Cheese factory going ‘grate’

RIVERINA SUCCESS: Coolamon Cheese part owner and cheese maker, Barry Lillywhite, is impressed with the facility's success since opening. Picture: Les Smith

RIVERINA SUCCESS: Coolamon Cheese part owner and cheese maker, Barry Lillywhite, is impressed with the facility's success since opening. Picture: Les Smith

Do not let the name fool you – Coolamon Cheese is about so much more than just cheese.

It has been two months since the factory opened in the Riverina town part owner and cheese maker Barry Lillywhite said it could not be going better.

“Most people really don’t know what we’ve got out here,” he said.

“We are pleased with the way it’s operating, the weekends are exceptionally busy.

“We are over the moon.

“It’s been a great start.”

Feedback is important to Mr Lillywhite as he continues to develop the brand and business.

A focus will be shifted to educating and entertaining school groups and cheese making courses will begin in the new year.

Chefs expertly pair each cheese with accompaniments and Mr Lillywhite said they have received a lot of praise for the matches.

Crowd favourites appear to be alpine pepper, The Rock, brie and Camembert.

Mr Lillywhite is preparing to release a goats milk cheese next week.

Coolamon Shire mayor John Seymour said the factory has been an asset to the town.

“The people coming through have tripled,” he said.

Cr Seymour has visited the establishment numerous times.

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