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
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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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  • Heddy_13
    Rockingham, Australia188 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not Worth The Time
    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.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 March 2023
  • 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 17 May 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
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 July 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 August 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
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 January 2024
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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 30 January 2024
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wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia2,555 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I had vowed to never go back as they had changed the charming old shop and cut back the samples... I was driving past and stupidly stopped in. I was so so disappointed. One tiny little plate of samples. And Sydney prices for the cheeses. Never again.
Written 7 November 2023
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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 31 October 2023
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StevoHughes1
Melbourne, Australia200 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Business
Heavily commercialised operation selling plastic wrapped hard cheeses. Good at self promotion and young staff are eager but not as professional as the premises suggest. Too much reserved seating for coaches limits available seating availability. Somewhat overpriced tasting plates.
Written 2 October 2023
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Written 10 October 2023
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John C Knott
Adelaide, Australia16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Couples
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 .
Written 6 August 2023
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Jessica L
Sydney, Australia109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Friends
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.
Written 7 July 2023
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I2198NYsharonj
Brisbane, Australia24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023
Treats instore perfect stop on a roadtrip. Lovely shop with local wines, cheese tasting and icecream for the little ones. Souvenirs available both edible and to share forever memories. A must on your trip in Tassie.
Written 5 July 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 17 May 2023
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Heddy_13
Rockingham, Australia188 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 28 March 2023
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Josephine Lee
Singapore, Singapore64 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Cheese tasting is at $18 . No free tasting unless you are from the cruise ship . There is a restaurant on site . Ice cream is also sold here . It will be fantastic if they offer some free cheese tasting .
The shops sells all sort of cheese and there is a viewing corner to see the cheese storage .
Written 4 March 2023
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