Tell us about your background and what led you to becoming a producer on the Central Coast
We used to make cheese as a hobby and got favourable feedback from our family and friends. Being cheese lovers and wanting to buy locally, my wife and I were amazed that the Hunter Valley was the closest place to buy ‘local’ cheese. Once we discovered that, the decision to become a producer on the Central Coast was pretty much made for us!
What do you enjoy most about connecting with visitors to your business?
It’s nice to see the enjoyment our visitors have, not only when tasting our cheeses and listening to our stories, but also as they discover the Central Coast and what the region has to offer.
What makes your products unique?
Our products are handmade, so we control the quality. This is clearly demonstrated by the nationwide industry awards that we proudly receive.
What do you think makes the Central Coast such a great place for people to establish artisan businesses?
Being a close knit and supportive community, people on the Central Coast prefer to support local artisans if they can.
Why do you think there’s so many amazing producers on the Central Coast?
The region has fertile land, and the community is relaxed. People with good ideas are encouraged to develop those ideas into reality, with many organisations available to offer mentorship and support.
What do you think is the best kept secret on the Central Coast?
There are a few activities that most people would not think about googling to find on the Central Coast. Unless you had specifically heard of them, you would not google ‘Pearl Farm on the Central Coast’, or ‘Zoo on the Central Coast’, or ‘Cheese Factory on the Central Coast’, and the list goes even deeper than that. I think those would be in the top ten ‘secrets’.
What’s your favourite thing to do on the Central Coast when you get a day off?
Our staycation includes the Pearl Farm tour, Hawkesbury River Boat cruises, 4WD discoveries, and many more.