When David and Anne Brown bought an old butter factory in the King Valley town of Milawa and turned it into Milawa Cheese Company, did they know what an important contribution to the dairy world of Australia they'd be making?
We like to think so, because Milawa Cheese is making some incredible cheeses. The team make a full range of cow and goat cheese, and they run the gamut from smooth and creamy to sharp and crumbly to gooey and cheesy.
Our favourites are the slightly stinky King River Gold and the Milawa Club Blue, which is a perfect blend of aged and mild blue for just the right amount of kick.
Milawa Cheese offers free tastings daily, and the shop also sells plenty of accoutrements (charcuterie, crackers, jams and spreads) to make the perfect cheeseboard. If you want to stay a while, there is a restaurant and café on site. You can even just get a takeaway coffee and skip the cheese entirely – but we're pretty sure you're not going to.
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