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Tasting, Lunch & Workshops

Personalise your Visit

Groups over 15 guests are invited to call, text or email to curate your tasting, lunch or workshop to suit
your specific interest level cheese tasting, lunch or education or recreational.

Sharing our passion and knowledge of cheesemaking & cheese tourism in Australia for over 28years
Hunter Valley Cheese Factory specialize in cheesemaking, cheese & food tourism, education & tastings.
Direct Contact: Rose (Fromager) 0417 463 759

Taste five of our handmade Hunter Valley Cheeses with matching bread and/or crackers.

  • Seated Tasting
  • Shared tasting trio of housemade fruit paste, olive medley & our famous caramelised balsamic vinegar & hunter olive oil blend
  • Senior Cheese Expert presentation of Hunter Valley Cheese & produce on Tasting
  • Regional Producer overview – “Making cheese in the Hunter Valley”
  • Question & Answer
  • Optional Extras can be ordered on arrival meats, olives etc…

HUNTER VALLEY CHEESE, REGIONAL PRESERVES & OLIVE TASTING

$15.50 per guest

HUNTER VALLEY CHEESE CO - LUNCH TASTING

$23.00 per guest – made for two to share

  • Three handmade Hunter Valley Cheeses -your selection or we can advise our cheeses at their seasonal best. Choose from Branxton Brie, Vintage Cheddar, Goats Cheese and Blue Vein, we have a range of 20 cheeses to savour.
  • We will include Local Artisan Breads Lavosh, crispbreads & water crackers
  • Quince Paste, deliciously sweet, to accompany your platter 


On arrival you are welcome to add  cold cuts, local olives, dips,  cornichons, salmon, anchovies to add to your vineyard lunch.

School holiday and Long Weekends or by appointment for groups over 10 students

  • Demonstration of Cheesemaking by actual Cheesemaker using easy to source ingredients.
  • Interactive demonstration with instructional chat through the milk to cheese process
  • Hunter Valley Cheese & Local Produce Tasting (children’s cheese selections available)
  • Cheese Recipe made on the day & Cheese Tasting Notes
  • Fun Education & Memorable Activity for adults and children alike
  • Session times will be published on our website.


School holiday special

Head Cheesemaker, David will demonstrate how cheese is made and hold an interactive chat throughout the class ensuring this is fun and Educational activity for all ages.

Included is our Hunter Valley Cheese 5 cheese tasting with Regional Produce, children under 13yrs will enjoy pared back tasting of fresh, creamy and bitey cheese.

Duration 1hr (but feel free to stay and relax to enjoy your cheese tasting)

CHEESEMAKING & TASTING SCHOOL

$35 per Adult, $10 Children accompanying

HUNTER VALLEY CHEESE, PRODUCE & KOMBUCHA TASTING

$23.50 per guest 

  • Seated tasting with table water and souvenir tasting notes.
  • Seasonal Tasting of five (5) handmade cheese varieties with crackers to match cheese style.
  • Trio Tasting of olives, oils, jams and chutney with wafers and bread.
  • Cheese variety & flavours chat by Cheese Expert & Question & Answer session.
  • Viewing windows to cheesemaking and cheese maturation room.
  • Add meat (salami & prosciutto) $8.50 per person.
  • Four (4) flavours craft kombucha 100ml (on tap) chosen to match our cheese tasting above.  
  • A perfect pause or alternative to wine and cheese  
  • Add meat (salami & prosciutto) $8.50 per person.  
  • Seated inside or alfresco with table water and souvenir order menu. 
  •  Three artisan handmade cheese varieties, choose mild, medium, or strong flavours 
  • Quince paste & House made Traditional Tomato Relish 
  • Quality Breads & Crackers (Gluten Free available) 
  • The menu allows you to build your cheeseboard with olives, oils, meats, nuts, dried fruits.  

HUNTER VALLEY CHEESE LUNCH TASTING or BUILD YOUR OWN CHEESEBOARD

$23.00 per guest (3 cheese) extra portions available $5.00 per guest

ARTISAN CHEESEMAKING AND CHEESE TASTING CLASS 101

$50.00 per guest  

Add meat (salami & prosciutto) $8.50 per guest

  • One on one session, duration 45minutes, schedule your time now.
  • Tasting of eight (8) handmade cheese varieties with crackers to match cheese style.
  • Trio Tasting of olives, oils, jams and chutney with wafers and bread.
  • Hosted by Cheese Expert, discover the world of cheese varieties, flavours & home care.
  • How we make our cheese overview at our cheese factory viewing windows


Cheese Appreciation 101 includes

  • History of Cheesemaking, Cheese Styles, Regionality of Cheesemaking, Cheese selection when purchasing, Cheese care at home, Design / Structure of the perfect cheeseboard, Questions & Answer Session with one of our Senior Cheese Expert
  • Comes with two matching wines – one red and one white from internationally awarded McGuigan Wines.

SMALL BATCH CHEESEMAKING WORKSHOP

$200.00 per guest

Four seasonal classes or by appointment for groups over 10persons

  • Discover how to make cheese at home 2.5hours of ‘hands on” cheesemaking.
  • Food Safe Code Workshop
  • Your instructor is one of our senior cheesemakers – 25years of cheesemaking expertise!
  • Learn hygiene, equipment, milk choices, enzymes, coagulation and ripening in cheesemaking.
  • Includes eight (8) cheese, eight (8) wine – Cheese & Wine matching Masterclass while cheese is ripening (Value $50per person)
  • Learn how to “whey off,” marinate and care for your cheese at home.
  • Understand food labelling requirements – name your own cheese!!
  • Two (2) cheeses completed to take home (Value $55.00)
  • Cheese Club Membership for one year with complimentary freight (if desired)