The pastures along the Great Ocean Road Victoria are some of the most pristine environments for producing high-quality cheese. Great Ocean Road cheese and dairy products are known around Australia and the world for their superior quality and fine flavours.
Take the time during your travels to stop by one of these local cheese producers, and enjoy a cheese plate or a tall glass of milk. Check out our recommendations for where to buy and learn more about Great Ocean Road cheese below.
Allansford Cheese World & Museum
In Allansfords, Victoria, just 10-minutes from Warrnambool, you’ll find some of the best Great Ocean Road cheese. The area is home to the Great Ocean Road Cheese World and Museum, a one-of-a-kind experience operated by Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Factory, a subsidiary of Saputo Dairy Australia pty. Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory are the oldest dairy processor in Australia and have been producing milk, butter and cheeses since 1888.
At the Great Ocean Road Cheese World, visitors can learn about the history of Saputo Dairy Australia pty, sample locally-made cheeses, as well as discover insights on the cheese-making process. Enjoy lunch at their on-site cafe which has coffee, light meals and local dairy available. Many products are available for sale in their gift shop. Some of their most popular cheeses include the Colby Cheddar and Vintage Cheddar, though other products like milk and butter are available as well.
Great Ocean Road Cheese World is open for complimentary tastings from 9am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday, as well as from 10am-3:30pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Apostle Whey Cheese
For an unforgettable Great Ocean Road cheese experience, head to Apostle Whey Cheese. Located just under 25-minutes inland from Port Campbell, this award-winning cheese company produces hand-made cheeses on their own farm. Run by the Benson family, the family herds over 300 cows and uses their pure milk to make their astounding Great Ocean Road cheese. The farm is open to visitors from 8am-5pm, 7-days per week, and they offer good group tours throughout the year.
At Apostles Whey Cheese, visitors can enjoy a one-of-a-kind farm-to-table experience. You’ll be able to head out to the fields to see the cows and watch the cheesemakers work at they transform the milk to cheese. Apostles Whey Cheese offers cheese tastings year-round, as well as an on-site boutique so you can enjoy some of their products at home. Some of their most popular Great Ocean Road cheese options that are usually available include their Southern Briez, named best Brie in Australia, as well as their Bay of Martyr’s blue cheese and Heystesbury Harvest Garlic semi-hard cheese.
Whether you’ve only got an of couple days to explore the Great Ocean Road or have several weeks to enjoy the area, don’t miss out on Great Ocean Road cheese. Visit one or both of our recommendations, either way, you’re sure to have a good time.