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About Us

Australian Dairy Ingredients is one of Australia’s leaders in the distribution of dairy ingredients and cheese education. We are a family business with our founder Barry Lillywhite having 30 years of cheese making experience. Located just outside the thriving inland city of Wagga Wagga in NSW we are half way between Sydney and Melbourne while still supporting regional Australia. Our mission is to provide Australia’s boutique dairy and foodie communities with quality products and services. Our main functions include:

Chr. Hansen Distributionan

What happens when science and culture collide?

Here at Australian Dairy Ingredients we endeavour to always be at the top of our field not only in the science of cultures and cheesemaking but also in the subtleties and art that set a product apart from the rest. Let us help you to get the most from your product and create something unique and special that your customers will love!

Chr. Hansen has been a leading supplier of food cultures, probiotics, enzymes and natural colours since the 1870s. Australian Dairy Ingredients is dedicated to serving the boutique dairy industry as the distributor of the Chr. Hansen range of cultures, rennets, test kits, waxes and enzymes. Please see our product list for a comprehensive summary of our offerings.

Home Cheese Making Workshops

For the last 13 years Barry Lillywhite has been running an average of 6 cheese making workshops per year. As an expert cheese maker with a passion for the science and art of food, Barry is the perfect guide to learning to make artisan cheese in your own kitchen.

We run one and two day courses in which you will learn to make a variety of cheeses in your own home. Courses run in multiple locations including Braidwood, Wagga Wagga, Coolamon and other locations on request with a suitable number of participants.

For more information contact our helpful team so we can help tailor the perfect course to meet your needs.

School Curriculum-based Cheese Making Workshops

Our team has two main passions; cheese and education. We have combined these passions to develop a cheese making workshop based on the school curriculum. These workshops can be run both in and out of school and cater for kids of any age within the school system. Students will gain a greater appreciation and understanding of science, food production and where their food comes from.

During the day students will be divided into groups and guided through the process of making a batch of cheese. They will learn the theory behind cheese making and the importance of hygiene to food production. We will then take their cheese and mature them for a month or two before returning to conduct a tasting.Here students can sample their own cheeses to gain an understanding of how important process and hygiene is to creating a quality end product.

This authentic learning opportunity allows students to gain a deeper understanding of how their schooling translates into real life. For more information, or to book a cheese making workshop for your students, please contact our friendly and helpful team.

Team Building Workshops for Businesses

Australian Dairy Ingredients offers a unique team building experience that will see your staff having fun and working as a team. We offer a range of different team building experiences including cheese making workshops, cheese tasting and appreciate and cheese and wine matching.

What better way to cultivate coordination and cooperation in your corporation than by coming together to create and conquer the craft of cheesemaking?This fun and flexible experience can be adjusted to meet your company’s specific team building needs, and at the end of it all you will have plenty of cheese to fill the staff fridge.

Contact our team for more information on how to organise a team building experience like no other for your company.


Barry Lillywhite is a reputable cheese maker with the longest serving history in cheese making in Australia. Barry’s formal training includes a certificate in biological laboratory techniques, a degree in science majoring in microbiology and numerous dairy certificates. Barry has been a judge of the Australian Dairy Championships and NSW Dairy Association Awards.

With over 30 years of experience in the dairy industry Barry is the ideal man to help guide your business on the path to becoming a successful producer of quality products.

Our goal is to create a community of the boutique dairy producers to be able to share ideas so that together we can grow and thrive. 

Meet the Team

Our friendly and experienced team is made up of:

Barry Lillywhite: Director