Handmade cheeses, a boutique brewery and a Bistro Restaurant – Witches Chase Cheese Company is the perfect Tamborine Mountain attraction, for those who love their food and want a fantastic tasting experience. The Witches Chase Cheese Company combines handcrafted beer and cheese tastings with an occasion to see how both products are made. The company started in 2004 when the owners Andrei and Meredith Morris bought the factory in Beacon Road. With their deep desire to produce handmade cheeses to go along with their passion for drinking good wines, it is now not just a Cheese Factory but a Brewery and Café/Restaurant with great service and products.
Set amongst the temperate rainforest of Tamborine Mountain lies the Witches Chase Cheese Company. Happy Jersey cows produce the finest milk of the region, from which the factory handcraft a specialty range of award winning premium cheeses including fresh, soft, blue and hard varieties. So many varieties of cheeses you can taste and buy here, such as triple cream brie, triple cream blue, goats cheese, the salmon with chilli to name but a few and also great variety of yoghurts and icecream too! Traditional methods are used here to create the cheeses and award winning beers.
Spend a day out in Mount Tamborine, ensure to include a stop at this delightful company to enjoy what they’ve got to offer; its complimentary cheese tasting, beer tasting or lunch in the beer garden (sometimes with live music) or their famous restaurant Liquid Amber. Some visitors enjoy a picnic to the botanical gardens nearby taking that favourite cheese from the factory with some of the fresh bread. Witches Chase Cheese Company is also one of the popular places to visit after your ballooning tour with Hot Air Balloon Gold Coast. Your morning tour starts from Canungra Tourist Information Centre which is located just 20 minutes scenic drive away from the cheese factory. Enjoy floating over the Hinterlands in a hot air balloon, with the views of Mount Tamborine, Lamington National Park and the tall city buildings in distance on the coast. Followed by delicious breakfast with champagne at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards, your tour will finish before 10am, you can then spend the rest of your day exploring one of the beautiful parts of Queensland!
At Witches Chase Cheese Company, they travel every morning for seven minutes up the road, to pick up that day's milk from a local farmer to produce small batches of high quality cheeses, icecream and yoghurts. Visitors can view the cheese making process and purchase directly from the cheese makers.
After you've finished your cheese tasting and bought a few to take home, step across the walkway to the MT Brewery; Huge stainless steel vats house a remarkable preservative and additive free brew and there's plenty of opportunity for sample shots. Many visitors choose to buy more of Witches Chase cheese online, via their website. The Witches Chase complex sits at the end of Mt Tamborine's famed Gallery Walk - the perfect opportunity to explore Tamborine's galleries, shops and cafes. Look for Mt Tamborine accommodation to compliment your stay - maybe even make a weekend getaway out of it!