Of course we irdered the cheese plate, and sat down to wait.
The dining area consisted of a few small tables, and a few larger tables, where we shared with a family (the kids about our age). I immediately thought about bringing my parents here - my Dad is a big cheese lover, and he passed that on to me. A few years ago, they went on a trip to King Island. Just for the cheese.
When the plate came out, I was very impressed with the amount of bread and crackers we were given. Also, the cheese servings were a hefty size. We had - fresh chevre (goat's cheese), ash chevre, persian fetta and cow's milk mixed with garlic and herbs, along with a beetroot and orange relish.
I was particularly fond of the chevre - it was creamy and had the unmistakable tang of a goat's cheese. The ash was like a soft blue, a hint of mouldy flavour but still creamy. My favourites were the herb and the fetta - both outstanding and exactly what they should be.
We ate everything on that cheese plate. Admittedly, I hadn't eaten since breakfast. But, that fetta was amazing. So good, I even bought some today from the Fyshwick markets (they only seemed to stock the fetta) for $14.95.
Like everywhere else we went, there was plenty of local produce to salivate over.
If you are looking for a stop between wineries, or even a destination for a coffee and cake, the Yarra Valley Dairy is for you.
It is open daily from 1030 to 5pm at 70-80 McMeikans Rd, Yering VIC, approx one hour from Melbourne.