48 Flavours & The Smelly Cheese Shop – Cheese Flavoured Ice Cream

The limited edition cheese inspired gelati range by 48 Flavours and The Smelly Cheese Shop is pushing creative boundaries, and working collaboratively to deliver new and unexpected taste sensations.

48 Flavours, Founder, Brian O’Donnell is constantly creating new flavour combinations to marry tastes that dance across your tongue and leave you wanting more.

Using cheese and The Smelly Cheese Shop, an Adelaide culinary icon as the inspiration, 48 Flavours has built on their international award winning Gorgonzola and Pear variegated with Fig and Walnuts gelati, to present a special quartet of cheese flavoured gelati.

Brian O’Donnell said it has been really important to source the right cheese to deliver a perfect balance of flavours in the ice cream and that is where the advice of cheese expert Valerie Henbest has been invaluable to bring this partnership to life.

“We are really proud of this new range of flavours all underpinned by cheese as the foundation. Valerie Henbest and I spent hours in at The Smelly Cheese Shop tasting and sampling cheese and exploring flavour pairings until the match was perfect,” said Brian O’Donnell.

The four new cheese flavours created are:
• Vanilla and Sage with Woodside Cheese Wrights Goat Curd;
• Melon and Roasted Almond with Onkaparinga Creamery Triple Cream Cheese;
• Monte Rosso Section 28 with Orange and Hazelnut; • La Casearia Carpenedo Gorgonzola and Pear variegated with Fig and Walnuts.

48 Flavours, international award winning Gorgonzola and Pear gelati is created from the Adelaide Central Market produce, including The Smelly Cheese Shop and is a taste sensation of the perfect blend of classic Italian flavours.

“Gorgonzola dolce is the sweeter gorgonzola made from pasteurised milk, aged for three months, to produce a creamy sharp flavour. The cheese is mixed with pear and as it is a mild sweet fruit, blends beautifully, especially when finished with walnuts and organic figs,” said Brian O’Donnell.

Valerie Henbest, founder of The Smelly Cheese Shop and born in Normandy, the home of Camembert, says growing up eating the cheese shaped her destiny and this collaboration is a another chapter in her cheese story.

“Cheese is my love and my life. The opportunity to work with Brian and his team at 48 Flavours to develop cheese inspired flavour gelati was too good an opportunity to refuse. It has been so important to balance all the flavours so one element is not overpowering another,” says Valerie Henbest.

“We are businesses within the same precinct so working together creates such great synergy and anything that can highlight cheese and showcase our products in a new and unique way is worth exploring, but most importantly all four flavours are simply delicious!”

The limited edition 1.5 litre take home tub has been created as premium offering and will retail for $49.50 to include all four flavours. This new product has been developed during COVID-19 to appeal to the foodie market and cheese lover, as well as the 48 Flavours ice cream connoisseur. It has seen the joining of two South Australian brands to create this new taste sensation.

The 1.5 litre take home tubs can be purchased through the three 48 Flavours stores (Gouger Street, Trinity Gardens and Paralowie) and The Smelly Cheese Shop.

For a limited time at both the 48 Flavours Gouger Street and Magill Road stores, the four cheese gelati flavours will be available to purchase by the scoop, this is the ideal opportunity to taste and sample these flavour combinations.

Since opening in 2014, 48 Flavours has won 41 international national and state awards for their gelato.


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