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Things to do at the Old Cheese Factory

Dogs

Dogs are always welcome at the Old Cheese Factory but should always remain on a leash or harness. Please remember to maintain a safe distance from others, including our 3 resident chickens that roam freely throughout the grounds.

Don’t forget to pack your waste bags to clean up after your dog and dispose in the bins before you leave.

Picnics

The Old Cheese Factory is the perfect spot for a picnic. Pack your picnic blanket, gather your family and friends, and pick the perfect spot in the gardens.

Playground

Our farm-themed playground is great playspace for all ages featuring a windmill, farm animals, cheese stepping blocks and more children can let their imaginations run wild.

Located at the entry of the grounds the playground is complete with timber picnic tables, grass and shaded areas perfect to gather with friends and family.

Heritage Walk

The heritage walk consists of 10 interpretive signs to celebrate the Old Cheese Factory and Casey’s history.

Starting at the main entry this short walk takes visitors on a journey through time to explore the heritage buildings and gardens.  

Photography

With so many photo opportunities across all seasons, we encourage amateur photographers to practice their skills at the Old Cheese Factory.

Be sure to check out some of our most popular spots to get that perfect photo:

  • Rose garden
  • Timber love seat
  • Elm driveway

Geocaching

Geocaching is a global outdoor activity the whole family can get involved in. Geocaches are hidden treasures that participants hide for others to find using GPS navigation. 

Download the APP start your search for the caches hidden at the Old Cheese Factory.

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VIC ROCKS

VIC ROCKS are painted rocks left in parks, playgrounds, and public spaces for others to find. Created by Moongala Community House in Bentleigh East, VIC ROCKS Facebook Group has almost 40,000 members.

Paint your own rocks and do a ‘rock drop’ at the Old Cheese Factory and or search for rocks that may be hiding in the gardens.

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Berwick District Woodworkers Club

The Berwick District Woodworkers Club commenced with a group of 6 people in June 1986, meeting at various venues before establishing a permanent home at the Old Cheese Factory.

New members are more than welcome, so if you have a passion for woodwork or would like to learn, give us a call or drop in for a visit. All ages are welcome.

  • When: Every second Saturday monthly
  • Time: 8.00 am to 12.30 pm
  • Website
  • Facebook
  • Phone: 9702 1814

Berwick Farmers Market

The Farmers Market at The Old Cheese Factory is held every second Saturday monthly from 8.00 am-12.30 pm. The freshest produce and handmade goods straight from the farm to you! Fresh fruit and veggies, ethically raised meats, honey, baked goods, artisan breads, vegetable seedlings, jams and preserves, dairy, wine, nuts and much more.

  • When: Every second Saturday monthly
  • Time: 8.00 am to 12.30 pm
  • Website
  • Facebook
  • Email: geoff@farmersmarketattheoldcheesefactory.org.au
  • Phone: 0407 968 841

Berwick Boutique Craft and Food Market

A vibrant, fresh market, set on the grounds of a building steeped in history – that’s what you’ll find when you visit our Berwick Boutique Craft and Food Market.

The historic Old Cheese Factory tells the tale of this district and where it’s come from, and our market takes up that tale with stallholders showing off their talents with the unique treasures they make, design, cook or grow by hand with love. 

Take a few hours out of your day to peruse these stalls in a place that feels far removed from the modern day – and yet is just a few minutes away from the Monash Freeway.

  • When: 28/05/22 and 25/06/22
  • Time: 9.00 am to 2.00 pm
  • Website
  • Facebook
  • Email
  • Phone: 5976 3266 or 0412 839 417 (Market Day Mobile)

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