That's Amore Cheese have become a Melbourne sensation in a relatively short time. CH James is proud to have That's Amore Cheese as a supplier, bringing the Italian taste of cheese to CH James' modern fresh dishes.
Traditional techniques are used to create Italian style hand stretched soft curd cheeses. Locally sourced milk is used in their process with animal free rennet. There are no shortcuts, and the hand made cheeses are the work of true artisans.
The history is impressive. In 2004 Giorgio Linguanti arrived in Melbourne and immersed himself into the Melbourne foodie culture. In only four years this young Sicilian went from not speaking a word of English to opening his own cheese shop and winning an award at the Royal Melbourne Show and has won numerous awards since.
Giorgio grew up in Italy and before migrating to Australia, his career was in advertising. We know many advertisers who consume vast amounts of cheese. According to the That's Amore website, during the two years prior to coming to Australia he worked in a small shop selling regional food products typical of the Aeolian Islands (off the north-east coast of Sicilia), which included particular capers organic jams and tuna in oil. This sparked his interest in food.
It was August 2004 when Giorgio migrated to Melbourne without a word of English and got a job in a cheese factory where his interest and passion for making cheese ignited.
After his experience in two different cheese factories, Giorgio started his own business ‘That’s Amore Cheese’, in 2008. He began with just one product – bocconcini leaf, which was a huge hit with the Italian Restaurants. Before long he was also making burrata and smoked scarmorza. Chef’s admired his artisan skills in handmade cheeses and were very excited by his products.
Giorgio’s business grew rapidly and in 2010 he opened his new shop, ‘La Latteria Mozzarella Laboratory’. The fresh milk and curd is sent every morning from his Donnybrook farm and his cheese is made every day in the shop. Giorgio’s cheese laboratory allows him to experiment with new products so that there is always something new to offer.
Giorgio is the face of the business and is popular with his live cheese demonstrations. Recently That's Amore Cheese was a sensation at the Melbourne Tomato Festival #MelbTomFest, with their Mozzarella Bar hugely popular and dishes selling out (including a cameo from La Cucina Di Sandra Cooking School with her recipe). We wish That's Amore Cheese all the best for the premium cheese event Fromage A Trois. Images credit: That's Amore Cheese Facebook.