Australia’s must-visit cheese Destinations

If the very thought of handmade artisan cheeses is enough to make your mouth water, look no further. We’re sharing the love of all things dairy with the top cheese destinations to visit in Australia for cheese lovers. From specialty gourmet delicacies handcrafted from local ingredients to the top bries, blues and cheesemakers right across the country – if you’re looking for the best cheese in Australia, we’ve got you covered.

The Artisan Cheese Room

Cheese board at The Artisan Cheese Room, Manly
Taste the delicious cheese on offer at The Artisan Cheese Room, Manly. Image from Destination NSW.

A cheese and wine lover’s haven, The Artisan Cheese Room on Sydney’s northern beaches showcases the best cheese and accompaniments from Australia and around the world. These bespoke cheesemongers also provide cheese boards, gift boxes, gourmet hampers – and even cheese celebration cakes. Sample their delicious wares at a free tasting event or a cheese and wine pairing masterclass at their Harbourside Wine Room in Manly. 

Where to stay

Find plenty of places to stay in Sydney from boutique hotels to modern serviced apartments and spacious studios.

Milawa Cheese Company

Cheeseboard and wine at Milawa Cheese Company
Enjoy a picnic at Milawa Cheese Company. Image from Visit Victoria.

The family-owned and run Milawa Cheese Company in Wangaratta has been crafting its Australian farmhouse cheeses by hand for over 30 years. Located in the historic Butter Factory building and inspired by European methods, the traditional cheese makers offer daily tastings and guided talks on the history of Milawa cheese. Try their award-winning King River Gold, Milawa Aged Blue or Milawa Goat Camembert. You can also have a wide range of cheeses delivered to your door via a subscription to their Cheese Club. 

Where to stay

Compliment your visit with a stay in modern and relaxing accommodation at the Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway.

Woodside Cheese Wrights

Cheese tasting at Woodside Cheese Wrights.
Sample some handmade cheese at Woodside Cheese Wrights. Image from South Australian Tourism Commission.

Tucked away in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, artisan cheesemakers Woodside Cheese Wrights is arguably the best cheese factory in South Australia. Visit their cheese room and cellar door, open daily, and discover traditional cheddars, buffalo Persian feta or rich and creamy goat cheese brie. All are made by hand with the finest quality local cow, goat and buffalo milk. Subscribe to their Clever Little Cheese Club for hand-selected cheese boxes delivered Australia-wide.

Where to stay

Find stylish and contemporary accommodation in Adelaide, near the best cheese factory in SA, from modern apartments in historic buildings to charming German-style villas.

Margaret River Dairy Company

Cheese board at Margaret River Gourmet Escape.
Sample local cheeses at Margaret River Gourmet Escape. Image from Tourism Western Australia.

For the best cheese in Margaret River, you can’t go past the award-winning Margaret River Dairy Company. Started by a group of Italian artisan cheesemakers in 1966, the iconic dairy company produces a delicious range of creamy yoghurts, crumbly club cheddars and farmhouse and soft-ripened cheeses. The rich soils and green pastures of the Margaret River region are also renowned for producing superb wines, and the dairy shopfront is a popular stop on the local wine-tasting tours.

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