Nick Haddow

Foremost Australian cheese maker and founder, Bruny Island Cheese Co.


Nick’s obsession with great cheese started when he was given a bucket of fresh goat’s milk whilst working as a chef in South Australia’s Eden Valley. Since then, cheese has taken him around the world before it eventually landed him on the stunningly beautiful Bruny Island in southern Tasmania. Nick is highly regarded business innovator and entrepreneur. His business, Bruny Island Cheese Co, which he founded in 2003, has received many accolades including being awarded the Telstra Australian Business of the Year in 2013.

Current work

Nick is a champion of artisan cheese in Australia and is a mad-keen advocate for Raw Milk Cheese (which he is happy to rant on about any chance he gets). His love of traditional food has taken him all around the world.

Now a passionate Tasmanian, Nick spends much of his time promoting the state and supporting, showcasing and mentoring many other artisan producers. His passion for small island living resulted in him being awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2014 to study the small island economies around the world.

Nick also has a successful media career that includes his role as co-star of all four series of Gourmet Farmer, which is screened in Australia and around the world. He has co-authored The Deli Book (published by Murdoch, 2012) and the Gourmet farmer Goes Fishing (published by Murdoch, 2015) with his mates Matthew Evans and Ross O’Meara and has recently written down all he knows about cheese in his new book, Milk.Made which was published internationally in August 2016 to rave reviews.


Talking Points
Reiventing the Wheel
Nothing changes, if nothing changes
Why dairy cows are the next battery
A history of the world through fermented foods
Guided Tastings, Workshops and Masterclasses