Why Blue Cow Cheese Co

Our Story

Our story begins where most (cheese) origin stories begin: Europe. In the Summer of 1990, Blue Cow Cheese Co founder, Nick Bath, left Australia to embark on a backpacking odyssey throughout the old continent in search of adventure, romance, and inspiration… And returned with cheese. One could argue he found what he was looking for!

Working in leading fromageries throughout London, Nick honed and developed his craft – frequently travelling to mainland Europe to source and discover rarefied, exclusive cheeses, and form long-lasting friendships with artisanal cheesemakers and affineurs.

Returning to Perth, Nick desired to utilise this knowledge to create a company specialising in the importation, distribution, and retail of specialty cheeses and fine foods, and in 1998, Blue Cow Cheese Co was established. Nick’s vision was, and remains to this day, to introduce the people of Australia to the finest quality dairy produce from both the Old and New Worlds.

Our close alliances with revered artisanal cheesemakers has provided us with an exclusive, varied, and esteemed range of cheeses at our disposal. As such, flights leave Charles de Gaulle and Venice Marco Polo airport/s every fortnight laden with fresh cheeses from across Europe, bound for our cheese rooms and larders – delivering the freshest cheese available anywhere within Australia. This means you get the world’s best cheeses in the world’s best condition.

To receive these cheeses at the same time as the fromageries in Pigalle, as the restaurants in Clerkenwell, and the Venetian trattorias, is no mean feat, and is the result of a rigorous and robust logistics capability; a capability unique to Blue Cow Cheese Co, and in-turn, to all our customers throughout Australia.

Many years have passed and cheeses have matured since our founding. Although we have grown as a company and are now considered the leading independent specialty cheese importer, exporter, distributor, and retailer in Australia, and stock the finest restaurants, wineries, provedores, and homes throughout the country, we still remain the same personable, boutique cheese specialist from 1998.

Our Passion

Cheese is our passion, and is embedded in our culture. It’s constantly on our minds, and on our breaths (sorry!). We are forever talking about it; we crave it; we even lose sleep over it (we partially blame the surreal blue cheese dreams for that!). Our love of cheese is systemic from a love of food in general, and is one of the endless triumphs along the great food journey. To love cheese is to submit yourself to hopeless, blinding romanticism – and we are fortunate to do so daily.

We believe cheese brings people together around a table. It stimulates thought and discussion (as well as quietening a room), it accompanies ingredients and fine wines, and its exact constitution and process is a living museum, echoing traditions perfected over thousands of years.

This tradition has expressed itself in many new and interesting permeations, and as a result, the world of cheese is shifting its borders and terrain. Cheese is amorphous and alive, so great concentration and knowledge is paramount in understanding its many graces.

Our reputation for passion and knowledge has led to close partnerships with leading restaurants, wineries, and speciality gourmet food purveyors throughout Australia, and we work closely with these clients to tailor cheeses specific to their requirements. We run regular workshops, tastings, and classes with staff and clients, as well as hosting prestigious specialty tasting/pairing events for the public.

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We regularly frequent our European suppliers, and continue to search for new (which often translates to old) cheese makers and affineurs – those which have remained guarded village secrets. Our range of New World cheese continues to expand as exciting, new cheese makers begin to emerge and embrace this most noble of traditions – and this thrills us greatly.

As the global recognition of Australian cheeses continues to strengthen as does our Blue Cheese Cow label of cheeses – which has now garnered many national and international awards, and can be found stocked at all prestigious gourmet stores across Australia and overseas.

Meet The Team

The Blue Cow Cheese Co team is a provedore of food lovers and technicians (from reception right through to our cheese makers) who share a common aim: to source and deliver the finest quality dairy products and customer service.

A close-knit family, we work alongside our colleagues and partners to craft a harmonious atmosphere just perfect for the maturing of fine cheeses and strong, collaborative working relationships.

We love our cheese; whether it is a gooey, stinky limburger, or a sharp, salty flake of parmigiano, you will not often find us without a sneaky wedge of it concealed in our hands, or conspiring our thoughts. For what is life without cheese? We’d prefer not to entertain such a terrifying notion.

Sales & Customer Service Team

Sales & Customer Service Team

Admin Team

Admin Team

Stock Team

Stock Team

Batch Picking Team

Batch Picking Team

Cheese Cutting Team

Cheese Cutting Team

Delivery Team

Delivery Team

Nicholas Bath

Nicholas Bath

Managing Director

Louise Donnan

Louise Donnan

Chief Financial Officer

Anthony Booth

Anthony Booth

Operations Manager

Gemma Maher

Gemma Maher

Sales & Marketing Manager

Matthew Brockliss

Matthew Brockliss

Business Development

Robyn Bellis

Robyn Bellis

Purchasing Manager

Our Values

Cheese making is a craft built on passion, knowledge, and deeply set intuitions: Blue Cow Cheese Co is no different. We adhere to a simple, moral compass; a compass that guides integrity, safety, innovation, collaboration and passion.
Our Values

Cheese making is a craft built on passion, knowledge, and deeply set intuitions: Blue Cow Cheese is no different. We adhere to a simple, moral compass; a compass that guides a compass that guides integrity, safety, innovation, collaboration and passion.

We believe truth and honesty are the prerequisites to successful customer relations and engagement. We aim for the highest levels of customer satisfaction, and meet these obligations through feedback and open communication with our clientele.

Our acute logistics capabilities ensure cheeses are air and sea freighted promptly and hygienically in temperature-controlled storage facilities specific to cheese varietals. Our maturing rooms and warehouse abide to the strictest hygiene standards, and are constantly reviewed by our own internal hygiene body (as well as officially licenced health inspectors).

This dedication to hygiene and expedited delivery not only guarantees the freshest cheeses, but also the finest representation of the cheese. It is these exacting standards, and blind dedication (which may seem a little nutty to others) that makes our cheese truly the world’s best cheese.