Taking Cheese to a Whole New LevelWelcome To Awassi Cheesery
Nestled in the tranquil Grantham hills of the beautiful Lockyer Valley, surrounded by Avocado groves and the gentle pottering of our beloved Awassi sheep is ‘Awassi Cheesery’, our purpose-built sheep dairy and boutique cheesery and home to the ‘Grantham’, a regional cheese designed specifically for its locality.
We love what we do – living our cheese dream
We love sharing our home/farm with family, friends and our welcomed guests, taking their tastebuds on a journey of absolute bliss, one they will never forget… Being an artisanal producer allows us to create the most exquisite food creations and next-level natural healing products, all harvested off our beautiful farm.
As our beautiful Awassi herd grows, our purpose-built cheesery, milking parlour, and farm outlet is at full production and welcoming guest to share in the tranquillity offered on our beautiful farm.
There is plenty to see and do here at Awassi Cheesery whilst enjoying your cheese platters. Meet the girls (our beautiful Awassi Sheep), take a stroll, play a game of Frisbee Golf on the Orchard course, maybe a game of Botchy on the lawn, or you can pull up a chair under the avocado grove with your bottle of wine and relax.
It’s Not A Day Out Unless You Have Ice Cream!
Introducing Awassi’s Very Own Flavours – Lockyer Valley Ice Cream
Using our Awassi sheep milk and local fruits, David and I have created a lactose free and gluten free range of cool indulgence. Seasonal fruits are the equal taste heroes in these unique ranges. Whilst the concept of combining local fruits and ice cream is not new, when you nurture a product that is pure and free from preservatives and made from local ingredients by locals, that’s
when you create something really special.
We have an ethos of great care and culinary attention in developing our products. With a family background in dairy, cheese making and ice cream it is no wonder we have landed amidst the gourmet world of sheep’s cheese and ice cream.
The family story of dairy production now has a new chapter.
Hello & Welcome
We look forward to sharing our beautiful farm with you. You will arrive as customers and leave as friends…
There is just so much to see and do, why not bring the kids (big and small) and have an afternoon of indulgence.
Please remember that we are a working farm, so our hours are as below:
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Looking for a great new WOW recipe? We have you covered with this one..!! Halloumi wrapped in Bacon and served with fresh pesto. You will need Streaky bacon, but if you have shortcut bacon this will be fine. Halloumi – of course, we recommend that you use our Awassi...
Halloumi originated from Cyprus. It was and is traditionally made from Sheep milk and recipes to date go back as far as 5 BC, so a very old style of cheese. I think it is an interesting cheese to make because it has so much history attached. Halloumi may appear to be...
Bamboo - ‘Great expectations’ When we purchased the property in 2017 it was your typical ‘Walk in Walk out’ arrangement. Being a farm, this meant everything-house, tractors, machinery, and a dog. Yes, a dog! The owners of the property were downsizing to a place with a...
A little love from our guests.
Delicious cheeses to try in a lovely setting.
"Loved seeing the Awassi sheep being milked (whilst their lambs set up a cacophony of bleating "Muuumm"). A very relaxing lunch tasting the various cheeses under the flowering avocado tree. David and Di are amazingly busy but producing a delicious product. We came home with some cheeses and a jar of their delicious honey.
Well worth the visit on our way home to Brisbane from Toowoomba."
Sarah14Alex - Trip Advisor - August 2021
Evening With Owls
"Special Event - Evening with Owls.
A wonderful night, great food/cheese/ice cream all from farm produce. The experience with the Owls only added to an event well worth going to. Host and Hostess and staff were all so friendly."
Regit1950 - Trip Advisor - July 2021
"We decided to visit Awassi Cheesery spur of the moment. We enjoyed every moment. From the relaxed Rural setting to the stunning avocado trees on the property topped off by the divine cheeses that complimented our byo wine perfectly. I even got the chance to feed a baby sheep. The owners are friendly and accommodating. 5 out of 5 for me."
Julie F - Trip Advisor - January 2021
Gourmet Sheep Cheeses
"Enjoyed our visit to Awassi. We sat under the mature avocado trees and nibbled at the fare. We had to supply our own drinks, tea and coffee are available. Apart from the gravel road, it was a beautiful drive to get there. The team were friendly and knowledgeable and the service was laid back and suited the atmosphere.
It was a fantastic way to spend the day."
Daryl N - Trip Advisor - September 2020
Gourmet cheeses and farm tours in the lovely Grantham hills
"What a beautiful place to visit!! Knowledgeable and friendly staff, a gorgeous range of delicious cheeses and natural skincare and bathroom products including soaps and shampoos. Book a tour, tasting or lunch at this lovely family-friendly venue!"
cmalam2019 - Trip Advisor - February 2020