Coolamon Cheese Factory
Housed in an historic 1920s co-op building in the main street of town, Coolamon Cheese was founded by leading Australian cheese maker, Barry Lillywhite, and international hospitality manager, Anton Green.
Together the pair has transformed the heritage building into an architecturally stunning ‘world of cheese’ that houses a production area, cheese kitchen and deli, and courtyard that features the building’s original 1912 scotch oven.
The Coolamon Cheese range currently includes 19 handcrafted artisan cheeses, all made using local Riverina milk. You can expect to taste everything from vintage cheddars and oil-infused fettas, to blues, camemberts and brie. Barry’s talent for developing award-winning native flavoured cheeses will be a highlight of the range, with lemon myrtle, river mint, bush tomato and alpine pepper hard cheeses on the menu.
“Coolamon Cheese is more than somewhere to come and tempt your tastebuds. We want visitors to understand where their food comes from and the processes it goes through to get to their plates. As well as indulging in tastings and cheese inspired meals, visitors can view historic cheese making and dairy equipment, participate in cheese making workshops or take a tour of the facility where they can see cheese being made, maturing and the packaging process” Barry said.