Ashgrove Cheese Dairy Door
Ashgrove Cheese Dairy Door
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
VISIT THE HOME OF TASSIE’S FINEST CHEESE EXPERIENCE Welcome to Tasmania’s most indulgent dairy destination with a must-see new visitor centre. Conveniently located on the tourist route between Launceston and Devonport, the Ashgrove Dairy Door has something for every cheese lover. Enjoy breakfast or lunch with a delicious pasture to plate menu including a choice of five deluxe cheese toasties. Go all out with truffle fondue, a High Cheese (like high tea for cheese fanciers) or a Cheesy Flight (like beer tasting without the fuzzy head). Treat the kids to freshly made gelato. If you’re interested in how cheese is made, watch the cheesemakers in action from start-to-finish behind glass panels or learn about Ashgrove’s unique pasture to plate philosophy in the interpretation centre. If you’re simply craving pure Tasmanian air, head outside to meet the happiest cows in the world. Be sure to stock up on gourmet provisions like award-winning milk, specialty cheeses, fancy cheese snacks an
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  • Debbie
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great brekky stop off the ferry
    We made this our first stop after disembarking. Easy to find and beautiful setting. We were early so there was no cheese making activity. Lots of information and we had a free cheese tasting. Our main purpose for stopping was for breakfast and we chose the scrambled eggs. It was delicious and the coffee was great, too. We bought a sample pack of cheese and saw it later at a store for a higher price.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 17, 2023
  • Jessica L
    Sydney, Australia109 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Yummy
    Spending a day along the tasting trail and this was our first stop. Cute and informative information about how the moo gets to you, and great displays that depict how cheese is made. Nice shop to buy some produce but the cafe is the star. Great coffee and amazing food.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 7, 2023
  • John C Knott
    Adelaide, Australia16 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit if you must
    Went with high expectations but left feeling very disappointed,but was a nice setting to visit with some nice views. This place is nothing more than a glorified shop outlet . Very inattentive staff who don’t know how to smile , no cheese manufacturing was happening behind the glass panels ( only maintenance painting the ceiling) overpriced gifts and cheeses which I could buy better priced from Woolworths. Visit if you must but next time I will keep on driving .
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 6, 2023
  • Dingo_6152
    Fremantle, Australia2,040 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love the cheese - love the experience.
    If you are driving between Launceston and Devonport then you have to make a stop at Ashgrove cheese factory. You can't miss the painted cows in the paddock out front. There is plenty of parking, even for caravans and RVs. The building is well laid out - clean and plenty of room to dine - the cafe has a range of breakfast meals on the menu (serving until 11am), and cheese nibbles, cheese toasties, cheese salads and cheesecakes & gelatos. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch or just a snack. I do think that some of the previous reviews are a little harsh in their expectations that Ashgrove is going to provide free samples to everyone who walks in their door. As a cheese lover I've been to numerous cheese factories around Tasmania and across Australia and handing out free cheese to anyone and everyone who walks through the door isn't common practice anymore. They do offer a cheese tasting plate - with six samples at $12. They could take a leaf out of some winery cellar doors, which offer a discount on any subsequent purchases from the shop. I ended up buying the Wild Wasabi, Bush Pepper and Pickled Onion & Chive (which were actually cheaper that the same cheeses in the supermarkets). I enjoyed myself and am more than happy with my Ashgrove cheese.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written January 29, 2024
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natbeb
Mornington Peninsula, Australia92 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
After hearing good things about the cheese farm we decided to make a special trip from Launceston to come visit, however we were left underwhelmed.

When we entered there was some “history” on the wall which was nice and informative; but in terms of trying cheese it was a let down.

There was no cheese tastings when we got there and the only tasting option on the menu is a “3 cheeses of the day” platter for $28.

3 hard cheese came to our table on a platter with condiments - no one told us what the cheeses were or tasted like or anything about them. The cheeses were all quite similar overall so was nothing necessarily special.

