Little Creek Cheese
Sample award-winning cheeses at this boutique cheese factory — then learn to make your own.
Sue and Russell Parsons opened the Central Coast's gourmet cheese factory eight years ago and in that time it's amassed awards for 12 varieties of cheddar, haloumi, curd cheese and a blue that, we're told, even the most mouldy cheese averse will love. Little Creek Cheese can be found the Old Wyong Milk Factory once stood, which was the first dairy in the country to commercially produce yogurt, and so it also makes a creamy yogurt in the old dairy factory's honour.
You can drop into the factory in Wyong to taste its lemon myrtle and mountain pepper fetta, garlicky labne, or gin-flavoured cheddar (yep) — or any of the other flavours on offer. A 30-minute private tasting with the cheesemaker is $20 per person in which you'll get to sample ten of its cheeses. For a more hands-on tour, book into the Cheese Experience for $110 and you'll get to make your own ricotta and paneer as you learn about the humble beginnings of the artisan cheese factory.
Images: Kitti Gould