Robertson is known as the Eastern Gateway, Green Heart to the Southern Highlands of New South Wales.
Elevation 740m above sea level
Rainfall av. 1699mm
Australian farmers are a hard working, resilient people, used to hardship and helping one another when the need arises. A strong sense of co-operation developed among the early selectors of the late 1800s and early 1900s as they worked together to clear the vast tracts of Yarrawa Brush and create a successful farming community within the Robertson-Burrawang District.
By the end of the 1930s the area was one of the most productive dairy regions in Australia. The Robertson Co-operative was formed in 1936 by the local farmers to value add to their rich milk products and provide much needed local employment.
The Robertson “Tasty Cheddar with a Bite” became a popular product enjoying major export markets and the Robertson Cheese Factory became a popular tourist destination.
Cheese-making at the factory continued until 1989.
Today the Old Robertson Cheese Factory still provides local employment for over 20 people, and has grown into a highly-popular destination for locals, as well as national and international tourists.
Our aim is to produce and source the best products -- from within our local region and far beyond -- at the best possible prices, while at all times offering the best possible service!
Rich History of Regional Commitment