Monthly Run - Awassi Cheesery -
This Sunday 29th August.
Ask Terry to check out if you can make a late booking.
Deadline for payment is Friday 20th August. For bookings, dietary requirements and payment contact Terry Philip at firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment can be made by credit card or paid directly to the club’s Suncorp account: Mercedes Benz Club of Qld Inc, BSB 484-799, A/C 200009415 with the referenceMembership No/Surname/Aug
Members have our Toowoomba member, Tomas Guerin, to thank for sourcing this little gem.
A boutique sheep farm and cheesery nestled in the tranquil Grantham hills of the beautiful Lockyer Valley. Di and David Piggott are passionate Aussie farmers who work hard to produce the finest quality products on their beautiful farm. Here, surrounded by avocado groves and the gentle pottering of the Awassi, second generation cheese maker Di designs and crafts a range of bespoke cheeses and takes you on a cheese journey like no other. Family owned and operated, this purpose built dairy, boutique cheesery and farm outlet, operates as part of the overall Awassi farmstead. We are committed to preserving the heritage of this rare sheep milking breed. What does farmstead mean? Milked on farm, Cheese made on farm –now that’s the real deal! Members enjoy the beautiful ambiance of this property whilst learning what is involved in creating the most exquisite cheeses, from the paddock - to the milking parlour - to the cheesery - to your plate.
We will meet at the Puma Roadhouse Dinmore, Warrego Hwy, Bundamba [UBD Map 214 P4] (on the left approx. 3.2km from where you leave the Ipswich Motorway to join the Warrego Hwy) for a 10:00am departure for Awassi Cheesery.
The farm address is 776 Sandy Creek Road, Grantham. Sandy Creek Road is a NO through Road. The farm is located on a dirt road – please drive carefully to suit the road conditions. Sandy Creek Road begins at the intersection of Lawlers Road – this is the easiest way to navigate to Awassi Cheesery – from Lawlers Road.
Coming from Brisbane - you will need to take the Helidon exit off the Warrego Hwy.
You will need to stay left onto Lawlers Road and follow for approx. 5 kms, where you will turn left into Sandy Creek Road (two left turns off the Warrego Hwy).
Once on Sandy Creek Road, you will come to a fork in the road – the road/street sign is for you to stay left and continue along Sandy Creek Road. The farm is located on the right-hand side – with a sign AWASSI CHEESERY. Warning: There is approx. 4km of dirt road. If you take an alternate route expect to negotiate approx. 20km of dirt road.
Approx travelling time: 1 hour
Cost: Farm Tour Talk & Luncheon $48/person allowing 3hrs and members, you will need to BYO refreshments (glasses and ice buckets provided), Awassi cheeses, seasonal lunch menu and finishes with the delicious Awassi dessert cheeses. Tea, coffee and iced water complimentary to your visit. Wheelchair-friendly facility, accessible unisex toilet facility, one level, minimal walking to view milking parlour, cheese viewing window and farm gate outlet, sharing the farm and sharing our stories, and authentic ‘paddock to plate’ experiences.