by Lisa Blainey
Before cheesemaking Maleny’s Trevor Hart was a jazz musician and composer. Trevor says, “When I started making cheese people would stop me in the street quite upset and say, why have you given up music? I hadn’t given up music, I was just doing something else at the moment.”
Last year during his Churchill Scholarship overseas trip Trevor met an isolated Basque cheesemaker and was inspired to refine his “A Love Supreme,” a fresh style Buffalo cheese as soon as he returned home.
Trevor says, “A Love Supreme now has a much more beautiful texture.”
A Love Supreme and Buffalo Haloumi are both finalists in this year’s Delicious Magazine Awards. Winners will be announced July 27.
Discovering old ways of making cheese brought home to Trevor the similarities between cheesemaking and music, “The way I work with cheese comes from a strong musical background. Cheese is all about composition and texture, the same with music.”
A few months ago the “Trevor Hart Quartet” got back together after a four year break. Trevor said, “It must be at least ten years since I played in Maleny, and back then it was part of a nation-wide tour.”
The Trevor Hart Quartet with Andrew Vievers on Flamenco guitar will be playing on Sunday, July 19, at 2.30pm at Maleny Marketplace Organic Café.