Cheese World Allansford

Located on the outskirts of Warrnambool in Allansford is Cheese World.  If you are having trouble figuring out what this place slap bang in the middle of the South West dairy region is all about the let me inform you – it’s CHEESE!

I realise not everyone is excited by cheese – although I am – but there is a lot more on offer than just a world of cheese.  Let’s start with the obvious. There is a lot of locally made cheese on offer with one of my favorites being the wasabi cheese.  There are regular tastings but you may want to check beforehand on times so you don’t miss out. There is also a very good selection of wines so you can head back home with your evening essentials.  

Cheese World has a large cafe which specialises in cheese platters and Ploughman’s lunches.  It is open for breakfast, lunch and snacks. As you are in dairy country you absolutely must try a milkshake using local product.

If you are not into dairy there is plenty on offer including the Cheese World Museum.  The museum shows off the equipment and household items used in the early 1900s. Great for both adults and children.  Its free so no strain on the family budget there. It is also a way of showing how the Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Factory (owners of Cheese World) have been involved in the local area since 1888.  Only 10 minutes out of Warrnambool so it is well worth the effort.



Phone: (03) 5565 3127

Address: 5330 Great Ocean Rd, Allansford VIC 3277

Monday:  9 am to 5 pm
Tuesday:   9 am to 5 pm
Wednesday:   9 am to 5 pm
Thursday:   9 am to 5 pm
Friday:   9 am to 5 pm
Saturday:   10 am to 4 pm
Sunday:   10 am to 4 pm


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Why I hate the Warrnambool CBD parking meters.

Often people state that hate is a bit strong a word to use but my dislike of these new meters is definitely well beyond just a disliking. I find them so bad that I visit the CBD far less and prefer to shop at the centres. I have asked around and no-one I have spoken to has heard of needing to put your car registration into a parking meter before.
I am quite literate with electronics but this meter through me so much the first time I actually got back in my car and drove off. The second time I was attempting it two elderly ladies stopped to ask if I had figured it out. I stated “not yet” to which they replied “we parked several blocks away because we couldn’t use it” and that “they would look at shopping somewhere else”.
I don’t know what the idea was behind these meters but sitting out the front of a business where I was waiting for someone I witnessed a parade of frustrated people attempting to use the meters. Most had to walk back to their car to get the rego. How does this benefit the Council? Do they save a few free minutes of parking because now when you pull up you can’t use any left over minutes?
With the millions of dollars spent rejuvenating the CBD I would have thought the Council would be doing everything to get people back. This is not the way. If you are visiting – write your rego number down and allow enough time to fathom the parking meters. Best of luck.


Quorum Restaurant, Warrnambool

Formerly Club Warrnambool the Quorum Restaurant originally started back in 1873 and aren’t we so glad that they did. One of the modern improvements to the original Club was the introduction of meals and this is one of the best places for lunch in Warrnambool. If you are here on the right weekend try one of their High Teas that occur monthly.

Elegant would be the best description for Quorum Restaurant with original styling and decor you immediately settle into the quiet and relaxed ambience. If you can wrangle the high back chairs in front of the fireplace, grab a newspaper, order coffee and just escape from the world. Although dinner meals are in the upper price range (although not excessive for the menu), lunch is very good at a surprisingly reasonable price.

From the outside with its Heritage listed building to the inside with high ceilings,this is one of the best places to escape the hustle of the outside world. Grab a high back chair, sit near the fire and let your worries just melt away.

I can understand the name change as on my last visit with guests from Melbourne I noticed the husband was not settling into the comfy chair and relaxing as the rest of us were. On questioning him I found he was concerned that we had sat down and ordered after I stated that we were not members. The word Club can conjure the wrong meaning for potential patrons.



Phone: (03) 5562 2020

Address:  86 Kepler St, Warrnambool, Victoria  3280

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday: 9:30 am to 1 am
Wednesday: 9:30 am to 1 am
Thursday: 9:30 am to 1 am
Friday: 9:30 am to 1 am
Saturday:  9:30 am to 1 am
Sunday:  10 am to 4 pm


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