Milawa Cheese Co. is delighted to deliver perfectly ripe and ready handmade cheese to most of Australia. Read on for more details of how it works.
How can I buy cheese online?
Simply browse through our online shop for a range of Cow's Milk Cheese, Goat's Milk Cheese, Cheese Packs and Accompaniments. Select whether you'd like us to deliver, or to pick-up from us at Milawa, and we'll get to work, carefully selecting and packing the perfect portions of cheese for you.
Where do you deliver to?
To view the zones and postcodes to which we deliver, please click here. The list is extensive; you will be notified at checkout if we cannot deliver to your location.
We offer free shipping to the zones outlined above on orders of $100 or more, and free shipping on Milawa Cheese Club subscriptions. Shipping for other orders is at a flat rate of $25.
How long will my cheese take to be delivered?
We schedule your delivery so that it travels from our High Country home to yours as quickly as possible. Orders placed by midnight Sunday will be processed on Monday and delivered on the Wednesday, Thursday or Friday of that week, depending on your location.
You will receive a text message on the day of despatch, with a tracking link to follow the progress of your delivery.
What if I'm not home?
We use ice packs and refrigerated delivery services, so that your cheese remains in optimal condition. It can last up to 6 hours out of the fridge, so it's OK on your porch for a bit. If you know you'll be out, an Esky left out for the delivery is a great idea.
Your cheese should still be cool to the touch on arrival, even if the ice brick has melted a little. As cheese is a living product, which continues to mature outside of refrigerated temperatures, it should be giving off some cheesy smells. If you're concerned at all about the condition, please give us a call.
And if I'd like to pick-up?
Easy! Your order should be ready within 24 hours from time of order. We'll send you an email as soon as it is. Bring your order confirmation into the shop, where your package will be waiting for you - we're open 9am - 5pm most days (just closed for Christmas Day, really!)
How should I store my cheese?
We recommend that you reuse the wrapping paper we send your cheese in when re-wrapping the cheese for storage. This wrapping is a specialty paper that allows the cheese to breathe. Alternatively, (or if your cheese has been vacuum sealed rather than wrapped) beeswax wrap is a good option, or pop it into a sealed container - one container per cheese, to keep the different moulds and flavours separate. Keep the lot in the dairy compartment of your fridge, to protect it from circulating air.
What’s the optimal temperature to serve cheese?
Nothing beats a soft cheese that starts to ooze a little! The ideal way to serve cheese is at room temperature (approx. 22 degrees), where the flavours and aromas will be at their peak. The general rule is to take your cheese out of the fridge one hour prior to serving. Meanwhile, the ‘best before’ date is a guide – we find that cheese will ripen and develop for another two or more weeks, if you've stored it well.
What cheese should I order?
The magic question! There’s no such thing as too much cheese, right? You can build your own box of your favourite Milawa cow's milk and goat's milk cheeses or choose from one of our specially selected cheese packs. We have a range of different sizes for the majority of our cheeses, which allows you to select the best size for your occasion, from a single wedge through to an entire wheel of cheese. We also offer accompaniments to complement your cheese board. Our range includes, King River Fine Foods Olive Pate, Miss J’s Membrillo quince paste, Valley Produce Co pickles and so much more! Perfect for planning that perfect cheese board at the click of the mouse. 🖱️🐭🧀