Our Cheeses

Oozing with Awesomeness

Award-winning cheeses that will make you do a happy dance.
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Milawa Cheese Ball

Our Annual Cheese Ball is back this August! Tickets are on sale now, get in quick before they sell out.
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Taste the High Country

Visit our cheese shop in the heart of Milawa and enjoy the region's best artisan produce.

HANDMADE with heart. Perfected by TRADITION.

We’re a family of cheese lovers turned cheesemakers who create mind-blowingly-good artisan cheese in Victoria's high country.

It starts with the milk. Fresh and local, from contented cows and goats farmed by people we know by name.

Then we get hands on. And we really do mean HANDS ON. All our cheeses are made and matured by hand using a combination of traditional European techniques and a distinctly Australian sense of adventure.

And we don't let the cheese out of our sight until it's ripe and ready for you to enjoy.

We offer award-winning, small batch beauties for every kind of cheese lover - from creamy bries to stinky washed rinds to the freshest chèvre.

But in the end it's our cheese that does the talking. Whenever we hand someone a wedge to try, their eyes light up. And that says it all.

Our Story

Milawa Cheese Co began in 1988 inspired by an unforgettable cheese moment in northern Italy.

Three decades on we’re still driven by the passion that kickstarted this crazy journey - the simple delight of bloody good cheese thatmakes people happy.

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Handmade, Small Batch.

We handmake world-class cheeses in Victoria's high country by combining European tradition and Aussie innovation.

Over the decades our family has developed award-winning artisan cheeses for every kind of cheese lover - cheeses so delicious they'll make you do a happy dance.

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We love to welcome visitors to our historic building, to share the passion in what we do.

Visit our Cheese Shop in Milawa where you can taste and purchase our award-winning cheeses, as well as enjoy artisanal produce from Milawa Bread and Wood Park Wines.

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Milawa Made

Handmade with heart. Perfected by tradition.

King River Gold

King River Gold

King River Gold

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The golden rind. The rich, almost smoky flavour. The soft interior that wins medals and wins hearts. King River gold was one of the first cheeses we made and it’s easy to see why he’s become our most popular, most awarded cheese. He’s bold and savoury yet buttery - a great introduction to the washed rind style. Sometimes salt forms on his rind which gives him extra grit - but he’s a big softie at heart. We give him the royal treatment: he’s washed by hand regularly to inhibit mould growth and encourage a bacteria called Brevi Bacterium Linens to grow. This gives him his lovely golden rind and stinky (we like to say distinctive) aroma. He’s perfectly paired with a sweet wine. Our King was born to rule your cheeseboard.

Our King River Gold is also an award-winner. We don't have space to list all the medals this delightful cheese has won, but so far this year it has won gold at the 2023 Dairy Industry Association of Australia (Vic) competition, and silver at both the 2023 Royal Queensland show and the 2023 Perth Royal Food Awards.

Cow’s milk, non-animal rennet, cultures and salt.

This product contains materials derived from cow’s milk.

Currently our products are available for purchase in-store only, or at your local stockist.

From our customers


Absolutely must must go here. Very inviting staff and they create such nice cheeses. There are three to taste on rotation and we bought a tasting plate which had 10 cheeses, grapes and biscuits included.

Stuti Adhvaryu

Such good service. So many tastings and the staff members were so good at attending to multiple people. We bought so much after all the yummy samples. And they don't just have cheese. There's cured meats, preserves, gifts, and heaps more.

Mish Manners

Wow... The wife came back home to Melbourne with the Miilawa white... I tried it... actually did my head in with all the flavours and creaminess and that big bite at the end... couldn't work out actually what type of cheese it was... but I loved it... looked it up and it all made sense... A masterpiece. Thank you.


A perfect place to stop for lunch on the way home from Bright. Beautiful setting with a covered deck with a climbing vine trained around the outside. The food was all spot on, I shared a well balanced cheese board with my sister in law with a glass of wine.

Samantha C

Excellent service, amazing range of produce, way more than just cheese, but the cheese is excellent, very helpful, happy to be back!

Danika Sanderson

Our Cheese Shop

17 Factory Road, Milawa VIC

Open Hours

Monday - Thursday: 10am - 4pm

Fri - Sun: 9am - 5pm

(03) 5727 3589

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