The Hales family, the new successors of Prom Country Cheese from May 2022.
After 20 years and two generations of cheesemaking, it was time to start the process of passing the craft on to the next generation of cheesemakers. Daniel Hales is a young organic dairy farmer with a passion for milk, cows and working with the natural farm ecosystem in a modern, regenerative approach that fosters healthy, long-lived livestock.
With the support of his wife Chelsie, and parents Carolyn and Paul, Daniel enjoys realising the potential of his premium organic milk, and secures the future of their farm down the road at Lance Creek, where the Hales family have been milking cows since 1880 (that's not a typo).
Prom Country Cheese founders, Burke & Bronwyn Brandon, will continue to remain integral to the cheesemaking operations at Moyarra over the coming years while they mentor Daniel and his new team. We have exciting new products in the pipeline, such as a bovine raw milk cheese and are super excited that our farm is now certified organic!