Regional Voices

The growth of regional business

August 30, 2017

Yarra Valley Dairy CEO, Caroline Evans, talks to us this week about new jobs that open up as regional businesses grow and the challenges of casual workforces in regional areas.

The dairy produces fresh gourmet cheeses using milk produced by cows grazing the Yarra flats. The cheesemaking operation started in the owner’s kitchen but today the business has about 20 employees and sells across Australia as well as moving into global markets.

It’s a great example of how small operators in regional Victoria have built their market position based on local quality.

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