Fresh, handcrafted cheese made in one of this country’s most beautiful regions.
Creating beautiful cheese is our passion. Originally founded by Graeme and Karen Paynter in 2013, our range has grown to include Camembert, Triple Cream Brie, Blackall Gold Washed Rind, Ash Brie, Vintage Cheddar and of course our flagship cheese Truffle Triple Cream Brie.
At Woombye Cheese Company we are passionate about cheese and the Sunshine Coast hinterland is the perfect place to make cheese, with its panoramic vistas of rolling green hills, creeks and bushland. This lush setting makes for happy cows; and happy cows produce the purest milk. All our milk comes from small local farms and is collected daily by our local milk supplier, pasteurised and then delivered to our factory in Woombye fresh every day. We create and produce all our cheese by hand, using traditional methods with care and experience.
Although our founder Graeme is no longer with us, to this day, Woombye Cheese Company is still 100% family owned and is now managed and run by Karen Paynter with her sister and brother-in-law Sandra Cadby and Barry Cadby. We now carry on Graeme’s dream and passion every day which is the heart of Woombye Cheese Company and we are backed by a fantastic team based in our factory in West Woombye.
All our cheeses are award winners with a total of 21 awards from Dairy Industry Association of Australia, Australian Grand Dairy Awards, delicious. Produce Awards, and more. We are proud to say our cheeses can be found on the menus of some of Australia’s top restaurants and in top retail outlets across Australia.
WHERE IS WOOMBYE?
Woombye is situated in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast region approximately 1.5 hours drive north of Brisbane. Surrounded by beautiful agricultural and dairy country it’s the perfect place to make cheese.