Come And See Our Cheesy Village
When eating our lunch together, the Coolamon Cheese Team often meander into discussion on their plans for the weekend. We certainly have some friendly conversations about the places we like to take our families! Though the discussions about our favourite cheeses might not be as tame!
Coolamon, where we make the cheese, is a very pretty little township indeed! (For those readers in the city – the population is about 2,200, nestled in the heart of the Riverina. Itself noted as a significant “food bowl” for Australia and beyond.)
None of us tire from seeing the broad sweep of canola in the paddocks when it comes into flower. The intensity of colour, against duck-egg blue skies, takes your breath away - it really does! Fresh, clean air sweeps across gentle folding hills and makes everyone feel good! The Riverina's natural assets help too. From National Parks to our lakes and rivers – not only do they provide a healthy, clean place to live and some considerable beauty, they also add to the confidence in our fresh milk which is sourced from a single farm nearby.
We love Coolamon for its village feel and close community. We take some credit in keeping our tiny town alive and thriving as we provide locals with jobs that are sometimes scarce directly in the township. As we attract tourists to the town, we also feel good knowing this adds a vital lifeline to other small businesses here and in and about the region.
Hand making cheese in our happy place is a joy when you know how much it means to the community. People are always delighted to find us and taste our cheese! We’ve won awards for it, but the team are often surprisingly shy about bragging about it – though they all want to take credit, of course!