (lights currently working, siren should work by Saturday). Robert & the crew of “Amy’s Team” are getting “the Interceptor” ready for the Kidney Kar Rally in August. Go along for a fun day and to support a good cause.
On Sunday 11th April Rutherglen Farmers Market
Williamstown Farmers Market
Melbourne Showgrounds Farmers Market
The Melbourne Showgrounds Farmers Market is a new market every Sunday from 9am to 1pm in the Federation Hall of the Melbourne Showgrounds. (entrance from Leonard Crescent, off Langs Road, Ascot Vale). The contact details for the market are info@melbourneshowgroundsfarmersmarket.com.au 0458 543 719 www.melbourneshowgroundsfarmersmarket.com.au
Sunday April 11th is World Parkinson’s Day.

Apart from farmers’ markets (where you are buying your cheese direct from a member of the extended Cameron family), BCC is also available at Voduseks Meats, Yarrawonga
Rutherglen IGA
Fairley’s Supa IGA Shepparton
Foodworks Mulwala
Champions Supa IGA (Darley, Geelong West, Grovedale East, Caroline Springs, Gladstone Park, Heathcote, Kangaroo Flat & Long Gully)
We hope to be able to announce a few new outlets soon (including one in Ballarat!).
The Busy Boosey Creek Cheese Team

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Tuesday, 2 March 2010

NOW ON SHELF IN 8 IGA STORES



Boosey Creek Cheese is proud to announce four of their farmhouse cheeses have been launched on to the shelves at 8 Champions IGA stores.
The products are
TUNGAMAH TASTY cheddar matured, 6-12 months
YARRAWONGA WHITE ready to eat fetta
BOOSEY SOFT just like “camembert” soft & easy on the palate
BOOSEY BLUE soft blue vein cheese, matured in blue wax

Tastings will be taking place on this Thursday, March 4, “Market Day” between 11am & 1.30pm at Darley IGA and between 4 – 6 pm at West Geelong IGA.
Please come along and taste our cheese. Dates of tastings in other stores will be announced as they are arranged.

The IGA stores we are stocked at currently are
Champions Supa IGA Caroline Springs, shops 14 & 16 Caroline Springs Shopping Centre
Champions Supa IGA Darley, corner Grey St & Gisborne Road, Darley
Champions Supa IGA Geelong West, 86 Hope St, Geelong West (1 shop back from Pakington St)
Champions Supa IGA Gladstone Park, Shop 51 Gladstone Park Shopping Centre, Tullarmarine
Champions Supa IGA Grovedale East, 142-146 Marshalltown Road, Grovedale East
Champions Supa IGA Heathcote, 175 High St Heathcote
Champions Supa IGA Kangaroo Flat, 20 Station St, Kangaroo Flat
Champions Supa IGA Long Gully, 3 Wood St, Bendigo

“The Age Harvest Picnic- Hanging Rock” was a huge success for Boosey Creek Cheese. Ken & Margi sold virtually every piece of cheese we had in the van. Next year we will bring more cheese ( perhaps 2 vans) & more staff.

Looking forward to meeting more customers at the IGA stores and our regular Farmers’ Markets.

Cheers
The Boosey Creek Cheese Team

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Busy at Boosey




SORRY WE HAVEN’T UPDATED OUR WEBSITE FOR SOME TIME BUT WE HAVE BEEN
BUSY MAKING & SELLING OUR CHEESE & WINNING…
4 SILVER MEDALS !!!!
(Ken & Lisa "milling" cheddar. Ken cutting wheels of cheddar ready for the next farmers' market)

Boosey Creek Cheese is proud to announce four of their farmhouse cheeses have been awarded Silver Medals at the Sydney Royal 2010 Cheese and Dairy Produce Awards.
The medal winners are
TUNGAMAH TASTY class 27 cheddar cheese, matured
YARRAWONGA WHITE class 38 fetta cheese, no added flavouring
OMA’S FAVOURITE class 41 cheese, flavours other than fruit
WARBY RED class 44 cheese, mixed rind, washed rind and white mould ripening

Boosey Creek Cheese is also expanding. Nicole and Lisa have joined the otherwise extended family of staff. Lisa is looking forward to learning more about cheese-making in her assistant cheese-maker position. We are also expanding the number of markets, special events and locations where we sell our multi-award winning cheese. At the end of February, some of our cheese will be stocked at 10 Champion IGA stores across Geelong and Bendigo.

Upcoming Special Events (We are staying busy !!)

This coming week the RACV club (501 Bourke St Melbourne) is hosting a promotion of Murray River Produce. On Wednesday 17th February between 1030am – 230pm the products featured will be Boosey Creek Cheese and Monichino Wines. Come along and meet Don and Lisa then taste some award winning cheeses and wines. Our good friends at Monichino’s will help us match our cheese with their wines. All products will be available to taste and purchase on the day.

