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.