Cheese Tasting
Visitors at the cheese display
visitors being served a local cheese platter
Visitors enjoying a Devonshire Tea
Visitors in the Museum

Cheese World and Museum

Address: 5330 Great Ocean Rd, Allansford, Victoria 3277

Phone: 03 5565 3190  |  Mobile: 0438 626 004  |  Fax: 03 6531 3128  


Cheese World promotes the local dairy industry through offering tastings and sales of award winning cheddar cheeses produced across the road at the Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory.

The aim of the business is to promote local gourmet products to the visitors who stop here on their way along the Great Ocean Road. Educational information on the local dairy industry both past and present is offered through a modern cheese making video filmed in the factory and a walk back in time through the local history museum. The museum houses artefacts, photos and personal items belonging to early local dairy farming families. The factory was first established on this site in 1888 and has continued to grow to become a major contributor to the local economy. The Cheese Museum shows the history of the company and the local dairy industry.

Enjoy lunch or a snack in the licensed cafe. Cheese platters and ploughman's lunches are a speciality.

In the 2010 Dairy Industry Australia Association Dairy Product Competitions, the factory collected three major national awards. The coveted Chair Hansen cup and trophy which recognises the highest scoring cheddar cheese and the Tetra Pak Perpetual trophy for the highest aggregate score for cheddar cheese.

Pepper and garlic was named the best flavoured cheese in Victoria, the cheddar won the Kraft Perpetual shield and trophy and the Cheese Museum won the J Sharkey Memorial Trophy for the best vintage cheddar. The Sungold fresh milk was acknowledged as the best in Victoria by taking out the DIAA Victoria Milk award.

Warrnambool vintage cheddar won Australia's best vintage cheese award in the 2011 DIAA Grand Dairy Awards.

Commendation award 2010 ABC Radio National Regional Museum Awards.

Free hourly cheese tastings.

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This is a free attraction.

Local directions

Cheese World is 15 kilometres from Warrnambool. Follow the Princes Highway in an easterly direction from Warrnambool for 20 minutes until you reach the Great Ocean Road intersection. Turn right and follow the Great Ocean Road for two minutes. Cheesed World is on the left opposite the Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory.


  • Café
  • Car park
  • Child/baby seat and equipment
  • Coach parking
  • Access without assistance for the disabled
  • Parking for the disabled
  • Toilet facilities for the disabled
  • Public toilet
  • Restaurant - licensed


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Disabled access

Contact operator for further details.

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How to get here

Great Ocean Road