Main Ridge Dairy is a farmhouse cheese factory and goat dairy located in Main Ridge on the Mornington Peninsula. We are the only large commercial dairy operating on the Peninsula and pride ourselves in producing a milk of the highest quality that is then handmade into a range of farmhouse cheeses.
Careful feed and herd management, gentle handling of the milk and a passion for cheese help us to provide a range of beautiful cheeses right here on our farm.
Our cheesery is located at the front of our beautiful farm and consists of a sales outlet adjacent to the cheese factory, which allows cheese lovers a view into the ‘Manufacturing room’ and a ‘Maturing room’. At the cheesery we offer our visitors, cheese tastings and sales of our cheeses and also some platters that can be enjoyed in or outside, as well as sales of many cheese related products.
The building itself was designed by Architects NoxonGiffen, as both a practical cheese factory and retail outlet, but also to blend with its beautiful surroundings. The ‘Cheesery’ won the award for Outstanding Commercial/Industrial Building at the Architectural and Design Excellence in the South East Awards, 2009.
We always have some kids (four legged and fury!) close by that love a pat through the fence! We love to offer personal tastings of our product to visitors as they watch the goats grazing out of the window and the cheese being made through another, we know we are offering a product that we have nurtured from start to finish, a true paddock to plate experience!