Taste in every mouthful the love, joy and adventure that went into creating it for you.
Sustainable & ethical farming
Family operated on Tasmania's beautiful North West Coast.
Red Cow Dairies is a family operated business that is located on Tasmania’s beautiful North West coast. Our herd is made up of 300 gentle natured Aussie Red Cows which have been in our family for over a decade. Bred for Australian conditions they thrive on our farm which is run with sustainable farming practices. They produce high quality milk which allows us to make our beautiful artisan products..
At the pinnacle of the drought in northern Victoria, we made the life changing decision to pack up our suitcases and our Dairy herd and move to the beautiful, high-rainfall area of North-Western Tasmania where we bought a 155-hectare farm at Oldina.
Three years on, our dream of opening an artisan cheese factory has come true. And with a herd of Aussie Red cows our new venture is of course named Red Cow Dairy.
Our cows graze on lush North West Tasmanian pastures rich in nutrients, producing pure sweet tasting milk. Our Aussie Red girls are milked with care to ensure the highest quality milk is produced. The milk goes through a series of stainless steel pipes to large refrigerated vats and is stored at 4°C. Our milk is then taken to our factory where we make it into delicious cheeses.
The modern day dairy cow is a healthy robust animal , which has good longevity, extremely efficient converters from grass to milk. Aussie Reds are hassle free cows and have high fertility plus high production.
We milk our cows all year round to ensure consistent supply and quality of milk to make our cheese.
The branding of our business is sustainable, ethical and environmental. We aim for it in everything we do.
We are looking at using renewable energy and have recently moved from conventional to biological farming.
We want to have a business that’s balanced with the environment. And a life that’s balanced with a love of what we do. The opportunity to create Red Cow Dairies has given us that. We hope you enjoy our product and that you can taste in every mouthful the love, joy adventure that went into creating it for you.
Our passion for the environment started 10 years ago when we first started to dairy farm. Our philosophy is to work with the land and to observe nature and manage our farm according to the seasonal changes and the natural environment.
At Red Cow Dairies we choose, not only to use non- conventional sprays and fertilizers, but we are actually adding back to the soil biologiy by using biological farming techiniques, which enhance the soils ablility to grow strong, robust and vigourous pasture. We are strong advocates of working within natures needs to provide high quality products to you .
Our farm supports large areas of remnant sassafras vegetation and a wide range of native animals including the Tasmanian Devil, Native quoll, Tiger Quoll, Bandicoots, and Sugar Gliders. We are host to some pretty special rare and localised flora species which we protect and keep our all our stock out of to minimise damage. We are continually extending our native shelter belts on our farm and this year we will complete a 2000 tree native shelterbelt on our property.
At Red Cow Dairy we produce full-cream non-homogenised milk. It’s pasteurised but nothing else. And yes, it does have the cream on top.
In our product range there is Redder Fetta, Moozorella and a washed rind soft cheese called Reddest Red, and a Brie called Well Red Brie. We are always looking forward and experimenting with shapes, products and marinades.