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Whitestone Cheese are excited to offer a new product - guided tours!

Tours will give guests a behind the scenes look at our cheese making process, all the way from; make to taste.  You will get to experience a cheese tasting, informative talk and guided tour of our factory through ou­­­­r viewing galleries, plus walk away with a goody bag sample.

For the more indulgent foodie, we have the opportunity to upgrade tours - to include a cheese and wine/beer matching.

So if you're wondering what to do while you're in Oamaru, look no further.

"Did the factory tour which included cheese tasting and cheese goody bag - factory tour was good and cheese tasted good- friendly tour staff - the southland cheese rolls at the store are nice as well" - TripAdvisor review 5 stars.

Tour Details

Times: Monday - Friday at 10am, duration 45 mins - 1 hour.

Adult: $30 each

Children under 16: Free if accompanied by an adult (max of 2 children per adult).  Please indicate ages of children in the 'special instructions' field at checkout.

Bus tours & large groups: (over 8 people) by prior arrangement only.

School groups (students under 16 yrs): $50 per group of 25 students, by prior arrangement only.

Tour with Cheese Tasting and Wine Matching: $45 per person. This tour includes wine pairing. We will offer 3 tasting glasses of boutique wine to match your cheese samples. Please allow 1.5 hours. Must be over 18 years of age.

This tour is scheduled for 11.45am but if you would like to set up a different time (anytime between 11:45 – 1:30pm) then please email or call 0800 892 433. 

  • Bookings are highly recommended, if we have no bookings on any given day, we cannot guarantee a tour will be available to those who turn up with-out a booking. If you haven't booked online you will be required to pay at the Whitestone Store before the tour commences.
  • No photography during tour please.
  • No high heels or stiletto shoes to be worn.
  • Please be aware that there is walking and stairs involved, there is also no wheelchair access on the guided tour.

Please email or free phone 0800 892 433 for further information and/or private bookings.