Coon Cheese

COON Cheese is made in Australia. The brand name recognises the work of an American, Edward William Coon, who patented a unique ripening process that was used to manufacture the original COON cheese.

The manufacturing of COON Cheese in Australia commenced in November 1935 and continued through to December 1942, when production ceased because of the war. It recommenced in June 1948 at Allansford in the Western District of Victoria, and at Quinalow on the Darling Downs in Queensland. At that time, it was made in traditional red waxed cloth wrapped 7 lb ‘Rounds’. ‘Red Coon’, as it was known, became popular for its mature flavour and texture.

In the early 50’s a system of rectangular, plastic wrapped COON was introduced, and later in 1965 it was cut and wrapped in 8 oz (250g) packs.

The production of COON now takes place along the Great Ocean Road, Allansford. In May 2015 Warrnambool Cheese and Butter proudly purchased the COON brand and look forward to bringing this great product to the fridges of Australia for many years to come.

The COON product range includes Tasty, Light n’ Tasty, Extra Tasty and Swiss and are available in blocks, slices and shredded.

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