Cheese – Connecting the Community Narrabri

After an impassioned phone call from a Balatta local imploring Lyndall Dykes and her cheese making team to return to the drought stricken region, it has been decided that The Cheese Making Workshop will undertake one final soft cheese making workshop in Narrabri through the Community College.

Founder of The Cheese making Workshop Lyndall Dykes said Jo Dufty called me saying the community really needed a morale booster after being brought down pretty hard by the drought. The opportunity to come together, connect and feel empowered by learning new skills is something we’re really passionate about so of course we said we would come!”

Lyndall and her team have just opened a new location at the iconic Big Banana in Coffs Harbour, a new commitment which means, this may well be the last opportunity for the team to visit the region and share their skills, “we love visiting Narrabri and we cherish the friendships we make here. Our new premises is a big step for us and we need to be there to give it the time and energy it deserves. We will miss the region but we hope those who have participated in our workshops will come and visit us in our new home! We look forward to showing you all around.”

Food sustainability and the movement towards making food from scratch is a big driver in people attending the cheese making workshops. “Attendees learn how to make a number of cheese with a minimum of fuss. It’s easy and fun. Making your own cheese, turns a sometimes luxury item something much more affordable. You know exactly what is going into your food and the sense of achievement felt when seeing the finished products created with your own hands is incredibly empowering.”  Lyndal says.

Places at the Soft Cheese Making course, running the 30th and 31st of July can be booked online via the Narrabri Community College or by calling the college. You can also visit for more information or to book.