As part of the promotion of products produced along the Murray, there will be a special Farmer’s Market held in the forecourt of the RACV club (501 Bourke St, Melbourne) on Saturday 20th February from 1030am -330pm. Don & Ada will be there on the day and Bruce will pop in at the end to help (after doing one of our regular Farmer’s Markets at Wheeler’s Hill).
On Monday 22nd February Ken will be joining a busload of chefs and Moira Shire food producers as they travel to Melbourne. It will be an opportunity to network and sample various products for the chefs and the producers.

The weekend of the 27th and 28th of February will be another busy one for Boosey Creek Cheese. Don and Ada will be at the Champion’s IGA launch of our products as part of “Champion’s Fare” on the Saturday. The products that will be stocked are Tungamah Tasty (mature cheddar), Yarrawonga White (fetta), Boosey Blue (soft blue matured in wax) and Boosey Soft (camembert style). These four products now have barcodes as part of their store packaging. Ken will join his parents at the launch (Grovedale East Supa IGA store) after selling cheese at the Geelong Farmer’s Market in the morning.

On Sunday 28th of February Ken, Don and Ada are all off to Hanging Rock to sell our cheese at “The Age Harvest Picnic- Hanging Rock”. We will be sharing our site with Barfold Estate. So look out for the great combination of cheese, olives and wine !!

We have many more special event markets coming up (Easter is going to be BUSY!!).
Tastes of Rutherglen : Boosey Creek Cheese will be at Coffield’s Winery (the site of the Pickled Sisters) on Saturday 6th March, Sunday 7th March and Saturday 13th March. We will be at our regular site at the Rutherglen Farmers’ Market on Sunday 14th March.
Easter Saturday (3rd April) Markets will be at Beechworth, Bright, and Mansfield as well as our regular Saturday markets at Wodonga (the causeway) and Bundoora.
Our shopfront at the farm will be open over the Easter Long weekend which is in the middle of the Victorian School Holidays. (Term 1 is short and term 2 will be long!)
Easter at Brown Brothers (Milawa) means there will also be a team there selling Boosey Creek Cheese on Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th and Monday 5th April. Yet another opportunity to enjoy fabulous North East Victorian produce with wine !!

We plan to try and keep this site updated more frequently (Plans are always subject to change). The Boosey Creek Cheese Team

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Saturday, 12 December 2009

Busy Calendar




The online calendar has been updated; apologies to anyone who couldn't find a market they were looking for earlier.

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Heathmont Farmers' Market

Boosey Creek Cheese will be Heathmont Farmers Market, at Great Ryrie Primary School on the first Sunday of every month. The market is open from 8am to 1pm, but I would strongly recommend arriving before midday, as many stall holders start to run low on their best sellers during the pre-lunch rush. We have been known to sell out of Katamatite Crumble by eleven!

Bruce and Melissa will be looking after the stand at this market for the next few months. Bruce is the cook in our house, so feel free to ask him about how he uses each of the cheeses in his own recipes.

This is a friendly little market run by Regional Farmers Markets. The lovely men and women from the local Lions group look after the gate and make an awesome bacon-and-egg sandwhich for breakfast if you are around that early... but they are just as scrumptious at lunchtime.

For a link to the map, click on the Heatmont link in the Google Calender below.

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Sunday, 3 May 2009

Croydon Farmers Market

Naomi is part of the extended Cameron family. She has been helping wrap and label cheeses and keep the cheese-making equipment squeaky clean for Ken, our chief-cheese-maker, during the last few months. It has been a very busy time, with all hands on deck. If you have been out to Boosey Creek for a visit, you may have met Naomi, but you were just as likely to have met Julie, Amy or Lisa.

Croydon Farmers' Market is coming up this weekend, and Naomi has taken a little break from farm jobs to come to Melbourne for this market. Come and see us both at Croydon Park on Hewish Road this Saturday, 9th May. Yes... that is the day before Mothers' Day, and we will have extra jars of Katamatite Crumble, our marinated feta, especially for gift giving. The market is open from 8am to 1pm. For a detailed map, click on Croydon RFM in the Google Calendar below.


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Saturday, 31 January 2009

Check these dates




December was a busy month with extra markets for Christmas, and January was just as busy as we added new markets to our schedule. With so many markets, Don and Ada have been sharing the load with the rest of the family. You may have met Ken and Margi, Matt, Naomi, Melissa or Grace. Remember to keep your eyes peeled for our distinctive green logo.

This Google calendar will show you where to find us in February and March. If you can't make it to a market, remember we are open for farm gate sales on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.