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Traditional Butter Making Experience - 60 Minutes

Birchs Bay, TAS - Show on map
Grandvewe Cheeses and Hartshorn Distillery
Grandvewe Cheeses and Hartshorn Distillery

Traditional Butter Making Experience - 60 Minutes


  • Discover how butter was made before electricity
  • Learn hand milking techniques and taste buttermilk and unsalted butter
  • Make your own butter to take home

Try your hand at making your own butter from cream the old fashioned way, transporting you back in time to when dairy was real and you worked hard for every gram with no electricity. Be guided through the entire process, hear stories of traditional butter makers, learn milking techniques and more!

What's Included?

  • 60-minute butter making class
  • All equipment
  • Tutoring
  • Cream for churning

Immerse yourself in the old-world butter making experience surrounded by world-class views of the spectacular D'Entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island. Located in the picturesque area of Birchs Bay just 40 minutes from Hobart, this fun and unique class will teach you everything you need to know about making butter the traditional way before electricity was invented.

Listen to fascinating stories of olden day butter makers, learn essential hand milking techniques with the resident metal sheep called 'Shirl', and indulge in a tasting of buttermilk and unsalted butter before getting down to business! You'll work hard out on the deck to churn, wash and form your own pat of butter to take home and enjoy with family and friends.

Session Length

  • Please allow one hour for the experience, plus you may wish to stay for a platter or a drink to follow plus a tasting of cheeses and spirits
  • Available for booking from 11am to 3pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday


  • Please note that cow cream is used in this experience
  • Children are encouraged to be included with paying adults however they will be sharing the adults equipment


  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

Minimum of two and a maximum of 12 participants.


The experience is not affected by weather.

Dress Code

Please dress warmly in the winter as this experience takes place in an outside deck.

This experience takes place in Birchs Bay, TAS.

For 1 person
60 minutes
$80 each
$80 each
$80 each

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