Pair diggers beach cottage accommodation with cheese making workshop

Cheese.  The word alone has me dreaming up luxurious flavours of gourmet cheeses, paired with that favourite glass of wine.  Creamy camembert, salty feta, and who can resist a distinct blue cheese. Lucky for me (and our fellow fromage loving guests)  just down the road from Diggers Beach Cottage, on the beautiful Coffs coast, is our chance to live out that tasty dream.

I haven’t always wanted to be a milk maid churning out soft cheese and butter but after one day at the soft cheese workshop in Coffs Harbour I can see the attraction.

Upon arrival at the Big Banana ( Home of the Cheese Making Workshop and Deli), the mother/daughter team of Lyndall and Mel started sharing their knowledge and cheese making passion. After a few cheese inspired jokes we donned our aprons and got our hands in the brine. We knew immediately our money wouldn’t be wasted.

Throughout the workshop we mastered camembert, Greek feta, Persian feta, Quark, Mascarpone, Ricotta and Greek Yoghurt.  All while taste testing, wine drinking and lunch along the way.

The course offers a great chance to not only learn new skills but to meet other passionate food lovers. I’m heading back tomorrow to learn the art of Blue Cheese making and also have my eye set on the Pasta & Gnocchi Workshop later in December.

If you are traveling over to Coffs Harbour to attend one of the workshops ( as many people do), and are looking for a boutique accommodation to pair with your indulgent workshop, then get in on our exclusive promotion.

Guests who book directly through our website using promo code ‘cheesemaking’ will receive 10% off their booking.  Book now, as the offer is only available until July 30th 2019.

  • We enjoyed our stay in Diggers beach cottage! Very neat, stylish, nicely renovated home which has everything you need! Linen and towels were so nice and fresh! There has been a lot of thought put into this house to ensure that guests are very comfortable! There are so many board games and books that we were able to have nice family evenings free of iPhones and iPads! Thank you very much for our holiday!

    Erwin and Olga
  • For a first time booking privately I wasn’t sure what to expect. Communication and booking was simple and easy. The electronic door code was great as we had no keys to lose or worry about. The little extra personal touches made it even better. The house is amazing, very clean, with everything you need at your fingertips. Great location as the beach is a 2 minute walk. Thank-you, we will be back!

    Melisa – Armidale
  • “Easy access, great communication with hosts prior to arrival, clean and comfortable, well equipped, great location” Deni.

  • Thank you for opening the doors to your beautiful home for us. We thoroughly enjoyed it and loved every bit of it. You have made this home with a lot of love and care and it clearly shows. So much thought and effort has been put in every corner of the house that it gives you the fuzzy feeling inside. We can’t wait to be back. (Sanam, Kanishk & Family, SYDNEY)

  • We enjoyed our stay @ Digger’s Beach Cottage and we will definitely be back! From the time we walked in we felt right @ home. The whole cottage is modern from the kitchen to the bathrooms. The linen that was provided was clean and crisp and we received a beautiful welcome basket which was a nice touch. Beautiful cottage and highly recommended!!!

    Gretta
  • “The house was very clean, modern, luxuriously appointed, beautifully decorated, excellent appliances, comfy beds, and lovely gardens. Close to the beach, a Fun Park, and a shopping centre.” Leigh

  • Exceeded expectations, this was an amazing property, a real home away from home. The attention to detail was outstanding.

    Wendy
  • Diggers Beach is absolutely delightful! Thank you so much for all the little personal touches. Beds were wonderful as were the showers! We come down about 3 times a year to bring our son to a scout camp so will book your cottage every time!

    Michael & Simone
  • We had the most incredible stay. The house is so beautiful, it looks like something off Pinterest. The hosts have thought of everything down to books, dvd’s, games, washing powder and sauces. The house is so well equipped. The welcome package and handwritten note was a beautiful touch. When I return to Coffs there is nowhere else I would stay. Recommend it for friend groups or families. It has it all.

    Sinead – Ireland
  • This place really is a home away from home. I stayed with a friend and we immediately feel in love with the cottage. It was modern and clean with a warm homely feel. Lisa and Jason have created such a beautiful ambiance from the personal welcome note to the modern decor. Staying at the cottage was such a pleasure that I cannot wait to return. I highly recommend staying at this amazing cottage.

