Yarra Valley Day Tour Itinerary – Best Places To Visit For Cheese Lovers

Yarra Valley For Cheese Lovers

1. Yarra Valley Dairy – A must visit!

This is a must-visit for cheese enthusiasts. They offer a range of artisan cheeses made on-site, including cow’s milk, goat’s milk, and sheep’s milk cheeses. Visitors can sample cheeses in their tasting room and also enjoy picturesque views of the surrounding vineyards. Yarra Valley Dairy also offers a fantastic selection of local wines too. If you love cheese and only have time to make 1 stop, then Yarra Valley Dairy should be on top of your list.

Open – 10:30am to 5pm – 7 Days a week – Phone – 03 9739 1222

2. Coldstream Dairy

Coldstream Dairy produces a variety of high-quality cheeses, including soft cheeses, hard cheeses, and blue cheeses. The $25 cheese platters are a popular option! The dairy is conveniently located on the popular Maroondah highway just pass Domaine Chandon and almost directly opposite Oakridge Wines, so its a convenient option if you just want to pop in whilst driving through the Yarra Valley. Keep an eye out though, as it’s easy to drive past.

Open – 9:30am to 5pm – Friday to Sunday – Phone – 0438 400 874

Coldstream Dairy - photos of cheese platters

3. Medhurst Wines

Medhurst Wines is known for its boutique wines made with estate-grown grapes. They offer cheese platters at their cellar door, featuring a selection of local cheeses that pair beautifully with their wines. Medhurst has to be one of the most stunning cellar doors in the Yarra Valley and a fantastic choice for couples or small groups who want to relax and take in the ambiance of this stunning location. Medhurst is tucked away from the highway in Gruyere and well worth a visit.

Open – 11am to 5pm – Thursday to Monday – Phone – (03) 5964 9022

4. Rochford Wines

Rochford Wines: Guided by one of Rochford Sommeliers, Wine Flights are the perfect way to master in the art of wine tasting. Guests will have a selection of wines (50ml per glass – total 200ml) paired with delicious dishes prepared by our Isabella’s chefs. A relaxed, fun and educational way to learn more about Rochford wines. Experience No.1 is $60 and offers a selection of three cheeses served with house made fruit paste, muscatels and lavosh.

Wines:
Rochford Estate Chardonnay 2022
Rochford Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2023
Rochford Estate Pinot Noir 2022
Rochford Estate ‘la Gauche’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Experience No.2 Cheese & Charcuterie is $71 and offers a selection of three cheeses and three cured meats served with caperberries, cornichons, house made fruit paste, muscatels and lavosh.

Wines:
Rochford Estate Cuveé 2017
Rochford Estate Chardonnay 2022
Rochford Estate Pinot Noir 2022
Rochford Single Vineyard Isabella’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Open – 10am to 5pm – 7 days a week – Phone – (03) 5957 3333

5. De Bortoli

Private Gourmet Tasting – $75pp 
Minimum of 2 guests; maximum of 6 guests. Bookings are essential. Treat yourself to a truly decadent tasting at De Bortoli Yarra Valley Cellar Door. This privately hosted experience is set in our stunning Trophy Room or VIP Room, exploring the iconic wine varietals from the Yarra Valley region and beyond. Learn about winemaking techniques from vine to table and the story behind the De Bortoli family. All wines will be expertly matched with a fine selection of cheese. Allow one hour for your tasting experience which includes Single Vineyard and Premium wines, and a dedicated wine expert for the full hour.

Open – 10am to 5pm – 7 days a week – Phone – (03) 5911 6900

These are just a few examples of wineries in the Yarra Valley that also offer cheese options to enhance the wine-tasting experience. Visitors can enjoy exploring the region’s renowned wines while indulging in delicious cheeses sourced from local producers. If you’d like a private tour of the Yarra Valley be sure to call Jono Ingram on 0410 341 228.

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