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Pioneers of water buffalo milking

in Australia since 1996

Welcome to Shaw River Buffalo Cheese. Home of Australia’s only pure bred milking buffalo herd.
We craft the milk from our own herd of Riverine buffalo into delicious cheeses and yoghurt.


Paddock to Plate – or should that be Udder to Plate? Our “Udderly” beautiful buffalo milk products are all produced using 100% buffalo milk from our own herd of buffalos.


Our Shaw River Buffalo cheeses are lovingly made, packaged and sent out fresh to food service and gourmet food suppliers.

Our Story

The beginnings of the Australian Buffalo Milking and Cheese industry started in Camperdown Victoria when the Haldanes imported buffalo from Italy and Bulgaria in the mid 1990’s. Roger and Sue started their buffalo cheese making under the Purrumbete label.

Why Buffalo Milk?

This is a question we often get asked and there is never a simple answer. The history of the buffalo and cheese making business is linked to all the other pioneering and farming actives the family have been involved with.