The Best Ways to Experience Hunter Valley Cheese

Most people associate the Hunter Valley experience with wine and cheese tastings, where you get to try some Hunter Valley cheeses and learn how to pair them best with Hunter Valley wines. And while that’s certainly one of our favourite options, in truth it’s just one of the many ways you can enjoy Hunter Valley cheese.

And we’ll let you in on a little secret. There’s a new way to enjoy Hunter Valley cheese, right in your own home! Intrigued? Keep reading to be one of the first in the know.

Relax among the vines with a picnic pack

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If you want the freedom to taste some delicious Hunter Valley cheese at your leisure, then a picnic among the picturesque Hunter vineyards is the way to go. Two Fat Blokes put together picnic hampers just for this purpose, with a selection of cheeses and other delectable regional delights. Of course, you may want to select a bottle of wine or craft beer to take along on your picnic! Pop into the delicatessen to pick up a pre-made pack or order a customised pack just for you at the counter. And then we insist you relax the day away.

Check out the cheese factory for a tasting with regional preserves

The Hunter Valley Cheese Company is not only home to the factory that produces their incredible cheeses, but it also features purpose-built tasting rooms. Here, you can experience a tasting that combines cheese with preserves and olives, while receiving a tutorial from a resident senior cheese expert. You’ll learn about handmade Hunter Valley cheese and what makes it so special throughout this hands-on experience.

The Best Ways to Experience Hunter Valley Cheese -And if you or a loved one has a special occasion coming up, why not check out the options for having a cheese wheel cake that can be designed for the occasion! This is a great way to ensure you can continue enjoying Hunter Valley cheese long after your stay.

Take a cheesemaking appreciation class

Take tastings up a notch at the Hunter Valley Cheese Company, with their Cheesemaking Appreciation 101 Class. Learn about the history and regionality behind cheesemaking while tasting seven regional Hunter Valley cheeses. You’ll also receive insight into how to select cheeses and look after your purchases.

But, what’s most exciting about this class, is the lesson in designing and structuring the perfect cheese board. Now, that’s a life skill that will come in handy! And if that wasn’t enough, you can also ask the Hunter Valley Cheese Company’s very own senior cheese experts any of your cheesy questions.

Enjoy an entertaining pack in your beautiful Hunter Valley accommodation

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Time to party you say? But, you want to do it from the comfort of your cosy accommodation? Then you’ll need a Cheese Pack from The Two Fat Blokes delivered to your door. Indulge in Black Waxed Cheddar, South Cape Cream Blue, Triple Brie, Crackers and Fig paste! Fit for 2 people, the only thing you need to add is your choice of wine or craft beer, and you’re set.

Watch the cheesemakers of Hunter Belle Cheese work their cheesy magic

The Best Ways to Experience Hunter Valley Cheese -Would you like to witness cheesemaking as it happens? Hunter Belle Cheese generously open their doors for you to stop by and see it for yourself, through the viewing windows at their factory. You can see right into their cheese making, maturation and packing rooms to gain a better understanding of the entire cheesemaking process – with almost every step performed by hand.

At this family-friendly location in Muswellbrook, you can also indulge in their café-style meals which feature their very own Hunter Valley cheeses – whether in a steak burger or atop a gourmet pizza.

Join an exclusive Cheese Club!

Guess what? We saved the best for last!

Wouldn’t you like to have three cheeses delivered right to your home every month? A delicious surprise that allows you to experience not only local cheeses but a new international choice every time too? That’s why the Two Fat Blokes have introduced the delightful concept of their Cheese Club so that your knowledge and love of cheese can continue to grow.

And what’s even better is there’s really no limit to where this exclusive membership can take you. You see, when you join, you receive access to in-house cheesemongers, meaning you can speak directly to the wonderful folks who hand-select your cheeses. Sounds good to us!

Are you ready to dive into the world of Hunter Valley cheese? We sure hope so!

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What is the minimum number of people you will pick up?

There is no minimum restriction to book so singles and couples can book tours, but there is a minimum number of people needed to run tours effectively.

We do our best to make sure every tour runs, which sometimes means shuffling minimum numbers together so tours can operate.

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Yes. A day tour with your friends enjoying drinks and tasty food is one of the most enjoyable but hassle free ways to celebrate a birthday. We take care of the details and let us know if you would like something extra special too!

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Each tour vehicle contains passengers from multiple bookings until it is filled to the ‘maximum guest limit’ (shown on each tour). This limit keeps our group small so it’s fast and fun with premium access.

A tour will operate when a minimum of four seats are booked. If there are only four seats booked, great you will have the tour all to yourselves in one of our smaller vehicles. The more a tour fills up, the bigger the vehicle we use until our maximum guest limit for that tour is reached.

If you would like a completely private tour for two, or, have a larger group than the ‘maximum guest limit’ please contact us for options.

We can cater to larger groups by combining multiple vehicles for any tour.

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How do you determine which wineries are best for my group?

Because we know the area so well and try to deliver the best experiences based on:
– Rave reviews from previous tour groups
– Boutique, non-touristy locations
– Excellent wines, moderately priced
– Warm & friendly service
– Perks available (cellar tours, barrel-tasting, wine-maker available, etc.)

Which wineries do we visit?

There is no set schedule of wineries. Our tour guides will take advantage of the best winery experiences available on that day, including special events, to make sure you get the most value from your itinerary, have an enjoyable day and maximise your taste time of the Hunter Valley.