CHEESERY AT RED HILL, MORNINGTON PENINSULA
Trevor and Jan Brandon established
their small Cheesery and Cellar Door on the farm at Red Hill in April 2000, producing
distinctive, handcrafted regional cheeses to complement Mornington Peninsula wines.
They were first inspired by farmhouse cheesemaking in Europe, and draw upon Trevor's
experience as a food microbiologist.
They are joined by their son Burke and his family. Burke is a graduate in agriculture, with extensive training in cheesemaking, and has a particular interest in the management of cheese maturation and flavour development. During 2008 Burke & wife Bronwyn began milking their flock of East Friesian cross ewes and made trial batches of sheep blue and luscious yoghurt. We have since released a broad range of sheep cheeses.
NEW CHEESERY AT MOYARRA, SOUTH GIPPSLAND
In September 2014, Burke & Bronwyn opened a new "Cheese Experience Centre" on their 200 acre sheep dairy farm under the banner Prom Country Cheese. It boasts a large production area adjoining a cellar door tasting room and cafe, and overlooks the pastures and rolling hills of the beautiful Moyarra valley.
A seasonal range of specialist cheese is
made using fresh organic cow milk and free-range goat milk, each from a single
herd. Red Hill cheeses use vegetarian rennet, and are free from genetically modified
organisms, artificial stabilisers and preservatives.
Slow processing and gentle handling help preserve the raw qualities of the clean
rich milk, resulting in cheeses with character and great depth of flavour. In the cellars, natural flora develop
subtle and complex flavours.
DISCOVER THE FLAVOURS OF ARTISAN CHEESE
Pay a visit to the "Cellar Door in the Forest", and you will enter a tantalising world of unique flavours from the subtle citrus of fresh goat cheeses or sublime ashed logs to the uplifting sensations of melting washed rinds. You will experience new taste sensations - perhaps
something a little on the wild side. Treat yourself to a Tasting Plate of the cheesemaker's daily selection and purchase from the entire range of cheeses, gourmet accompaniments and accessories on sale.
Nestled in stringybark forest at
81 William Road, Red Hill, VIC Australia 3937.
There is no bus access to William Road.
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(+613 or 03) 5989 2035
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STUDY TOUR 2002
Trevor (Churchill Fellow) &
Jan undertook a study of specialty cheesemaking in the UK and Europe, a project
sponsored by the Winston Churchill Trust in Australia.