We want to celebrate International Women's Day with a story that fills us with pride. The story of Ann Marie and Carla, two extraordinary women in Australian agribusiness. We are very proud, here at Deliss, to bring to you two of Carla and Ann Marie's most popular cheese from their Sutton Grange Organic Farm: "La Luna - Baby" and "La Luna - Ring".
Both cheeses are made from 100% organic milk from their own goats, these cheeses are a true labour of love. Carla and Ann-Marie use traditional cheese-making techniques, and as a result, La Luna Baby has a flavour that is very creamy, a smooth texture, with a natural wrinkly rind. It's flavour has citrus notes and hints of fresh hay, which develop as the cheese ages. Unlike La Luna Ring which is more mature; and it has a little goaty, tangy, and peppery flavour.
Carla and Ann-Marie have dedicated their lives to establishing a farm that helps the community and to developing a more wholesome and sustainable food supply. In the area of organic farming today, Sutton Grange Organic Farm has become a pioneer. Many organisations have praised them for their dedication to sustainable agricultural practises.
Carla was raised in Warrnambool, a Victorian rural community, where the family received weekly deliveries of plain yoghurt from the cheese plant and raw (unpasteurized) cow's milk from the neighbourhood dairy. Carla holds a degree in education (music, history and politics).
Ann-Marie grew up on the outskirts of Melbourne, where her love of animals grew from raising ducks and pet goats. Ann-Marie has a Bachelor in Agricultural Science, a Diploma of Education, and a Graduate Diploma in Outdoor Education, and has completed 2 years of a Degree in Health Science.
“We wouldn’t be cheese makers if we couldn’t care for the land and the goats that produce the milk. It’s the balance of these activities that makes our life fulfilling”.
The perseverance and dedication of Carla and Ann have paid off, as their farm is now a top option for those seeking for high-quality organic food. They have inspired many other women to consider jobs in agriculture and sustainable farming practises. And we are very proud to work hand in hand with them, La Luna Baby is not only delicious, but it is also perfect for cheese boards, sandwiches, and even salads.
Let's take a minute to honour the outstanding work being done by women like Carla and Ann-Marie as we observe Women's Day. We are all inspired by their commitment to creating high-quality, organic goods.