"I remember drinking real milk with cream, you don't get that now love!" - Said the elderly gent as we both reached into the fridge at Woolies.
He's right, you don't get milk like that out of the supermarket fridge! But then again I can't actually say that I've tasted 'real milk' until recently. I wasn't raised on a farm, nor am I old enough to have enjoyed fresh milk delivered to the door in clinking glass bottles. I've never drank warm, creamy fresh milk straight from a cow, but I can say Bodalla Dairy milk is thick, creamy and delicious…. And exactly the type of milk I assume the elderly gent was referring to as being 'real milk'.
The milk here is rich, cream rising to top kind of milk. Sydney Royal Show Gold medal kind of milk! 6 litres of milk consumed in two days kind of milk (yes I have teenagers).
The milk is not homogenised, making it easier to digest, with the lowest possible pasteurisation leaving antimicrobials, probiotics, prebiotic sugars, enzymes and healthy fats whilst remaining safe to drink.
If the milk alone isn't enough to entice you here, then wait until you try their homemade ice creams, cheeses, yoghurts and cheesecakes…they're worth driving a few hours for (just ask my kids!).
You won't find milk much fresher. The Friesian herd are milked at7 amm daily, it's bottled by11 amm and in the café by midday ready for coffees, making ice cream, yoghurt and cheese.
You can even watch staff making cheese and ice cream in themicro-dairyy next door to the cafe.
Take part in twice-daily poddy calf feeding at10 amm & 4pm.
Enjoy cheese and ice cream tasting sessions. On Fridays, they open their ice cream making lab to the public so you can taste freshly churned ice cream and talk to the makers.
Cheese tastings can be enjoyed every day of the week, bush tucker flavours are a real standout. Read all about their cheese varieties here
On Sundays from12 pmmto -4pm there's live music to enjoy from the comfort of a deck chair. Purchase a glass of wine and a cheese platter from the cafe, or some milkshakes and toasties for a casual afternoon out with family.
Enjoy live music from the deck chairs
If you want to explore the region a little more, you can stay the night in the Bodalla Dairy accommodation. It's reasonably priced, great for families and only a short drive from the beaches of Narooma. It's located directly opposite the Bodalla pub, which is a great dinner option.
For more information on accommodation, click here
or Bodalla Arms Hotel, click here
So whether you live locally or are passing through on your way to Sydney or Melbourne, you can't go past stopping in at the Bodalla Dairy cafe.