#3

Colin’s Grilled Jersey Cheese Recipe

All gloriously original cheeses deserve an equally glorious recipe. Colin’s Grilled Jersey Cheese is just that, and so much more. Read on to learn about his unique cheese, and how best to serve it.

5 min prep | 10 min cook | 15 min total

About the recipe

When was the last time you ate something that was truly original? With a resume that includes the likes of Melbourne’s Cutler & Co. and New York City’s Flora Bar, you’d forgive Colin Wood for resting on his laurels.

But the current Sydney-sider decided to take it up a notch in 2020 when he set out to make a cheese that would be suited to grilling. Hence was born Jersey Cheese.

Continue after ad break

Ingredients

100 g Jersey Cheese

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp chilli flakes

1 tsp rock salt

½ lemon

Method

1

Cut cheese into 3 cm thick strips (approx. 50 g) and heat oil in pan on medium-high heat

2

Fry cheese on all sides and ends until caramelised. Remove from grill once charred and place on serving plate

3

Drown in a generous amount of extra virgin olive oil

4

Sprinkle with rock salt and chilli flakes

5

Squeeze the juice of half a lemon to finish off

Jersey Cheese

Colin uses Jersey cow’s milk from Erindale Dairy in Numurkah, Victoria, and his adaptation of the traditional recipe for Halloumi. Using lower cooking temperatures and less stirring, he has been able to develop a unique cheese that has a higher moisture content than the original.

As a result, the cheese has a tantalisingly soft, delicate and creamy texture when grilled. Moreover, this is not too dissimilar to the Stracciatella you would find inside Burrata.

Continue after ad break

Recipe

Slab of Colins Grilled Jersey Milk Cheese in olive oil

Colin's Grilled Jersey Cheese

A grilled cheese unlike any other
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Australian
Servings 1 person
Calories 145 kcal

Equipment

  • Frying pan

Ingredients
  

  • 100 g Colin's Jersey Cheese
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp rock salt
  • 1/2 lemon

Instructions
 

  • Cut cheese into 3 cm thick strips (approx 50 g)
    100 g Colin's Jersey Cheese
  • Heat oil in pan on medium-high heat
  • Fry cheese on all sides and ends until caramelised
  • Remove from grill once charred and place on serving plate
  • Drown in a generous amount of extra virgin olive oil
    3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Sprinkle with rock salt and chilli flakes
    1 tsp chilli flakes, 1 tsp rock salt
  • Squeeze the juice of half a lemon to finish off
    1/2 lemon

Notes

For best results, take cheese out of bag and pat dry before frying.
Keyword Summer

1 thought on “Colin’s Grilled Jersey Cheese Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    Wowsers! You don’t often see something this original in the cheese scene. The cheese is truly sensational and what a simple recipe!

    I love this dish!!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating