Cheesemaker Simon Gough opened Binnorie Dairy in April 2003, after travelling and making cheese throughout Europe and previously working in the Yarra Valley. Simon’s passion and skill combined with locally sourced goat and cow milk, make to produce local cheeses of world standards.
Binnorie Dairy Cheeses are the Hunter Valley’s gourmet choice, featuring on many local menus. Drop in for a free tasting. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm.
Gundog Hunter Cellar and Gourmet Pantry offers a Hunter Valley tasting experience like no other. Set in the historic Pokolbin Schoolhouse, visitors not only have the chance to taste and purchase our range of premium, single-vineyard, award winning wines, but also discover a hand-picked selection of gourmet products reflecting our quality over quantity philosophy.
The personalised and relaxed ambience of the Gundog Hunter Cellar & Gourmet Pantry is complimented by our cheese and charcouterie plates, and carefully sourced fine teas and coffee. Open daily from 10am to 5pm.
Boutique cheese producer and retailer, The Hunter Valley Cheese Company commenced manufacture and sales at their Pokolbin Factory and tasting rooms in April, 1995. The vision to the manufacture Australian Speciality cheese for niche market – deli’s, fine food restaurants and cheese loving visitors to The Hunter Valley Vineyards was finally realised.
Peter Curtis & Rosalia (Rose) Lambert uphold their commitment to quality handmade cheese and contribute their daily interaction with the cheese loving consumer to the ongoing success of their boutique manufacturing and factory outlet/tasting room located within the McGuigan Cellars, Pokolbin.
Fortuitously, The Hunter Valley Cheese Tasting room is one of the most visited destinations in Hunter Wine Country, local, state, and international visitors are welcome to sample our full cheese range along with a comprehensive range of local produce and cheese accompaniments. Purchases may be made in store or an Australian wide stockists list is provided for customers to re-purchase their favourite cheeses on their return home.
The Hunter Valley Cheese Company recognises and eschews the educational experience of visiting a working cheese factory by conducting a complimentry cheesemaking talk daily at 11am & 3pm, during the tutorial an overview of handmade cheesemaking, milk variations & styles of cheese are discussed, followed by an question and answer session & cheese sampling.
Group educational cheese tutorials are conducted regularly with restaurant, deli, hospitality and wait staff on the use and service knowledge of cheese and continued back up is provided to the company’s wholesale clientele.
Cheese talks in front of the viewing windows are conducted daily at 11am and 3pm.
The cheese factory was purpose built by Peter Curtis, Cheese Maker– a cheesemakers dream– new premises & equipment eliminates the possibility of lingering bacteria from previous dairy operations thus allowing the cheesemaker to “build” his product with specific cultures & cheesemaking techniques.The factory area comprises a “make” & “maturation” room, two cool rooms ensure cheeses are aged at the correct humidity and temperature. Viewing windows to the factory allow visitors to watch the cheesemaking process & cheesemakers in action.
The cheese tasting room invites visitors to enjoy a guided cheese sampling with our trained cheese consultants or wander into the preserves room to sample an array of local produce. An ever changing range of complimentary cheddars and goats cheeses, muscatel grapes and fruit pastes, biscuits, breads, preserves and deli supplies are updated seasonally. Cheese platters are available for eat in or take away and the allpresso coffee is popular with customers after a serious days wine tasting.
The Hunter Valley Cheese Factory range is constant with strong emphasis on consistent quality and innovative cheese product development, sitting alongside our award winning Branxton Brie, Grape Vine Ash Brie & Hunter Gold Washed rind are the well accepted Riley’s Fromage Blanc, Hunter Valley Marinated Feta, & the renowned Pokolbin Smear Ripened.
Sample our Australian Award Winning Cheeses:
*Riley’s Marinated Fromage *Hunter Valley Marinated Feta *Branxton Brie & Grape Vine Ashed Brie *Hunter Gold & Pokolbin Smear Ripened Washed Rinds *Pokolbin White Natural Rind
Delicatessen products and an extensive range of gourmet preserves on display and for tasting daily.
Alfresco dining area, coffee/tea and snacks or select your wine from McGuigan Cellars to enjoy with a Cheesemakers Vineyard Lunch.
