Friday, March 15, 2013

Australia Trip 2012 Part XII - Grandvewe Cheese, Tasmania




While touring the Huon Trial, south of Hobart, we stopped by Grandvewe Cheeses, a small family run boutique organic sheep cheesery, to let the kids had the chance to get up close and personal with the sheeps in the farm and witnessed the sheep milking demonstration while we adults got to sample the different sheep cheese and admired the picture perfect view from the cafe and tasting area over lush green paddocks to the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island.

The farm and cheesery is certified organic with no chemical being used. There was a wide range of  cheeses available. Slightly pricey but they were all quite impressive from the "Birchs Bay Blonde", which was a light fresh style cheese in the traditional crottin shape, to their signature "Sapphire Blue" which was awarded Champion Cheese of the Show during the Sydney Royal Show 2012.

Overall a very enjoyable experience.



Grandvewe Cheeses
59 Devlyns Rd, 
Birchs Bay, TAS, Australia


September – May: 10am until 5pm, 7 days/week excluding Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
June – August: 10am until 4pm, 7 days/week.
Sheep Milking demonstration 3pm daily Oct-Mar
















31 comments:

  1. A lovely cheesey experience! And the place is beautiful!

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    1. Hi Joyce! Yes, stunning view! If not for the rain cloud, it would be perfect postcard finish.

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  2. Your kids are so cute! I think first time seeing their photo on your blog here. Great experience, I plan to bring my kids to an animal farm during the next school hols too.

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    1. Hi Yen! Yes, you should. The urban kids need to be given such experience, not just from books and the internet.

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    2. Yeah last school hols, we brought them to one, they really liked it. Wanna bring them to one where they can milk the cows n stuff. Haha!!

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  3. That your son! Wah!!! So big already. I imagine you being a young dad with tiny toddlers. That must be the mum...not your daughter!!!

    Hah!!! Reminds me of this story about this guy who bought a milking machine...and he decided to try it on himself...so he put it on his you-know-where and turned it on. Ahhhhhhh!!!!! It certainly worked very well. But when he wanted to turn it off, he found that he could not - the button's for switching it on only. Frantically, he searched for another button...and he saw a sticker by the side saying: "Switches off automatically after 10 litres!" LOL!!!

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    1. Haha... Arthur, you and your great mind and joke! :D

      That's not my son but my pal's. The girl is Ashley, my eldest. :D

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  4. What a fun idea to tour the farm with your family. I love the cheese logo...so cute!

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    1. Hi Lizzy! The family enjoyed the trip very much. Great bonding and learning experience.

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  5. Hi Alvin
    A fun day in the farm thereafter experiencing cheese making.

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  6. I adore all kind of cheeses and this place is definitely a great experience for the kids to see where the cheese are from and how they were made. And that view, yes, totally picture perfect. :)

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    1. Hi Amy! We love cheeses too but personally I'm unable to stand very strong blue cheese. Thanks.

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  7. Alvin, you've captured a beautiful memory in the photo of the children up close with those sheep:)...but I'm not so sure of the photo with the sheep's behind all lined up...ok, ok...if we must have lovely cheeses, we must...:D

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    1. Haha Annie! Thought that (sheep's behind) was an interesting view when I first saw it...

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  8. Very beautiful place and so many sheep! I guess that must be a very educational tour, lots to learn on cheese making. Wow, those sheep are milked using machines :)

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    1. Hey PH! You prefer milking by hand? Or are you turned off by Arthur's joke? LOL!

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  9. What a lovely farm! Great photos. You really did get up close.

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  10. Your clicks look like they're coming from a postcard, so well taken! Can see that you had a wonderful holiday with your family.

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  11. Lovely photos even the back of those sheep lol How's the sheep's milk cheese ?

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    1. Thanks Anne! :D

      Sheep’s milk cheeses are rich, buttery and usually less assertive in flavor due to the high fat content and the fact that they only eat the tender, sweet top blade grass.

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  12. Your kids must had a wonderful time in this farm.

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  13. oh, i didnt know that milking is done thru machines, hope the sheeps were not terrified by that..LOL!

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    1. Hi Lena! I do not think they were terrified. In fact, they were calm and happily eating the grass while being milked.

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  14. Hi Alvin, thanks for the tour. Beautiful place and interesting experience.

    Excellent click.

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  15. Alvin,
    Love the pictures of this lovely place.
    Can see your kids are having a wonderful experience!
    mui

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