Food Manufacturing Growing…For Foreign Gain.

It has been called the biggest cheese factory in the Southern Hemisphere after being built at a cost of $150M…but Australians won’t be sampling its produce. The Heritage specialty cheese manufacturing site in Burnie, Tasmania, is owned by Lion which in turn is owned by Japanese company Kirin. It will produce approx. 110,000,000 litres of milk each year coming from 62 dairy farmers. This will be converted into about 11,000 tonnes of soft, cheddar and fetta cheese under various brands. All of the cheese is bound for Asia.