Nick's obsession with great cheese started when he was given a bucket of fresh goat's milk whilst working as a chef in South Australia's Eden Valley.
Since then, cheese has taken him around the world before it eventually landed him on the stunningly beautiful Bruny Island in southern Tasmania. Through Bruny Island Cheese Co he has championed artisan cheese in Australia and is a passionate advocate for Raw Milk Cheese (which he is happy to rant on about, any chance he gets). Read Nick's full bio here.
Evan discovered his passion for making beer as a poor and thirsty University of Tasmania student. Several years and many homebrews later, he landed his first brewing job assisting Willie Simpson at Seven Sheds Brewery, Meadery and Hop Garden. Evan continued working at Seven Sheds part-time for several years even as he took on full-time work, first making whisky and other spirits at Lark Distillery and then as a brewer at Moo Brew.
In 2014, Evan's ambition to embark on a new brewing project led to a meeting with Nick Haddow, founder of Bruny Island Cheese Co. Evan and Nick's shared enthusiasm for fermentation culminated in a brewery being built out the back of the cheese making rooms at Great Bay, Bruny Island. Bruny Island Beer Co. launched its first beer, Farm Ale, in February 2016. Evan considers brewing a great way of adding value to raw ingredients grown by Tasmanian farmers. Evan finds inspiration in the hops, barley, wheat, oats, honey, fruit, micro-organisms and native plants that thrive in Tasmania's mild climate.
For Evan, the best thing about working in a brewery is that there's always a beer to look forward to at the end of a hard day's work.
Favourite beer: Farm Ale
Favourite cheese: Raw Milk C2 and whatever Halsey is experimenting with.
Favourite bakery item: Fresh sourdough, straight from the oven, with a slab of good butter.