Warrnambool Cheese & Butter (WCB) produces a range of dairy products for domestic and export markets.
Our local brands include the Sungold Milk range of packaged fresh milk, and the Warrnambool Cheddars cheese varieties, available throughout Australia.
We supply the WCB owned-brand of Great Ocean Road Milk and Cheese exclusively to Coles supermarkets.
We also produce cheese, butter and butter blends, cream and dairy ingredients for our Australian and international customers.
Exports comprise approximately 50% of sales volume, largely to Asian markets and the Middle East, plus sales to the US, Europe and South America.
WCB has a 50:50 joint venture with international dairy giant Royal FrieslandCampina, named Great Ocean Ingredients, which involves the Australian production of vivinal GOS, a prebiotic ingredient.
Manufacturing operations occur at our factory site in Allansford, near Warrnambool, in south-west Victoria. The site, which covers approximately 17 hectares, comprises separate manufacturing facilities for cheese, milk powders, whey protein concentrate, butter, cream and packaged milk. WCB also operates a specialty cheese plant in Mil Lel, just north of Mt Gambier, in South Australia.
Milk is collected from farms daily with a modern fleet of refrigerated milk tankers. The milk received from suppliers and other sources is processed at the Allansford site.
Milk and product quality is carefully monitored by a qualified Quality team. Our on-site laboratory is NATA accredited. Our facilities use modern technology and comply with AQIS (Australian Quarantine Inspection Service) export requirements. Quality and food safety programs include ISO 22000:2005, Codex Alimentarius and WQA accreditation.
Our innovation, marketing and production teams work together to develop tailored products that meet our customers' specific requirements, resulting in high value functional ingredients.
Our product sales are supported by marketing staff located at offices in Allansford and Melbourne in Australia, and WCB Japan in Tokyo.