Bay of Fires Cheese

Ian Fowler is a 13th generation cheese maker, with his younger brother also still making cheese in England. The Fowlers are England’s oldest cheese making family, going back nearly 400 years, with Ian carrying on the tradition on the beautiful East Coast of Tasmania! Below are Ian’s responses to our questionnaire:

What’s motivates you to do what you do?
To try and make the best possible cheese, with the changing seasons.

What’s unique and special about what you produce?
Only grass/forage fed cows milk used, gives real seasonal changes in the cheese, as far as I know our cows are the only ones that are purely grass/forage fed for our cheese production

What’s your favourite product and why?
A well-aged pinot, it seems to complement our cheese very nicely

How did you get started in your field?
Born into it – 13th generation cheesemaker.  In Tasmania, we were able to get started with the help of a few good people who wanted to see us succeed.

What are you looking forward to in the future?
Building our new cheese maturation store.

What are you most proud of?
My family and the business that can now support them

Why did you choose to partner with Savour and Grace?
A partnership works if both parties are heading in the same direction.