Tolpuddle Goat Cheese & Farm Foods was established in 2013 by Melissa and Donovan Jacka, who abandoned their inner city lives in pursuit of a better way of living. They now operate a sustainable farm and mico-dairy on 120 acres in the Ovens Valley.
Tolpuddle produces fresh goat milk and a range of specialty goat cheeses using only the milk from their small herd of Saanen dairy goats. The goats are milked just once each day and the fresh milk is pasteurised at 63 degrees and transformed into a range of specialty cheeses. Each cheese is made by hand in small batches using traditional methods. Some of these cheeses are only made seasonally, to bring out the best in the milk.
Tolpuddle also produces goat meat, which is sold over Autumn and Winter at accredited farmers markets in North East Victoria and Melbourne.