Main Ridge Dairy: The Craftsmen Of Goat’s Cheese
Address: 295 Main Creek Road, Main Ridge VIC 3928
If you’re looking for an authentic cheese experience, it doesn’t get much more real than Main Ridge Dairy. The team here invite you into their Dairy Door, to give you an insight into the process of making some of the finest goats fromage.
Walking onto the Main Ridge Dairy, you’ll be greeted by some incredibly friendly goats, which you’re welcome to pat. From there, their even friendlier staff (whom you are not welcome to pat) will give you an impressive rundown of their delicious cheeses, while, of course, you sample the property’s delicious wares.
The selection of cheeses cover a broad spectrum of tantalising options. The tasting board covers between 8-12 samples that include soft and hard cheeses, mild and distinct. There are certainly options those who don’t particularly fancy the distinct flavouring of goat’s cheese. That said for anyone on the fence about goat…you won’t go(at) back after trying their range.
All in all, it’s a comprehensive selection that will hopefully have something for every cheese fan.
Main Ridge Dairy cheese tasting
Although in the business of cheese, Main Ridge Dairy does not leave their visitors thirsty. Guests are welcome to purchase from their drinks menu which will include as selection of local wines, beers, cider, hot drinks and milkshakes for the the kiddies.
Main Ridge Dairy is a property that has everything rolled into one; incredible farm space and a fantastic area in which guests can benefit from the team’s hard work. Even though you’re still just a stone’s throw away from Melbourne, the 130 acres of farmland (and over 200 friendly goats roaming around) certainly helps you feel as if you have been transported far away from Victoria’s capital.
What we like
We love high quality cheese, and we love Main Ridge Dairy’s generosity in supplying it even more. Through their tastings, they offer up a great selection that really helps you get a feel for the superb standards they work so hard to uphold.
If you visit at the right time of year you will be in for a treat watching the cute baby goats frolic about the place and we all know there is nothing better.
What we don’t like
Goat’s cheese can have quite a specific flavour profile, and it’s definitely not everyone’s cup of tea. So every once in a while we will get a guest who just isn’t into it.