In my opinion this place could thrive if they offered a few different cheese platter options, and maybe gave a little fact sheet about the cheeses people were tasting - as a tourist to the area this would certainly have made this more of an enjoyable experience rather than just a quick bite to eat like any other cafe.
Written June 10, 2021
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ragna s
Hobart, Australia15 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Staff attitude
We arrived to have a coffee and browse and spend.
When we were greeted and asked for drinks the girl looked at her watch, looked at us and we Asked if you Are closed mind you it was just after 3 pm.?
She said no But you can have take away only!
We were not able to sit at the table.
Very sad when we have such little tourism and this is a very popular place for visitors
Written August 21, 2020
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wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia2,658 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
I am in mourning... Ashgrove has been part of my life for ages. I used to stop on business trips up to the NW coast and get bargains on the way home back down South... But now progress has come - the site is like a Sydney bar with shiny tables and it is all about the overpriced food and drinks. No tastings. Cheese is now the same price as Woolworths. We left feeling very sad. An old friend is gone, replaced by corporate faceless nothingness. Very sad day. We will remember you how you were.
Written September 27, 2021
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Suzi Sqwash
Perth, Australia79 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Was a beautiful day so we set off for some touristy things as family was in town visiting. Stopping off here we delighted in the beautiful deck with a small kids play area (only good for real little ones). Inside we were surprised to see nothing in action from the viewing area. Moving through the inside we found tasting was $12 per person for a few cheeses. And then there was the shop. Nothing overly exciting to see and we weren't interested in paying for that. Grabbed a snack and moved on. Wouldn't really recommend here unless you want to do the tasting. Maybe other times of year the factory is operating, but wasn't for us with no explanation visible.
Written October 31, 2023
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Mushroomring
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
Lovely, roomy buildings and verandah! Can see the whole process as you read through the adventures of cheese, and workers in the cheese factory doing their thing. Impressive storage facilities & everything is beautiful and clean.
We sampled some goodies from the gift shop (crispy cheese?!!!), checked out the cheese sample plate (only $12), had an Icecream. As we left some other guests were enjoying the ‘High Cheese’ which looked amazing but we’ll have to leave for another trip.
Written January 13, 2022
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Dingo_6152
Fremantle, Australia2,040 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
If you are driving between Launceston and Devonport then you have to make a stop at Ashgrove cheese factory. You can't miss the painted cows in the paddock out front. There is plenty of parking, even for caravans and RVs.

The building is well laid out - clean and plenty of room to dine - the cafe has a range of breakfast meals on the menu (serving until 11am), and cheese nibbles, cheese toasties, cheese salads and cheesecakes & gelatos. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch or just a snack.

I do think that some of the previous reviews are a little harsh in their expectations that Ashgrove is going to provide free samples to everyone who walks in their door. As a cheese lover I've been to numerous cheese factories around Tasmania and across Australia and handing out free cheese to anyone and everyone who walks through the door isn't common practice anymore.

They do offer a cheese tasting plate - with six samples at $12. They could take a leaf out of some winery cellar doors, which offer a discount on any subsequent purchases from the shop. I ended up buying the Wild Wasabi, Bush Pepper and Pickled Onion & Chive (which were actually cheaper that the same cheeses in the supermarkets).

I enjoyed myself and am more than happy with my Ashgrove cheese.
Written January 30, 2024
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justalittlebitocd
Melbourne, Australia412 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Ohhhh emmmmm geeeee
this place rocks.
There is a kinda museum section with interesting facts etc
The maturing cheese is visible through the glass
there is a VERY big Cafe where you can purchase alot of produce
And then there is the cafe. This was my downfall. There is so much to choose from on the menu. We opted for one of the cheese platters and rolled out of the place. Potentially we should not have eaten so much at the raspberry farm lol
DEF check this place out !!!!!
Written November 26, 2022
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Heddy_13
Rockingham, Australia191 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
This establishment was the first stop on an excursion from the cruise ship and was basically a “spend your money” stop. There was no work in progress with regard to the cheese making so basically it was come in and spend your hard earned dollars on very expensive merchandise. The surroundings are lovely but that’s about all.
Written March 28, 2023
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Debbie
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We made this our first stop after disembarking. Easy to find and beautiful setting. We were early so there was no cheese making activity. Lots of information and we had a free cheese tasting. Our main purpose for stopping was for breakfast and we chose the scrambled eggs. It was delicious and the coffee was great, too. We bought a sample pack of cheese and saw it later at a store for a higher price.
Written May 17, 2023
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Norm the Nomad
Australia1,004 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Travelling further along we decided to stop at the Ashgrove Cheese & Dairy - we was very interesting. It looked like they have recently undertaken major redevelopment as everything looked brand new (despite the company being around for decades).
it was great walking through the exhibitions that explain the stages in cheese making.
I think it would be very good for a school excursion.
We felt well versed in the entire cheese making process when we left.
Written June 4, 2021
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