Our group wish to commend you on the presentation of the wine and cheese paring and the lovely lunch you provided for us. It was a very relaxed and enjoyable day. Thank you.


Very good experience at the cheesemaking workshop. lovely passionate staff and delicious cheese. defiantly recommend.


In Coffs Harbour for a week. How can you go there and not go to the BIG BANANA. So pleased that we came across The Cheesemaking Workshop &Deli. Had the best afternoon with a group of friends. The cheese and accompanying extras were an absolute delight. Sensational in fact. The staff were so very patient and friendly. We all had a great time and the plan at this stage is to make a return visit before we leave. Five stars to you all.

Lyn & Bill

Fabulous experience with passionate cheese makers. And had a delicious platter made up of any combination of cheeses with homemade relishes and cold meats. Along with some boutique beers and local wine! Certainly a must visit for anyone holidaying in the area.


Discovering how easy, if some a bit time consuming, it is to make cheese and yoghurt. Had a really good day, would highly recommend the workshop.


The class was easy to follow, well planned and fun. I felt encouraged to try each process along the way. The offer of ongoing support was most appreciated.


What an amazing experience to learn not only how to make cheese, and save money at the same time. To grow and use your own produce with this new skill is amazing . Lyndal, you are so inspirational


What a wonderful experience… we never realised that cheese was so easy to make. Just by chance, our first day on holiday in Coffs Harbour, we saw a flyer for a cheese making course. What an awesome day. We made camembert, Greek fetta, mascapone, ricotta, quark and Greek Yoghurt. We were worked hard all day but with breaks for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. The breaks were full of delicious cheesy dishes and the lunch was a banquet. We have come away with great enthusiasm, some cheese making equipment and an amazingly comprehensive book by the terrific teacher Lyndall Dykes. Can’t wait to make some now we are home in Katherine.


Thanks very much Lyndall,

I had bought the kefir for a friend who had mentioned it, I suggested she needed to look up a recipe, but she thought she’d wing it!  Not so successful… Her results with your recipe have been perfect and even converted her husband from his favourite commercial version🤣😂
She loves it.


The soft cheese one day workshop is excellent. In a friendly environment you learn how to make camembert, Feta, Quark, Mascapone, yogurt and others. I’m now confident I can make cheese at home. Thanks Lyndall for a top day.😊


Had the best experience today. I’ll be making my own Camembert as soon as I get home.
Instruction lovely and very knowledgeable. Totally recommend attending


Great workshop for lovers of soft cheese. Thank you Lyndall & Mel for providing a wonderful experience including sharing a meal with the participants.



Fabulous cheese, workshops and chocolates. Don’t miss a visit when you come to Coffs.



The cheese workshop and bakery workshop were amazing. The schedule for the day was well set out, food was amazing and you will finish the classes with enough knowledge and confidence that you can do this at home, on your own (but if for some reason you need help Lyndall or Mel are only a phone call/email away via the cheese helpline😊).
Will definitely be back for more classes. Thank you 😊



I did a cheese class today and it was fantastic!! Such a wonderful relaxing class and Lyndall is very friendly, approachable and really knows her cheese! Ignore the one star rating below, head over and see all the fantastic reviews on trip advisor…better yet head in and check it out for yourself! I learnt SO much today, skills and receipes i will keep with me forever. TOTALLY recommend to others that love cheese, do youself a favour and book in for the whole day workshop! Thank you Lyndall and Mel for a fantastic day




Completed the cheese making workshop today and totally had a ball. Lyndall was an amazing and approachable teacher. Not only is cheese so easy to make it is so much fun. The lunch that was provided inspired creativity and was delicious. Was a great day!



We had a great day today with Lyndall! Left with an abundance of knowledge & a new found hobbie, a pinch of professionalism, a dash of fun, a drop of oooh’s & a smidge of wow’s absolutely worth every moment, thanks ladies!


Hi Lyndall
Thank you so much for the cheesemaking class we did last week. Simon and I enjoyed it very much. I have attached a photo of ricotta fritters and baked ricotta I made for a dinner party on Saturday night. They were a real hit.  I gave away the whey liquid as well and that was also a hit. I have cooked my rice and my potatoes in it.
My next thing is haloumi !
Thanks again

Darrell and Gail

We just wanted to thank you for such a great day on Wednesday. We enjoyed it so much & both found it so interesting & enlightening. To learn how it is all done was fascinating enough but to then see how relatively simply it can be done was  equally amazing. Could we also compliment you on the nice friendly & relaxed style that you presented the workshop, I am sure this contributed to our enjoyment of the day.
Thank you also to the staff for looking after us & preparing (and participating in) our lovely morning tea & lunch.
Unfortunately we don’t do facebook so we can’t give you a shout out there but we can do (& have been doing) word of mouth.
Thanks again to everyone for a fantastic day
 “Always stay out of the way of the whey of a  Cheese Maker”


5 big stars for the Cheesemaking Workshop and Deli!
I did the soft cheesemaking workshop, and everyone was so helpful, patient and friendly all the way from purchasing the gift vouchers to answering questions and understanding ‘next steps’ and equipment after the workshop.
During the workshop itself, we were involved and engaged the whole time. The whole day ran seamlessly and smoothly – and there was plenty of taste testing along the way! The kitchen and dining area were beautifully decorated, and created such a pleasant, fresh, and relaxing atmosphere in which to spend the day.
Making your own cheese is such a worthwhile life skill, and I can’t wait to return for the Advanced Hard Cheesemaking workshop.


Fantastic workshop. We did the soft cheese workshop yesterday and it has completely dispelled all the fear and mystery of making cheese at home. Cannot wait to do the hard cheese workshop



I had a fantastic day making Cheese with these guys. It was Fun, Yummy and really Easy. I’ve already made ricotta at home. Thanks for a wonderful day lovely ladies. I’ll be back for more



Cheesemaking is whey easier than I expected! A fun and interactive workshop that includes a fabulous lunch paired with a glass of local wine, cheese tastings and even a goodie bag and recipe booklet! Good humoured, but far from cheesy, Lyndall, Mel and the team have a fantastic store that stocks not only a vast array of cheeses and deli treats, but the wherewithal to make your own cheese and yoghurt. I did the soft cheesemaking course and can’t wait to go back for the advanced workshop.



My mum & I have just finished the Ricotta cheese making workshop. It was fantastic and we will be going back for more!


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