About the Creators at Ashgrove Cheese

Ashgrove cheese family two mature men standing with a real cow and statue brightly painted cow


It all started with a few sheep, a paddock full of vegetables and a herd of dairy cows.

This was Eddington Farm, Ashgrove’s original parcel of land, in 1908.

Back in those days, ‘pasture-raised’ and ‘organic’ were just the norm, and family enterprises like Eddington provided top-notch products for their community.

But as the years marched on, the value of dairy took a tumble. Big players flooded the market with cheap milk and made it tough for local farmers to compete on price.

Brothers, Michael and John Bennett AM were born and raised on Eddington Farm in the 1940s, and together with their wives Maureen and Connie, formed the Ashgrove Farm partnership in 1983.

Their goal was to gain independence from low commodity prices by adding extra value to their milk.

So they took a leap of faith and became on-farm dairy manufacturers establishing the Ashgrove Farm Factory and specialising in premium quality, traditionally-styled cheese at the source.


This pasture-to-plate philosophy differentiates Ashgrove to this day.


  • 1983 – Ashgrove farm partnership formed
  • 1990 – Dairy infrastructure commences
  • 1992 – Construction of Ashgrove factory begins
  • 1993 – First vat of cheese produced
  • 1994 – The farm gate cheese shop opens
  • 2001 – Ashgrove cheese company established
  • 2008 – Bottling of fresh milk and cream starts
  • 2009 – Butter production commences
  • 2011 – Cheese packing and milk line expansion
  • 2017 – Cheese factory upgrade
  • 2018 – Ambient cheese snacks start
  • 2019 – Hobart distribution centre opens
  • 2021 – Ashgrove dairy door and visitor centre opens
  • 2021 – Ashgrove Milk on Tap ™ commences
  • 2024 – Ashgrove Eco-Milk ™ commences

Black Truffle Cheese Crunchettes


40 grams.

Cheese Crunchettes are light, crunchy and savoury snack with a touch of sophistication.
Made from 100% Ashgrove Tasmanian Cheese, Crunchettes are popped in a dehydrator and rolled in Black Truffle seasoning.
Whether you're pouring a drink or watching your macros. Crunchettes are your go-to gourmet snack.
Bite-sized crunchy natural cheese snacks.

They’re deliciously crunchy and healthy.

  • Keto-friendly
  • Vegetarian
  • High in calcium
  • High in protein
  • Low carb
  • Low sugar
  • Gluten-free