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Gallo DairyLand, Cairns

(3.9/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
The family-owned Gallo DairyLand is a cheese and chocolate lovers' paradise. Tour the fully operational dairy farm. If you're there at 3 p.m., you can watch the cows being milked. There's also a gourmet cheese factory. Try the delightfully nutty macadamia cheese. You can also see handcrafted chocolate being made. Enjoy dishes featuring farm- fresh dairy ingredients and drink the local ginger beer at the restaurant. Put Gallo DairyLand at the forefront of your travel plans using our Cairns vacation generator.
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  • Food all looked delicious! Chocolates and cheeses are expensive however everything is beautifully presented and tasted fresh & delicious . Trivia on the table was a great. Was very busy and service wa...  more »
  • Trip to the tablelands isn't complete without the kids begging to go to Gallo's. They love the cheeses, handmade chocolates and of course the cows! 
  • I don't know if we came on a bad day or bad time but it was a bit of a let down. The only saving grace was the chocolates - some great looking ones with some funky flavours. Other than that nothing sp...  more »
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  • "Delicious cheeses"? Can't believe I read that! We ordered a cheese platter. According to the literature there are awarding winning cheeses on sale at this dairy - there certainly didn't seem to be any on the platter we received. What we got was a heap of dried out, tasteless, rubbery stuff passed off as cheese. Not one of the cheeses on the platter had any merits. We came away feeling like we had eaten a bucket of tasteless fat, though we ended up leaving most of it on the platter. The presentation was abysmal, they seemed to think that cutting the cheese into little triangles and piling it onto a wooden board would create a pleasing effect, it looked so unappetising, and was! I would NOT recommend, very very disappointing.
  • Very happy with the meal and cheese platter and desert i went there with my family and enjoyed every aspect of it ... You can even enjoy the animals there great pricing we bought lots of cheese as well .... Only thing I could pick on would be the dressing on the salad they could put alittle bit more and make the salad really tasty nothing annoyes me with such a nice salad as a side and it has a drop of dressing ...
  • We are new in town and a friend took my daughters and I up for a visit. The area is just beautiful and the smell would be as you would expect from a dairy farm. My eldest girl didn't mind, but my littlest held her nose. It was fairly ripe, but again, it's a farm! The customer service was excellent! Staff was courteous and attentive. They were lovely to my 4 and 5 year old girls. I ordered the burger , the kids had fish and chips, my bestie ordered the chicken parm. It was about a 40 minute wait for our food. The portion sizes were enormous. My burger was well presented, the chips crispy. It was delicious. I had a cannoli as well and it was outstanding . The girls fish and chips looked very crispy and they enjoyed it. My friend liked the chicken parm, but there was very little sauce. She said the potato wedges were too much, as it made her meal too heavy. The kids enjoyed the milkshakes, they had the banana, I had the caramel, my friend had the coffee. We both felt the milkshakes were too sweet for our adult taste. After our meal we bought some jam, chocolates and cheese.. The highlights were the kiwi jam(amazing) and the Gruyere. I loved the taste of the cracked pepper and the volcano cheese, but they both had a processed background texture I didn't enjoy. For chocolate I felt the cappuccino ones were to die for.. Overall it was a nice afternoon out, the kids had fun...we had fun. We will be going back again !!
  • We ordered the large cheese platter to share among the three of us. What you usually want with a cheese platter is a gourmet experience, a small selection of tasty and different cheeses. We received an enormous pile of dry and tasteless rubber. Almost everything about this cheese platter was wrong, from the tiny amount of fruit that came with it, to the terrible presentation – a mountain of cheese triangles – to the fact that the cheese clearly had been cut earlier in the day and had dried out. Yet the most damning thing of all was the quality of the cheese itself. A good cheese should retain some of its character despite all of this mistreatment. We were given a "Tilsit" and a "Gruyère", neither of which tasted anything like the proper versions, a minuscule amount of Camembert and some other forgettable local varieties (no blue cheese). All were bland and tasteless. I hope this place ups its game and future reviewers report happier experiences!
  • These guys have done a great job of turning a dairy farm into a tourist stop. The cheese and chocolate is amazing. They also allow you to go and say hello to the farm animals.