Maffra Sage Derby is an award-winning cheese produced by Maffra Cheese Company at their dairy farm located in Gippsland dairy country. It has a firm, compressed body with a texture similar to cheddar. During the making, the curd is mixed with crushed sage leaves, which are traditionally thought to have medicinal qualities. This gives the cheese gentle herbaceous overtones complemented by the creamy aftertaste. Sage Derby is an excellent melting cheese which works deliciously on a toast, with pears on a fruit platter or poached egg. This exquisite cheese has won many awards including 2003 gold medal at the Victorian Dairy Industry Association Awards.