Don Cummings is our Cheese Club expert in all things fine cheese. With a background in fine-dining, his career working in the Australian specialist cheese industry now spans more than 20 years, curating world-class cheese selections within Sydney’s top high-end restaurants including Aria, Hilton, Tetsuya’s, Quay and Sepia.
Don is also a long-time ambassador for the artisan cheese industry and has helped build brands such as Woodside Cheese Wrights, Meredith Dairy, Yarra Valley Dairy, Alto Olives, Petuna Salmon & Ocean Trout and many more.
He forged his incredible knowledge base during extensive travels across Europe and America, connecting with the world’s leading experts in cheese production, export and appreciation. A Coffs Coast local, he now consults with leading restaurants and food outlets from Newcastle to Byron Bay, connecting chefs with local and international artisans.
We are lucky enough to have Don assisting with our monthly cheese selection for the Coffs Coast Cheese Club, where he keeps us on the pulse of what’s new, what’s pushing the boundaries here and across the world, and what’s prime eating on any given week.
A true gentleman and generous with his knowledge no matter how many jobs he is juggling, Don always has a fascinating answer or story to tell about literally any given cheese.
Don generously donates his free time each month to our Cheese Club and if you’re lucky enough to cross paths you’re guaranteed to walk away with food for thought as well as a new experience for your tastebuds.