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Best Margaret River Cheese Tasting (Locals Guide 2024)

So you’re a foodie, and you’ve got Margaret River on your radar for your next culinary adventure. Perfect choice!

Today, I’m going to tell you all about indulging in one of the area’s most scrumptious offerings: Margaret River cheese tasting.

I’ll delve into the best places to sample artisanal cheeses, what to expect, and how to make the most out of your cheese-tasting journey.

As someone who’s called Margaret River home since 2016 and owned a motel for seven years, I’ve guided thousands of visitors through their holiday plans, including gastronomic quests like this one (plus I’m partial to a good cheese!)

Let’s dive into this creamy, dreamy world, shall we?

Best Places for Margaret River Cheese Tasting

1. Cambray Cheese

🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 80km |📍LOCATION: Vasse Highway, Cundinup WA | Google Maps | 👅TASTINGS AVAILABLE: Yes | 🛒SHOP: Yes

Cambray Cheese Farm Shop is your go-to for an authentic cheese experience, and it’s just 12 km from the idyllic town of Nannup. The shop is open daily from 10am to 3pm and offers a chance to buy some cheese directly from the people who made it!

Known for their award-winning ewes milk and cow’s milk cheeses, it’s a taste trip you don’t want to miss. The cheese from Cambray is unique and high-quality. They offer a range of soft white-mold cheeses, traditional Greek-style feta, and matured cheeses like their famous Farmhouse Gold. Whether it’s sheep or cow’s milk cheese, you’re getting a product that’s been carefully crafted.

And here’s a bonus: if you can’t make it to Nannup, Cambray Cheese has got you covered. They also bring their deliciousness to the Margaret River Farmers Markets each Saturday, so you don’t even need to leave Margaret River to try them out!

2. Margaret River Farmers Markets

🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 900m |📍LOCATION: Lot 272 Bussell Highway, Margaret River WA | Google Maps | 👅TASTINGS AVAILABLE: Yes

Planning to get your Saturday off to a fantastic start? A quick 500m walk from the heart of town will land you at the Margaret River Farmers Market.

Open every Saturday morning from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, this is your go-to spot for local food treasures. Whether you’re plotting a picnic lunch or planning a BBQ feast, you’ll find a selection that spans fresh meats, crisp fruits, vibrant veggies, and yes—artisanal cheeses perfect for your Margaret River cheese tasting adventure.

While you’re loading up your basket, you can also sip on some coffee, munch on breakfast treats, and tap your feet to live tunes.

Best Places to Buy Margaret River Cheese

If you need more Margaret River cheese in your life, you’re in the right place. With my years of experience eating everything Margaret River, I’ve got the inside scoop on where to find the freshest, most delicious local goodies. From artisan breads to handcrafted jams and everything in between, these are the must-visit spots to fill your cheeseboard with the true flavors of Margaret River. Get ready to eat like a local!

1. River Fresh IGA

🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 50m |📍LOCATION: 1 Bussell Highway, Margaret River WA | Google Maps

River Fresh IGA is a food lover’s paradise right in Margaret River! They’re all about fresh, local produce and have a wide range of items that are perfect for anyone looking to stock up on quality food. The staff are super knowledgeable and passionate about local goods, making it a must-visit spot for foodies.

From everyday groceries to exotic gourmet needs, River Fresh IGA has it all. They offer a fantastic range of gluten-free and health products, too. Their deli is a treasure trove of local and international cheeses, cured meats, and antipasto. They even have a meat preparation room on-site, so you can get cuts tailored to your needs. And let’s not forget the fresh produce—hand-selected to ensure you get the freshest items possible.

I got this beautiful hamper from a friend, and she purchased it from The Little Farm, so cute!!

2. The Little Farm

🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 700m |📍LOCATION: 2/30 Fearn Avenue, Margaret River WA | Google Maps

The Little Farm is all about local, sustainable, and delicious food. Owned by locals Antonella and Dave, this charming cafe/deli in Margaret River offers a wide range of local groceries, fresh coffee, tea, panini, salads, and sweet treats. They even craft fresh food hampers perfect for weekend getaways or as fabulous gifts. The Little Farm is committed to sourcing ingredients from local growers, chefs, winemakers, and artisans, making it a one-stop shop for all things Margaret River!

The Little Farm offers seasonal spray-free or organic fruits and veggies, local eggs, hand-crafted relishes, pickles, and cheeses. They also feature locally roasted coffee available all day. Their salads and panini are made from locally sourced, seasonal, spray-free, or organic produce. So, whether you’re a local or just visiting, The Little Farm has something special to offer just about everyone!

3. Blue Ginger Fine Foods

🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 1.1km |📍LOCATION:7/31 Station Road, Margaret River WA | Google Maps

Blue Ginger Fine Foods is a treasure trove of local and international foods. Specializing in both local and international gourmet products, this is the place to go if you’re looking to elevate your culinary game. 

From organic fruits and veggies to a wide array of cheeses, cured meats, and freshly baked bread, they’ve got the ingredients to make any dish extraordinary. And let’s not forget their extensive selection of fine teas, chocolates, and oils! Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a casual foodie, Blue Ginger offers a unique shopping experience that caters to all your gastronomic needs.

4. Charcuterie Margaret River

🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 80m |📍LOCATION: 4/103 Bussell Highway, Margaret River WA | Google Maps

Charcuterie Margaret River is your go-to spot for gourmet deli items in the South West of Western Australia. Established in 2021, this deli on the main street of Margaret River offers a wide array of cheeses, meats, and local crafts. But they don’t stop at the usual suspects; they’ve got exotic meats like Crocodile, Kangaroo, Emu, Wild Boar, and Buffalo! Plus, they offer a variety of local and imported cheeses that you won’t find just anywhere.

Looking for the perfect picnic? Charcuterie Margaret River also provides self-catering cheese and gourmet charcuterie boards. So, whether you’re craving something traditional or adventurous, this is the place to stock up on all your gourmet needs!

Wrapping Up: Cheese Margaret River

So there you have it, your ultimate guide to Margaret River cheese tasting. Whether you’re a fan of sharp cheddar or soft brie, Margaret River has a cheesy experience that’s bound to make your taste buds dance.

Now you should be equipped with the best spots to not only taste but also learn about the art of cheesemaking.

Australia Travel Planning Guide

🚑Should I buy Australian travel insurance?

100% YES! — Australia has “free” healthcare but it’s only for citizens and permanent residents. Foreigners visiting need travel insurance in case anything happens on their visit. I like SafetyWing – their Nomad Insurance starts at just $1.50 USD a day!

🚗Should I rent a car in Australia?

Yes — Renting a car is a necessity in most of Australia! If you want to go on road trips or adventures outside of the major cities, and even if you’re staying in a major city, you’ll want to rent a car. If you are visiting Margaret River, it will be even more important that you hire a car, you’ll need it to be able to get around and see all the great attractions and wineries!

🏨What’s the best way to book my Australian accommodation?

My go-to for Australian hotels is Booking.com. Pretty much all registered accommodation use Booking.com (but not necessarily any of the other major booking platforms), and even most of the holiday homes and caravan parks use Booking.com too!

If you’re planning a trip to Australia where you will stay at multiple locations, it’s super handy to have all your accommodation listed in one place, and accommodation owners like Booking.com because it’s easy to contact the guests using the messaging platform if the guest has an international phone number.

I sincerely hope you enjoy your visit to Margaret River!