Stanthorpe Cheese @ “The Granite Belt Dairy”

Clever, clever, clever – that’s the best way to describe this charming setup at Thulimbah on the Northern side of the Granite Belt. If cheese is your thing then you HAVE to set some serious time aside to visit Stanthorpe’s very own dairy. I absolutely cherish this place. I always feel a bit like a celebrity arriving here, everyone is so friendly and they really do care about your visit to the whole region.

This beaut business is the brainchild of Ross and Karen who have combined all things bovine to bring you a complete paddock to plate experience. Delectable delights line the tasting table, complimented with produce from around the region, a visit to the Granite Belt Dairy is a complete experience. All of the staff treat you more like a friend than a visitor, so much so you generally feel more like you’ve walked in to someone’s home rather than a shop front.

The quaint restaurant filled with mix-matched antique furniture reminds me of my grandma’s house, for all the right reasons. It exudes warmth – just like all of the amazing people at the dairy. They have a wide variety of hand crafted cheese, from the delicate washed rind to their big hitting Brass Monkey Blue cheese which really needs to travel in its own transport it’s that potent. But the dairy’s not just filled with cheese. Everything bovine remember – milkshakes, salami, twice baked cheese soufflé, veal hot pot…the list goes on. Add to this, the very thoughtful addition of produce from around the region that provides the perfect accompaniment to this delectable dairy product, relishes, chutneys, verjuice, wine etc. It’s all there. Take a peek at my recent visit to the Dairy where we meet another Karen (Karen #2) who really knows how to make you feel like royalty.



No wonder I treasure my time at the Dairy and I’m sure you will too. If you’d like to book a stay to sample the Dairy, along with many other treats the Granite Belt has to offer, check out our availability on


Posted By: Kerrin  16 July 2014 2:15 PM Last Updated By: Kerrin  16 July 2014 3:59 PM


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