My love of cheese is no secret around here. So, a fridge for cheese lovers? That’s right up my alley!
Last week I attended the launch of the new Samsung Four Door French Door Refrigerator. The event was held at the (amazing) GPO cheese room where guests were treated to wine and cheese matching – oh, and a preview of the new fridge, of course.
Even though this fridge is far too wide to fit in my kitchen, that doesn’t stop me lusting after it. Samsung are hoping that sexy fridges like this one are going to be the new household ‘envy’ item. I’m sure it will be the case with competitive food bloggers.
Move over flat screen TVs, in 2011, it’s all about having a gorgeous (massive) fridge and being hostess with the most-ess. Sorry sports-nuts, you’re going to have to watch ice freeze or cheese chill, rather than your favourite star win the game in larger-than-life high definition.
Let’s embrace it. It’s a change for the better, in my humble opinion.
Apart from looking pretty (with a fingermark-proof outer coating) it also has a whole range of interesting features;
You probably want to know about the cheese, don’t you? We tried four different types with matching wines.
Capra ‘Cameo’ – a certified organic goats milk cheese rolled in ash. Pictured above. Absolutely delicious and perfect with a glass of Cullen 2008 Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon from WA.
Small Cow Brie – an Irish Dexter cow’s milk cheese from the NSW Southern Highlands. The fromager said she thinks this is the ‘best Brie in Australia’, who am I to disagree? It was delish. Served with an absolutely ripe, cherry flavoured Peringa Estate 2009 ‘Peninsula’ Pinot Noir from VIC.
Grandvewe ‘La Mancha’ – a mature hard sheep’s milk cheese, similar to Spanish Manchego, from Tasmania. It’s a highly seasonal cheese and apparently, we were eating the last pieces available until next year. I recently tried some of Grandvewe’s other cheeses on a trip to Hobart and they are all good! I was pleased to see this was matched with a Mr Riggs 2008 Tempranillo from SA as I have wanted to try a Tempranillo for a while.
Berry’s Creek ‘Tarwin’ Blue – a blue vein cow’s milk cheese made from Jersey cows. The muscats accompanying this cheese were delicious! I was also surprised to enjoy the Wellington 2006 Iced Riesling dessert wine as I am not usually a fan because they are too sweet. The sommelier explained that Riesling grapes are quite difficult to grow in Australia because they need to ripen then freeze on the vine (a bit of a challenge in our climate!) but that in Tasmania the temperatures are close to perfect and the grapes are picked and the put into a big freezer. How interesting! The lesson is to choose Riesling’s from Tasmania.
As a quick side note, the sommelier and fromager were absolutely amazing! Really knowledgeable without being snobby in the slightest. I highly recommend going to the GPO cheese room for a very delicious experience.
Meanwhile, go and check out this new Samsung fridge, if only to have a sticky beak – it’s in-store now at an RRP of $4,999.
Until next time…