King Island’s unique microclimate of mineral rich soils, cool annual temperatures, abundant rainfall and consistent salt spray results in incredibly lush pastures.
The cows graze on this salty grass, to produce a sweet, unusually rich milk. The milk, sourced from just 10 local farms, is delivered fresh to King Island Dairy, every day.
Our dedicated cheesemakers then begin the age-old practice of cheese making, with many of our cheeses being carefully turned and wrapped by hand.
The cheese then makes the boat journey across Bass Strait to the mainland. On the odd occasion, the seas are too rough and the cheese can’t actually leave the island.
It takes a whole community to produce King Island Dairy cheese – farmers, milk truck drivers, cheese makers, wrappers and packers, all working together to ensure our award-winning products are enjoyed by cheese lovers around Australia.
All of our cheeses are made on King Island from 100% King Island milk, sourced from a handful of local farms and delivered fresh daily to our dairy.