Hunter Belle Dairy Co is a family owned and operated business in the
Upper Hunter Valley of NSW. Headed by husband and wife duo Jason
and Annie Chesworth, their small team at Scone handmake a wonderful
range of dairy products including cheese, milk, butter and yoghurt.
For over 100 years the Chesworth family have been milking cows along
the Hunter River in NSW. In 2009 the 6th generation dairy farmer Geoff
Chesworth and his wife Tania decided it was time to move on from
their 400 cow dairy in Denman, NSW, and into the wonderful world of
cheese. With son Jason soon joining the business, and wife Annie, the
Chesworths have put their passion for dairy to good use and created the
Hunter Belle Dairy Co. that is today.
HUNTER BELLE EST.
Established in 2004 the cheese factory began as 'Hunter Belle Cheese'. In 2009 Geoff and Tania Chesworth took over the small cellar door in Muswellbrook NSW, and steadily grew increasing production and sales as well as opening a Hunter Belle Cafe and retail outlet.
As business boomed, and the second generation became more involved, the launch of Hunter Belle Cheddar by Annie and Jason Chesworth brought with it a new, larger, premises with a cheese factory established in Scone NSW in 2014. With the young couple dubbed as 'Mr and Mrs Cheese' after appearing on My Kitchen Rules in 2013, the business began to get the attention it deserved.
With both businesses running smoothly side by side, 2017 brought the two together with the collaboration of Hunter Belle Dairy Co. Concentrating mainly on Newcastle and the Hunter, Hunter Belle Dairy Co. products can be found all around the state through a range of deli's, restaurants, retail stores and selected Woolworths stores.
Hunter Belle Dairy Co. are producers of quality, handmade artisan dairy products in the Hunter Valley of NSW.
With a wide range of dairy products focussing on cheese, but also including yoghurt, milk and butter they only use the highest quality of ingredients to produce such high standards of produce.
High quality Brown Swiss cows' milk is used exclusively and sourced fresh from a local family at Singleton. The milk is delivered direct to our factory and we pasteurise the milk at the start of the cheese making process.
Brown Swiss cows are a dairy breed developed in the Swiss Alps that was used specifically for cheese making. The Brown Swiss milk has an ideal protein to fat ratio that makes it excellent for cheese production and there is no need for us to add any extra cream for cheese making (other than our triple cream).
The Brown Swiss breed is renowned for its docile temperament, strength and heat tolerance along with its high volumes of high protein milk.