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Where Does Halloumi Cheese Come From?

Mmmm halloumi! Firm, slightly springy with a unique salty flavour that is unmistakable. Have you ever wondered whilst chowing down at your favourite brunch spot or while cooking halloumi at home “where does halloumi cheese come from?“ Well have no fear -...

Cheese Range Recognised In National Dairy Awards

Olympus Cheese are extremely honoured to have been recognised in the Dairy Industry Association of Australia Australian Dairy Product Competition, 2018. Our cheese products were recognised across seven categories, which is both heart-warming and humbling. Find out...

From A Little West End Factory – The History of Olympus Cheese.

From small beginnings in Con Bouras’ house in West End, to a growing cheesemaking business in Coorparoo supplying Australia’s speciality grocers, delis and IGA’s and some of our most prominent chefs in cafes and restaurants around the country. How did we get there?...

Dem’ Bones: How To Maximise Your Bone Health

Did you know, that bone is a metabolically active tissue? This means that old bone is broken down, and new bone is made by our bodies throughout our lives. Our bone density depletes as we age, and this is made worse if we don't look after them. So how can we keep our...

Why Eat Dairy Foods for Calcium?

If you're looking to up your calcium intake, dairy foods are a great source. Dairy foods (particularly yoghurt and most cheeses) are a healthy and easily absorbed source of calcium and have been part of the human diet for some 8000 years. Dairy is also more...

Why is Calcium Important?

Did you know that more than half of Australian adults do not meet their recommended daily intake of calcium? Breaking this down even more - only one in four females and one in two males meet their calcium requirements from food. “So what!?” you might be thinking. Why...

Olympus Cheese On the Menu: Pawpaw Café

Looking for an amazing lunch or dinner experience, or simply to while away the morning hours sipping coffee and brunching it up with the best? Iconic Brisbane food spot Pawpaw Café in Woolloongabba is famous for their South-East Asian dinner menu. They are also...

What is Fresh Cheese?

Here at Olympus Cheese, we make fresh cheese. What is fresh cheese you ask? Shouldn’t all cheese be fresh? Well, yes, but fresh cheese refers to a type of cheese which is not aged and is minimally processed. We examine the different types of fresh (or young) cheeses...

Olympus Cheese On the Menu: Clapham Junction, Banyo

Looking for your next place to celebrate the Easter weekend and indulge in some seriously good dishes featuring Olympus Cheese? Try Banyo’s favourite bar Clapham Junction Wine Bar Provisions. Recently voted runner-up in the Weekend Edition Awards for Brisbane’s Best...

Olympus Cheese On The Menu: Foxy Bean Cafe, Woolloongabba.

A stone's throw away from Woolloongabba's Logan Rd Antique Quarter and the Gabba Cricket Ground is one of Brisbane's most gorgeous cafes, Foxy Bean. Whether you’re all about that cafe culture or you’re a pub grub, Foxy Bean caters to both. They have an amazing menu...

Why is Plain Greek Yogurt Good For You?

You may or may not know, that apart from our delicious Cheese, Olympus Cheese also has a yummy Yoghurt range. We sell both Natural unsweetened yoghurt and Greek unsweetened yoghurt. Today, we want to talk about Greek Yogurt in particular (or yoghurt as we still say in...

Olympus Cheese Talks Halloumi Cheesemaking on Talking Lifestyle Radio

This week Olympus Cheese co-owner Michael Gavriel was on the radio representing everybody's favourite squeaky cheese, Halloumi. Talking Lifestyle Radio's Ed Phillips and Chef Daniel interviewed him for the Better Living Program. Olympus Cheese has been making halloumi...