Adelaide Hills

Be inspired by the Adelaide Hills dairy region, located in the southern Mount Lofty Ranges, east of the city of Adelaide. Discover the region by tasting your way through the best ice cream, yoghurt, chocolate, and artisan cheeses Adelaide Hills has to offer.

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Dairy Destination Experiences: 48 Flavours Gelato, La Casa Del Formaggio, The Yoghurt Shop, The Smelly Cheese Shop, Udder Delights, Melba's Chocolate Factory, Woodside Cheese Wrights


Dairy Destination Experiences

48 Flavours Gelato

48 Flavours Gelato 48 Flavours Gelato is home to an extensive range of delicious gelatos to enjoy, with flavours inspired by the local community and its produce. The award-winning range includes something for everyone, with an expansive range of both traditional and unique flavours such as chocolate, vanilla, black sesame, taro and durian. 

Unmissable on your dairy adventure is the limited time Quattro Formagi range, which features cheese from Adelaide culinary icon, The Smelly Cheese Shop. Cheesy flavours include Vanilla and Sage with Woodside Cheese Goat Curd, Melon and Roasted Almond with Onkaparinga Creamery Triple Cream Cheese, Monte Rosso Section 28 with Orange and Hazelnut, and international award-winning La Casearia Carpenedo Gorgonzola with Caramelised Fig and Toasted Walnuts. 

For more information, please visit 48 Flavours Gelato.

La Casa Del Formaggio

Las Casa Del Formaggio is a must-visit family-owned continental deli, which has been setting the benchmark for quality cheese making for over 30 years. Their range includes Bocconcini, Fresh Mozzarella, Ricotta, Pecorino Style, Haloumi and Burrata, as well as cream products, which are made by hand using locally sourcing quality Jersey and Friesian milk. Pop into Las Casa Del Formaggio to be inspired by the world-class dairy products that South Australia has to offer. 

For more information, please visit Las Casa Del Formaggio.

The Yoghurt Shop

Born out of the Adelaide Central Market in 2003, The Yoghurt Shop proudly makes Australia’s best yoghurt. Free from preservatives, artificial colours and flavourings, the Yoghurt Shop creates thick and creamy yoghurt, available with a wide range of toppings, which make for the perfect healthy pitstop snack on your dairy itinerary. 

For more information, please visit The Yoghurt Shop

The Smelly Cheese Shop

Visit the Smelly Cheese Shop to experience speciality cheese from around the world and meet the team of cheese enthusiasts who are passionate about bringing quality cheese to South Australia. 

Explore the complex flavours and incredible variety of cheese produced by skilled artisan makers worldwide by taking part in the Cheese After Dark Master Class. During the 2-hour long workshop held in the Smelly Cheese Shop’s stunning maturing room, you will learn about the various conditions in which cheeses are made and matured. Your taste buds will be challenged with different styles of cheese while learning about the basic rules of sensory analysis. You’ll leave with the knowledge required to truly understand and appreciate fine cheese.

For more information, please visit The Smelly Cheese Shop.

Udder Delights

From Blue Cheese to Brie, Chevre to Camembert, Udder Delights is passionate about making, sharing and eating cheese. Udder Delights artisan cheese products are made by hand at their cheese factory in Lobethal, Adelaide Hills, using local South Australian dairy from the Hills to Fleurieu Peninsula. 

Visit Udder Delight’s beautiful cheese cellar door to enjoy a variety of cheeses and experiences, from tastings to high teas, fondue for two or even an easy, cheesy home cheese making class. 

For more information, please visit Udder Delights.

Melba’s Chocolate Factory

Melba’s Chocolate Factory is a working factory and confectionary shop located inside a heritage listed Woodside building. The emporium style chocolate and confectionary shop is a centrepiece for six different rooms, which provide a behind the scenes look at various manufacturing processes. Visitors can peek into the Chocolate Room, Depositing Room, Packing Room, Panning Room, Toffee Room and Cooling Tunnel, to watch old favourites such as Inch Licorice Block, Traffic Lights and Rocky Road be made on site.

Visitors are encouraged to speak to the staff who have mastered the use of the heritage equipment, making old fashioned favourites in the time-honoured tradition.

For more information, please visit Melba’s Chocolates.

Woodside Cheese Wrights

Kris Lloyd is a self-taught cheese maker who has been the craftsman behind Woodside Cheese Wrights for over 20 years. Woodside Cheese Wrights have produced a range of high quality and award-winning cheeses at their Adelaide Hills facility since 1994. Their sophisticated range of cow and goat milk cheeses are made by directly sourcing milk from small local dairies, providing them with excellent control of milk quality.

Woodside Cheese Wrights are true to the word artisan, crafting all their cheeses by hand. Some of their cheeses are seasonal and are only made when the milk is perfect for each cheese style.

Visitors are welcome to visit the Cellar Door to try Woodside Cheese Wrights diverse range of cheeses, where they will also find a range of locally made arts and crafts and locally grown and made produce and food.

For more information, please visit Woodside Cheese Wrights by Kris Lloyd.

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