Just 45 minutes from Adelaide, Fleurieu Peninsula is a hub of dairy destinations and adventures. Often considered Adelaide’s playground, the Peninsula offers a stunning landscape of rolling farmland, fringed by sandy beaches, and sprinkled with an impressive list of dairy destinations to experience including markets, ice creameries, chocolateries, cheese tasting and more.
On this page:
Dairy Destination Experiences: Victor Ice Creamery,
Little Cheese Room,
Blessed Cheese Café, Alexandrina Cheese Company, Willunga Farmers Markets
Where to stay: Fleurieu Retreat Accommodation, Welcome Springs BnB
Dairy Destination Experiences
Victor Ice Creamery
With its 30 flavours of gourmet ice cream and sorbet, Victor Ice Creamy has been making people smile for over 24 years. An essential pit stop on your dairy adventure, Victor Ice Creamery is known for its crowd-pleasing milkshakes serving the iconic Golden North ice cream.
Located at: 13 Albert Park Place, Victor Harbor SA 5211
Little Cheese Room
The Little Cheese Room sells a range of locally made cheeses with milk from local dairy farms including Second Valley Cheese company, Alexandrina Cheese Company and many more. Their delicious products on offer include hard cheeses; Cheddar, Romano, Pepato, Gouda and Edam, soft cheeses such as Feta, and a range of other dairy products including Pure Jersey Cream, Crème Fraiche and full cream and skim Jersey Milk. Visit the Little Cheese Room to stock up on the makings of a perfect picnic.
For more information, please visit Second Valley Cheese on Facebook.
The Menz FruChocs Shop offers the full range of Robern & Menz products, along with some tempting new delights, with three different locations across South Australia.
Located at the heart of Adelaide Hills, you can discover how RainbowGems are made and try the delectable Menz FruChoc fondue at the Hahndorf shop.
Visit the McLaren Vale shop to learn how their range of quality confectionary are made, see the chocolate enrobing line in action and view the original machines – some over a century old! Tasting and Talk tours are also available for groups, as well as school holiday programs.
The Glynde Store is the most central location, located just 10 minutes from Adelaide CBD, on the same site as the FruChoc Factory.
For more information, please visit The FruChocs Shop.
Blessed Cheese Café
Blessed Cheese Café is a bright, friendly, fully-licensed café offering a modern all-day breakfast and lunch menu using the best of local and seasonal produce, and specialising in locally-produced and international artisan cheeses.
Working with some of the best local wineries, Blessed Cheese Café is the creator of the famous McLaren Vale Cheese and Wine Trial, which showcases the natural gifts of the region.
Visitors can also enjoy a Cheese and Wine Tasting Flight, which includes 4 delicious hand-made local cheeses, perfectly matched with 4 of McLaren Vales best drops of wine.
For more information, please visit Blessed Cheese.
Alexandrina Cheese Company
Alexandrina Cheese specialise in making hard-style Jersey farmhouse cheese and luxury jersey dairy products in Mount Jagged on the Fleurieu Peninsula. The family owned business handcraft their produce in a modern cheese room from single origin Jersey Milk. Their herd of sixty Jersey cows graze on the dairy farm, producing 250,000 litres of grass fed milk each year, which is all used to make Alexandrina Cheese. The family have set up a new online shop, which allows for delivery or pick up from Sneyd Road, 8km south of Mt Compass. There are also local stockists throughout the Fleurieu Peninsula. Visit their store online and pick up some of their delicious cheeses on your way through the Fleurieu Peninsula to whip up the perfect cheese board.
For more information, please visit Alexandrina Cheese Company.
Willunga Farmers Markets
Willunga Farmers Market is South Australia’s premier regional farmers market, bringing Fleurieu Peninsula farmers, producers and community members together for fresh, locally grown produce. The market hosts more than 80 stalls, selling seasonal and regional produce from the Peninsula.
Visit the Willunga Farmers Market to taste and buy produce from the Fleurieu Milk Company including homogenised, unhomogenised, full cream, low fat and A2-tested Jersey milks, as well as yoghurt, iced coffee and chocolate milk. Market goers can also enjoy products from Woodside Cheese Wrights & Coriole including goats and cow’s milk cheeses, Buffalo milk cheese, olives, olive oil and more.
For more information, please visit Willunga Farmers Market.
Where to stay
Fleurieu Retreat Accommodation
On arrival a charcuterie board and locally sourced breakfast produce await…
Built in 1911, fully renovated Fleurieu Retreat offers a real chance to unwind in fresh country air, surrounded by a serene environment. Immediately beyond is a tree studded valley with majestic river gums through which the farm operates into the hills.
The retreat accommodation features three bedrooms and sleeps up to six guests.
For more information or to book your stay please visit Airbnb.
Welcome Springs BnB
Welcome Springs offers exclusive use of a large fully self-contained guesthouse. Relax and unwind in the large six-person hydrotherapy hot tub, pamper yourself in the two-person hydrotherapy spa-bath situated undercover on the alfresco decking area, or simply recline and relax on the sun deck whilst enjoying the private tranquil surrounds. Awaken to the spectacular valley views of Mount Jagged and watch the colourful birdlife peacefully meander through the gardens.
Visitors will have exclusive use of the guesthouse, the only neighbours being the cattle, kangaroos and wildlife who live in the surrounding paddocks.
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