Cheese roll tour of Southland

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Cheese roll tour of Southland

Postby dustbinflowers » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:49 am

Driving around Southland and Otago, I generally go for a cheese roll and a coffee wherever I stop.

This first review has just been sparked by a stop in Riversdale, a village between Lumsden and Gore. There will be many more. I do this as a public service for all. Happy to expand it to a review of travelling food and drink and toilet stops in general if others have reviews to chuck up.

First up, the Blue Diamond care dairy and takeaway, Riversdale. I got two cheese rolls and a small flat white. $9.20. Lovely people. The cheese rolls were pretty ok, standard white bread, cheese with a bit of that secret ingredient that Southlanders all know, but which cannot be told (hint, it's not jizz). Points off for being made with margarine not butter.
For gods sake do not buy coffee from this place. One sip was enough- astoundingly, undrinkably bad.
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Re: Cheese roll tour of Southland

Postby dustbinflowers » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:58 am

Next: Bracken Hall, Mossburn.
The small flat white was passable- not great, but ok. The cheese rolls were great. Waiting cold in the cabinet, they were toasted on demand, presented with extra butter to slather over the top. Good strong cheese and secret ingredient. Standard size, pretty damn good! I like Mossburn, it is the gateway to Fiordland. It is a good place to pause before tackling the last 45 minutes to Te Anau, which usually consists of hundreds of giant tour buses, rental cars on the wrong side of the road, and angry locals in 4wds.
I once witnessed fifty guys chanting on the back of a flat deck truck driving slowly down the road in Mossburn. It turned out to be the funeral for a truck driver who played with the local rugby club. Deliverance as.
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Re: Cheese roll tour of Southland

Postby Dead Kid » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:54 pm

Although I'd been around most of Southland and Otago as a teenager, I only had eyes for meat pies. I didn't learn cheese rolls were a thing until after my last visit to Dunedin in 2015!

I have however heard of expat Southlanders heaping the onion on them, so if that's the secret ingredient then y'all need to get a new better-tasting secret ingredient. 8)
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Re: Cheese roll tour of Southland

Postby dustbinflowers » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:30 pm

Nope, that isn't the secret ingredient, although I'll have to try that, it sounds good.
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Re: Cheese roll tour of Southland

Postby Dubpunker » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:50 pm

Yummy. I would like to have a cheese roll.

Tour over?

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Re: Cheese roll tour of Southland

Postby dustbinflowers » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:05 am

That leg of the tour is over. There will be more in the next couple of weeks- probably Dunedin- Catlins, and Dunedin- Oamaru. I'm gluten intolerant and have to recover from eating them before heading out to review others. Such is my dedication...
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Re: Cheese roll tour of Southland

Postby Dubpunker » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:39 am

Top! Have a nice summer.

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Re: Cheese roll tour of Southland

Postby dave-brown » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:33 am

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Re: Cheese roll tour of Southland

Postby Dixon Cider A.C. » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:49 pm

Had a couple of these for the first time last night. Central Otago goin off

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Re: Cheese roll tour of Southland

Postby dustbinflowers » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:35 pm

Cheese roll from the slightly less shit cafe at Dunedin airport. $5 for a jumbo cheese roll- lots of bread and a fair whack of cheese, but very little flavour. The roll was toasted and was oily, but not from butter. The largeness of the roll meant it needed to be cut up to be eaten- which immediately makes it a bit pointless since it is meant to be finger food . Not great, but still looked better than what was at the other cafe.
Oh, the flat white was a bit shit. Also, Dunedin airport- what is with only takeaway cups? Back in the freaking sustainability dark ages.
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Re: Cheese roll tour of Southland

Postby General Mutante » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:47 pm

I had one at Eastgate mall on Saturday after picking up a birthday present for a mate of mine at Penny Lane. Took ages to get ready ‘cos the two chicks at the kiosk were distracted by some doddery old cunt demanding a “cold drink” but failing to specify what kind and paying for it with coins from 1896. When I did finally get my cheese roll I brushed the cobwebs off myself and sat don to find the exterior dry and unbuttered, then to add insult to injury all the cheese fell out the bottom. Shit like that is how wars start.
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Re: Cheese roll tour of Southland

Postby Drax » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:08 pm

So does anyone know what the secret ingredient is?

I'm not convinced it isn't jizz.

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Re: Cheese roll tour of Southland

Postby mmmm....good crack » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:20 pm

think its just onion soup mix
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Re: Cheese roll tour of Southland

Postby General Mutante » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:24 pm

We only jizz in them if we’re serving them to Aucklanders.
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Re: Cheese roll tour of Southland

Postby Red_switch » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:14 am

mmmm....good crack wrote:think its just onion soup mix

That's generally it, yes.
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Re: Cheese roll tour of Southland

Postby General Mutante » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:17 am

You treacherous swine. Leave the South Island immediately.
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Re: Cheese roll tour of Southland

Postby General Mutante » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:19 am

We should drag you behind a tractor and put you in the wickerman for revealing such sacred mysteries to outsiders.
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Re: Cheese roll tour of Southland

Postby Dead Kid » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:25 am

Now you've gone and revealed that a Mainland wicker man isn't complete without a few warm bodies stuffed inside. Add yourself to the queue.
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Re: Cheese roll tour of Southland

Postby Drax » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:43 am

So it's jizz?

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Re: Cheese roll tour of Southland

Postby General Mutante » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:40 pm

The wickerman is an open secret. We’ve got to strike fear into the hearts of outsiders somehow.
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Re: Cheese roll tour of Southland

Postby dustbinflowers » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:10 pm

Yeah it's jizz . Either human or sheep.
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Re: Cheese roll tour of Southland

Postby kaotick » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:48 pm

If only I knew, no jizz or misplaced smegma in my cheese rolls. The best are home made, we keep that recipe safe down these ways. Onion soup is merely a urban legend

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Re: Cheese roll tour of Southland

Postby Dead Kid » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:04 pm

Had my first cheese rolls the other weekend. At a bar in Auckland (Flight 605) and thus probably about as unauthentic as it gets, but still tasty. Not overly toasted and starting to unravel a bit, but a heap of extra butter which was good. Also they put some of their potato chips with em.

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Re: Cheese roll tour of Southland

Postby dustbinflowers » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:56 pm

That's awesome
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Re: Cheese roll tour of Southland

Postby Dubpunker » Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:53 am

dustbinflowers wrote:That's awesome


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