The secret to making world-class cheese is using world-class full cream milk.
Our local cheese plant sources milk from within a 120 kilometre radius of Burnie. Superb dairy country, the salt-laden atmosphere, temperate climate, clean air, clear water and lush pastures allow the dairy herds to graze all year round. An environment nothing short of perfect for cheese making.
The facility was founded in 1955 by Milan Vyhnalek, a Czechoslovakian migrant whose vision was to make great cheese in the tradition of the master cheese makers of Europe.
In 2010 a dramatic $120 million factory expansion took place at the Old Surrey Road site. The Heritage is the largest specialty cheese manufacturing facility in the Southern hemisphere. The factory produces some of Australia’s most loved cheese brands, including the multi-award winning cheeses of Tasmanian Heritage, the broad appeal and mild flavours of Australian Gold as well as the sharp and crumbly cheddars of Mersey Valley.
At the Cheese Shop at Makers' Workshop visitors have an opportunity to purchase the cheeses. A wide selection of specialty cheeses from the brands' premium ranges is available, as well as some odd shaped cheese at factory prices. Cheese experts are on hand to assist you with your purchasing.
Enjoy a selection of cheeses, and a glass of Tasmanian wine with a platter from the cafe.