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Cheese Trail Through the Clare Valley

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Published April 18th 2021
Cheese and wine and all things fine
Okay, so officially there is no "cheese trail" through the Clare Valley - but to satisfy the cheese chasers out there, here is a handy list of wineries and venues scattered through the Clare Valley that offer those dairy delights we love!

Clare Valley is located approximately 1.5 hours drive north of Adelaide, beginning officially in the township of Auburn as the gateway to the valley. Starting there, let's follow the trail of these hotspots from Auburn to Clare:

Cheese With That, Auburn
Gourmet hampers of artisan cheeses, dried fruit, nuts, crackers, smoked meats & condiments, at selected cellar doors and pop-up locations in the main street - look for the blue flag. 0418 353 005 | stephen@clarevalleycheeseandwine.com.au
cheese, platter, smallgoods
Cheese With That (Clare Valley Tourism website)

Velvet & Willow, Auburn
Cheese platters, assorted cheesy toasties, and a pantry selection of cheeses & local goods.

Taylors Wines, Auburn
Cheese platters or a Wine & cheese tasting experience with matched cheeses.

O'Leary Walker Wines, Leasingham
Gourmet cheese & grazing platters

Claymore Wines, Leasingham
Cheese & smallgoods platters

Reilly's Wines, Mintaro
Cheese tasting platters with lavosh, almonds, pistachios, apricot-almond paste & fresh fruit, matched with wines.

Mitchell Wines, Penwortham
Cheese & grazing platters

Skillogalee Winery & Vineyard, Sevenhill
Cheese platters at morning/afternoon tea sessions, or blue cheese soufflé on the lunch menu.

Jeanneret Wines & Clare Valley Brewing Co, Sevenhill
Providore fridge packed with cheeses, smallgoods, olives, snacks and condiments to build your own grazing platters.
cheese, platter, winery
Jeanneret Wines

Sevenhill Hotel, Sevenhill
Pub hotel featuring halloumi, goat's chevre, burrata salad, and cheesy garlic bread and parmies. Even cheese & vegemite toasties for Australia Day!

Eldredge Wines, Sevenhill
Providore selection to build your own picnics and platters.
cheese, platter, winery
Instagram: Eldredge Vineyards

Paulett Wines, Sevenhill
Platters of cheeses and smallgoods with bread and condiments, or wine flights matched with tasty morsels that sometimes include cheese (no guarantees!).

Pikes Wines & Beer Co, Sevenhill
Platters of cheeses, meats & antipasto from the Beer Garden or the Restaurant.
Instagram: Pikes Beer Company

Sevenhill Cellars, Sevenhill
Providore & pantry selection of cheeses, smallgoods, olives, snacks and condiments to build your own grazing platter.
Facebook: Sevenhill Cellars

Jaeschke's Hill River Clare Estate (outside Sevenhill)
Selection of local and international flavours to build your own picnic platter.
cheese, platter, winery
Instagram: Jaeschke's Hill River Clare Estate

Mr. Mick Cellar Door and Kitchen, Clare
Menu options featuring fried halloumi, or a mozzarella salad, or arancini with blue cheese aioli.

The Olive Bus, Clare
Vintage bus & outdoor café serving Ploughman's and cheese platters, warm camembert, toasties, bocconcini bruschetta, cheesy pizzas and much more.

Tim Adams Wines, Clare
Cheese platters or a matched wine & cheese tasting experience.
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Facebook: Tim Adams Wines

Seed Clare Valley, Clare
Assorted smallgoods and cheeses, or woodfired pizzas featuring various cheeses from the Rooftop. Also charcuterie & cheeses in the separate Bistro.

Clare Valley Wine, Food and Tourism Centre, Clare
Visitor information centre offering wine sales, snacks, cheese platters, providore store of local produce and more.
Instagram: Clare Valley Wine, Food & Tourism Centre

Bungaree Station Store, Bungaree (12km north of Clare)
Historic store stocking many local products for visitors to build their own platter of cheeses, smallgoods, olives etc.

* * Getting There * *
The most direct route from Adelaide to Clare Valley is to follow Port Wakefield Road or the Northern Connector onto the Northern Expressway, and then turn left onto Horrocks Highway (Main North Road) just after the bypass to Gawler. There are numerous ways to see the valley: self-drive, bicycle or walk along the Riesling Trail, or organise a guided tour/bus with a local tour operator.

Visit the Clare Valley Tourism website for links to all of these locations, or look them up online for the latest information and full menus at some locations.
*All details correct at the time of writing but subject to changes.*
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Why? Enjoy a cheese platter with your wines
When: Any time year-round
Phone: Freecall 1800 242 131
Where: Clare Valley SA
Your Comment
Forget the wine, just bring on the cheese.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|2302) 22 days ago
Oh, I'm in cheese heaven. Definitely on my to-do list. The photos are mouth watering, yum! Cheers Maria.
by Maria-MPG Narratives (score: 2|848) 22 days ago
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