When it comes to cheese making, Tasmania has an unfair advantage: lush green pastures, clean air, clear water, an enviable temperate climate and dedicated makers so it's not surprising that the island produces a stunning array of world-renowned cheeses and dairy products. Be it hard or soft, blues or bries, cheddars or camemberts, Tasmanian cheesemakers are passionate about their craft and their product and regularly collect national and international awards in recognition of their work. Known for its fertile soils and rolling green hills, the north-west of Tasmania is perhaps the epicentre of Tasmanian cheese making, with the likes of Mount Roland Cheese, Tasmanian Heritage (ex Lactos)  and King Island Dairies. The cheeses can be tasted- and purchased - in Burnie at the Burnie Makers Workshop.