The waitress whispered this little secret of a dessert to us, and of course it was the priciest one on the menu :)
We do love our goats curd, and did not need any persuasion to order it!
As good as the Holy Goat Goats Curd was, it was probably over-sweetened. The blurberries and the amazingly fragrant base both overpowered the mild milky curd. Only when we carefully scooped a spoonful of unadulterated goats curd, could we properly enjoy this luscious silky curd cheese with a subtle tang typical of goats curd.
On it's own the nutty base was like eating peanut butter or sesame paste! :)
Giant Steps / Innocent Bystander Winery
336 Maroondah Highway, Healesville 3777
(03) 5962 6111
- Bargain hunter-gatherers, by Nina Rousseau, The Age Cheap Eats 2007 editor, Epicure, The Age, February 27, 2007
Antipasto plate, $15
Giant Steps/Innocent Bystander, 336 Maroondah Highway, Healesville
Antipasto is hardly groundbreaking but this "gourmet Bunnings" with a cafe-restaurant, cheese room, bakery, pizzeria, cellar door and coffee roaster makes most of its produce in-house or sources it locally. Choose a selection of goodies for your plate: organic sourdough grissini, house-cured Buxton salmon, mushroom arancini, thinly sliced zucchini wrapped around ricotta on pickled beetroot or some mammoth green olives.
- Giant Steps/Innocent Bystander - Mietta's
- Seeking sanctuary, by Mark Hawthorne, Travel, The Age, November 17, 2007
- Weigh up your options, by Michael Harden, Food and Wine, Travel - The Age, September 16, 2006
- Vintage valley comes of age, by Winsor Dobbin, Travel, The Age November 4, 2007
- Good food, good wine, by Jane Faulkner, Travel, The Age November 3, 2007