Harper & Blohm Cheese Shop Essendon
Harper and Blohm moved to 365 Sydney Road, Brunswick in November 2018.
Attached to the western outpost of Prince Wine Store is Harper & Blohm, opened by Olivia Sutton who noticed a gap in the neighbourhood when it came to fromage.
A 10-year employee of Calendar Cheese Company and a veteran of Ireland’s excellent Sheridans Cheesemongers, Sutton puts her love of cheese down to her roots; her family lives on King Island (in Tasmania) and she has memories of taking three-kilogram bries back to the boarding school with her.
With Harper & Blohm, Sutton wants to give cheese lovers the opportunity to enjoy cheeses that aren’t often available to them. The store showcases Australian and international benchmark cheeses that are often on restaurant menus, but not available in stores.”
On offer are mouldy wonders such as Red Hill Blue, Fleur de Marquis, Epois, Prom Country white mould, Bruny Island’s raw milk creation, L’Artisan’s washed-rind Mountain Man and some special editions of Holy Goat. For those not willing to sink their entire week’s pay into fermented milk, Sutton’s also selling kid’s cheddar and a big slab of brie for $5.
The store will be hosting cheese appreciation masterclasses, and, thanks to its proximity to Prince, wine and beer-matching events.