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The Cheesemaking Workshop & Deli is a friendly and fun, multiple award-winning family-owned business that offers cheesemaking courses plus the biggest selection of cheeses between Sydney and Brisbane, with more than 200 cheeses from around Australia and the world on rotation in the deli.

Mother-and-daughter team Lyndall and Mel, known locally as the “cheese ladies”, take the mystery out of both cheese appreciation and cheesemaking – all with the signature warm customer service that has earned their business recognition across the region. They offer on-site workshops and courses for home cooks, chefs and foodies of all skill levels, to learn to make a household favourite staple: cheese.

According to Lyndall, who has been teaching cheesemaking in Coffs Harbour for the last 10 years (and making it at home for much longer!), making your own cheese is easier than baking a cake – and the results are far more versatile! Imagine making your own haloumi in an afternoon, ricotta in less than an hour, fetta seasoned just how you like it, dreamy mascarpone, brie, cheddar, blue vein and much more.

Lyndall breaks down the process into easy, memorable steps as well as showing you practical tricks to use the cheeses you make in your daily family cooking.

Workshops range from the entry-level Soft Cheesemaking Workshop – the class that made the team famous – to daily one-hour express options, all taught in the sunny onsite kitchens at the original banana plantation homestead, with sweeping backdrop views of the Coffs hinterland.

Find out why home cooks and chefs fly in especially from as far as New Zealand just to do Lyndall’s courses!

After your workshop, explore the shop which sells cheesemaking kits, equipment, cultures and rennet and kitchen tools – everything you need to start your cheesemaking adventure in your home kitchen.

Fancy just a treat this time? Try the cheese and wine flights (another name for “sample platter”), available daily from 11am daily.

Taste four types of cheese with condiments and four red or white wines on the sunny verandah.

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9 am – 5 pm 7 days a week
10 am – 4 pm Public Holidays
Closed Christmas Day.

Ph. 02 6600 1697