Red Hill Cheese

Red Hill Cheese

Closed Today
81 William Road Red Hill 3937
(03) 5989 2035

Jan and Trevor Brandon were simply making cheese for themselves, until friends caught wind and encouraged them further. Now they run two businesses – Red Hill Cheese, and Prom Country Cheese in south Gippsland. The former is a family affair; their son Burke and his wife Bronwyn are also involved.

The Red Hill farm gate is a leafy residence where you can enjoy a tasting platter of goat, sheep and cow cheeses surrounded by native bush. There’s a resident koala that looks over the deck.

Inside is a cool haven of cheese and retail goods such as handmade wooden boards; locally made preserves; and crackers and pastes to pack for a picnic later. The team also fashions towers of cheese, should a birthday or wedding cake not be your jam.

The organic cow-milk cheeses come from herds in Gippsland; and goat’s cheese from free-range goats at Main Ridge Dairy. When the Brandons decided to add sheep to the fromagerie mix, the only option was to milk a herd of their own. So the cheesemakers became farmers and began raising a flock of East Friesian-cross ewes on their 200-acre Gippsland farm. They added sheep-milk cheese to the range in 2013.

Explore Red Hill further in our detailed Out of Town to Red Hill guide.