Grandvewe Cheese is a family-based business at Birchs Bay, overlooking Bruny Island. Grandvewe is the only organic sheep cheesery in Australia and one of only five sheep cheeseries in Australia.
To write about Grandvewe, you have to talk about sheep – because Grandvewe is all about their stock of beautiful milking sheep. People often ask the Grandvewe team, ‘Why sheep?’ And the answer lies in the cheesery’s stunning location.
Though it sits atop an outcropping of peaceful, idyllic land overlooking Tasmania’s Birchs Bay, as the Grandvewe team puts it, ‘our soil sucks’. Their climate in Tasmania is cool and dry and their 40 acres of land is made up of clay-heavy, infertile soil that is not all suited for dairy cows. But it is fantastic for supporting milking sheep.