Allansford Cheese World sits across the road from the towering milk silos of the Warrnambool Cheese and Butter plant. The oldest surviving dairy company in Australia, the WCB is now fully owned by Canadian dairy giant, Saputo, but remains one of the largest employers in South West Victoria.
Upon entering Cheese World, we headed to the Museum at the rear of the building and had a look at the various sections. The museum shows the history of the WCB from its beginnings here in 1888, as well as a collection of items from other local dairy farmers.
Farming equipment and machinery...
...and Tin Lizzie, a beautiful old 1926 T Model Ford, built in Geelong. She went from being a fancy touring car to the funkiest farm ute around!
We made our way into the cheese and wine tasting room, where we sampled colby, tasty and cheddar cheeses from the factory and bought some items for home.
...where we sank our teeth into a deliciously hot, gooey, melted Coon Cheese on white bread toastie. Yummo!
p.s. there was a plate of the most amazing high-rise homemade scones on the counter that looked fantastic. Have a Devonshire Tea for me when you go, and tell me how good they are.
Where: 5330 Great Ocean Road, Allansford
How much: FREE to visit Museum