drysdale goat cheese
Introducing Drysdale Cheeses, the first commercial goat cheese
manufacturer on the Bellarine Peninsula. Registered in December 2005,
our cheese making concentrates on a range of hand made cheeses,
manufactured from the high quality milk from our herd of Saanen goats.
The goats live on our Scotchmans Road property in Bellarine, where they
are milked daily. We are a registered dairy herd and so all of our animals
are pure bred.
Their diet comprises of unimproved pasture, tree cuttings, pasture hay
and a goat "muesli" that we mix for them. Extra essential minerals and
vitamins are administered via seaweed meal and salt licks.
Although we are not certified organic, we follow permaculture farming
principles and adopt ethical animal treatment. We do not milk animals
that are heavily pregnant and newborn kids will stay with their mums
for those first few days of all-important colostrum (first milk).
Each doe only kids once every two years, allowing for their optimal
The milk is then transported back to our cheese making room at
Drysdale. The basic method for making cheese requires pasteurisation in
this country, although a small group of speciality cheesemakers are
working to allow raw milk cheese to be made legal in Australia soon.
After pasteurisation, cheesemaking cultures are added to the milk for
flavour ripening and then an enzyme called rennet is added to coagulate
the milk, thus producing curds and whey.
Our cheese making procedures use only vegetarian rennet.
Different varieties of cheese will then require different temperatures and
different treatments. The cheeses are made in small batches and require
careful aging and draining, and so may be unavailable from time to time.
Drysdale Cheeses are only available locally, at selected restaurants.
Phone Corinne on 0437816374 for more information.
CORIO-LYNN Dairy Goat Stud
We breed Saanen Dairy Goats.
As members of the Dairy Goat Society of Australia (DGSA) we pride ourselves on the
quality of the genetics that we work with.
We have quality bucks available for service and, each spring, there are a number of
kids available for sale.
We test our herd each year for disease and we are CAE and JD clear.
Please feel free to contact Corinne on 0437816374 if you have any questions.