Masterchef Australia – The Cheese Taste Test And Matt Stone Is In The Kitchen
It was a cheese taste test that Brent, Renae and Rachael had to compete in to get the opportunity to have a crack at an immunity pin. Rachael thought she had no hope but she had not counted on the other two imploding.
Brent selected Bocconcini then Renae tasted a few before going for parmasen and Rachael picked feta. Brent then went for ricotta, Reane then went for swiss cheese but they asked for more infomation. She said gruyere and she was wrong. Rachael then went for the cheddar. Brent picked the soft cheese and said it was camebert. Uh oh that was stupid as it was brie and it was always going to be a 50/50 bet. And Rachael should buy a lottery ticket as she was the only one left standing.
For viewers playing along at home it would be great if they told us what the rest of the cheeses were. Particularly what the “swiss cheese” was, it looked like Jarlsberg but not 100 per cent sure.
Rachael was going head to head with Matt Stone. And all the females in the peanut gallery were fan girling, even Sam. Renae must have been peeved about stuffing up the challenge as they looked like a perfect match. As usual Rachael gets more time to cook and Matt picked the core ingredient. The choice was between ham and and cheese. She did not have her game face on and let it be known she did not like cooking with cheese. So of course he chose cheese. Also King Island is a sponsor…..
Rachael went retro and was making Cheese Souffle and Lobster Thermidor. Kylie seemed to being a tad saracastic when she turned to Matt and said “She is good at marrying ingredients”. Matt looked on worried at her ripping up the lobster technique. However that was fine but she burnt her first bit of roux for the souffle and had to re do it.
Kylie spent more time with Matt then Rachael. But then the peanut gallery were gushing over Matt as well. His techniques are interesting and he seems to be great with flavour and he was fun maybe he should be a judge on the show.
Rachael after hearing Matt was making a cheese salad thought she migh have a shot at winning the immunity pin and and had a BRAIN EXPLOSION and decided to add a mango. Yep seafood, cheese and fruit is such a great combination. Finally Kylie stepped in and told her to think about it and hinting “don’t let it fall over at the last moment”.
At judging time the judges pretended not to know the Carrot and Mangego Salad was Matt’s. George said it was a delicious dish and Matt said he was getting a lot of salt and that he needed acidity and sweetness.
When Rachael’s dish was presented George just looked perplexed at the mango on the plate. As Gary said it was odd. Gary liked the lobster and grilled mango but said he did not like the cheese souffle with it. George said the combinations of flavours were a train wreck. Bye bye immunity pin.
And then they went through the farce of asking whose dish was whose. They scored Matt a 23 out of 30 which for the chef is a tad low. However Rachael only got fives so no immunity pin for her.