20 years of age, Emily Birkinhead see's her position
as cheesemaker at High Valley as a great opportunity
to gain experience and recognition.
started out as assistant to the Head Cheesemaker
at Charles Sturt University, Wagga while studying
for a Food Science Degree - and has become passionate
a period of time, Emily looks forward to creating
some new cheese varieties under the High Valley
label, incorporating local produce along the way.
is an ancient art
originating in the Middle East around 5000 years
ago. Until fairly recently cheese was the only
way to preserve the precious protein and cream
in milk and was originally made only with sheep
and goats milk. As a preservation process it generally
starts with acidification and dehydration of the