See it, Smell it, Taste it, Luv it. Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop are providores of the finest local and imported cheese and gourmet foods, including its own product range. You can take the goodies home or sit down and enjoy with a pizza, baguette or burger with a glass of local wine or beer or a coffee. Hunter Valley Cheese Shop is also home to the Hunter Valley Gelato Company, featuring traditional Italian Gelato made with imported Italian ingredients and made using 200 year old recipes. Hampers, Platters (Cheese & Antipasto, Sandwich and Gourmet Baguettes), Gelato Cart and Wedding Fromage Cakes also available. Open Monday to Sunday 10.00am – 5.00pm, Closed Christmas Day.
La Glace is the oldest and probably best confectionery in Denmark. Founded in the middle of old Copenhagen in 1870, it has through six generations delivered joy and quality to Copenhagen and its visitors. The owners of Hunter Valley Resort also have generations of Danish heritage. Great grandparents, grandparents, and parents of the current generation were all hoteliers in Copenhagen. And La Glace was their favourite cafe growing up.
In the best of Danish tradition, please come in and visit La Glace Dessert Bar at Hunter Valley Resort for the freshest Ice Creams, Chocolate, Cakes, Organic Coffee and Gourmet Produce. Open Wednesday to Sundayfrom 11am until 4pm.
Creators and providers of handmade artisanal charcuterie, including smoked seafood, cheese, lamb, beef, pork, poultry, game and sausages. The Gourmet Pantry is also stocked with an abundance of cured meats, terrines, pates, olive oils, sauces, salad dressings, james, chutneys, sweet treats and local artwork.
Pukara Estate’s extra virgin olive oils and vinegars are amongst Australia’s best, winning over 60 awards nationally. The products are produced and packaged on site, guaranteeing the freshest product throughout each season.
Pukara Estate’s entire focus is about exceeding expectations through the delivery of absolute freshness, innovative flavour and consistent quality. The extensive range of gourmet products offer something for everyone. The array of classic and modern flavours mean that cooking with Pukara Estate at home is made easy by offering distinctive flavoursome foods that will enhance your favourite dish.
Freshness, flavour and quality are the characteristics that set Pukara Estate apart. Pukara Estate has become renowned for producing a range of distinctive, sophisticated and flavoursome extra virgin olive oils, vinegars and along with a range of gourmet products including dukkahs, tapenades, relishes, mayonnaises, pestos, salts and savoury jams of the highest quality from our own oils and vinegars.
Pukara Estate has two locations in the Hunter Valley where our products can be tasted and purchased; at 1440 Denman Road, Muswellbrook and at Ballabourneen Wine Co 2347 Broke Road, Pokolbin.
Tinklers is a small family owned and operated vineyard, winery and cellar door in Pokolbin, in the Hunter Valley. We produce award winning single vineyard wine in small batches. Our hardwood cellar door, nestled beneath century old peppercorn trees resonate with a long family history in Pokolbin. We offer a variety of farm produce through the year.
We offer the following wines:
School Block Semillon
Lucerne Paddock Verdelho
U & I Shiraz
Usher Gordon Muscat
Tintilla Estate is for everyone with a love of food, wine and family.
One of the Hunter Valley’s best kept secrets this thoughtful family run vineyard and olive grove is a leader in the burgeoning cellar door wine and food experience.
The winery cellar door has that wholesome family warmth that keeps people returning. A truly unique experience, at Tintilla you can take a seat across the table in their tasting room and sip from a large Riedel glass eating fresh bread with rich olive oil and biscuits to nibble, all whilst looking out over the magnificent rolling vineyard!
Olives are an important element of this grand estate with 5 varieties grown amongst the vineyard. Interestingly the olives were planted in 1994 before the vines and whilst award winning wines flow from the 25 hectare estate Tintilla’s essence is about a vineyard which has managed to find that perfect blend of food, wine and family.
You are always welcome when in the Hunter or you can find us at www.tintilla.com.au
Location: 725 Hermitage Road, POKOLBIN NSW 2320
Phone: 02 6574 7093
Fax: 02 6574 7094