    Trish
  • An extremely stylish renovation of a character cottage, spacious and very well equipped. Diggers Beach is lovely and only a very short walk away. Would highly recommend for the discerning traveller.

    Louise – Auckland
  • “Loved this place from the moment we walked in. Property was perfect in every way and had a lovely cosy feel to it. Excellent furnishings and fittings, warm and cosy and spotlessly clean, close to beaches and coastal walk and all the attractions. Would definitely recommend to family and friends. Hosts were very friendly & helpful. Toys and kids games were an added bonus for families with young kids like mine.” Ruvina

  • Straight from the pages of a designer homes magazine with every facility included. The short walk to the most beautiful beach more than makes up for not having a pool. Lovely hosts. Could not have asked for anything more.

    Anita – Great Britain
  • Thank you very much!

    The cottage is wonderfully set up – as an architect and a designer + hospitality host, we are impressed!

    Peter & Gillian – darlingstreetapartments.com.au
  • Big, cosy house, perfectly clean and friendly for those who want to cook something at home or do some laundry. There was more than enough pillows and blankets to keep us warm. Thank you for the beautiful stay. It was a pleasant surprise to find some games and toys as my daughter finally had something to play with after our 2 week trip!

    Candice – Singapore
  • What a home! We loved our stay at Coffs! Everything about the home was perfect and we loved everything about it….stylish, clean, homely, great comfy beds, lovely small touches with everything we needed from bathroom amenities and soaps to extras in the kitchen. Couldn’t have asked for anything more and we definitely felt refreshed and rejuvenated for the next part of our journey!

    Linda
  • We had a wonderful time. What a beautiful cottage! We will never forget this trip. Thank you very much and we appreciate your kindness.

    Yoshinori Tanaka
  • Check in was super easy, excellent communication from the owners as I was travelling with an elderly relative. Nearby Diggers Beach was beautiful and the house was perfect. Every little detail had been considered right down to complimentary snacks on arrival. Quiet and peaceful surroundings but close to the town for restaurants and shopping. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone visiting the area.

    Lisa – Lyneham
  • Well appointed cottage with tasteful decor and quality inclusions. Travelling on business with a young family, we couldn’t have asked for much more. The hosts have catered for young children with age appropriate games, books and DVD’s, and even cutlery! Plus the BBQ was cleaner than new!!

    Greg
  • “The property was immaculate and felt like home. The lovely guests provided everything possible to make the stay comfortable and entertaining.” Mimi & Co.

  • A fabulous cottage, just gorgeous!

    Many Thanks

    Louise, Barrie, Bruce and Rae – New Zealand
  • Hi Jason & Lisa

    Thanks for having us! We are travelling North to Cedar Pocket to get married, and this was a perfect stop over. It is such a beautiful and relaxing home. We look forward to staying at your holiday rental again.

    Christopher & Lauren
  • We have loved every second of our stay here in your beautiful cottage. We could not find one thing that we didn’t love. We will definitely be back again soon. An absolute 10/10 for our stay.

    Matt & Jess
  • The Diggers Beach Cottage would have to be one of the best places that we have ever stayed at. Not only is this place clean and comfortable it goes above and beyond with particular attention to detail. It really sits within luxury accommodation but comes at an affordable price. It was just the little things that we were able to use at the cottage that made a massive difference. A lot of thought has been put into the cottage which makes it stand a head above any accommodation that we have stayed at. Well done Lisa and Jason and thank you very much for providing a superior product, it really made our stay in Coffs Harbour a 10/10 experience.

    The Fraser Family
  • Thank you so much for such lovely accommodation. We loved everything and had a super time. Your cottage is beautiful with such thoughtful detailing. We shall certainly be back.

    Syd, Judy, Linda and Neil
  • Very beautiful house and lovely owner. Thank you so much for everything, we loved walking to the beach and spending time there. We love the place so much.

    Yuanyuan – Sunnybank
  • We can’t fault this place. It’s like a home away from home! We especially enjoyed the full kitchen that was equipped with everything we needed. Another highlight was the luxurious bathrooms with big rain showers! We wish we could have stayed longer!

    Nathan – NSW
  • Dear Jason & Lisa,

    Such a wonderful place with everything that one requires for a memorable holiday with family. Your house is a home and we wished we could have stayed longer. The amount of detail and effort is remarkable. Thank you!

    Sharon and Family
  • As a family we loved it! Location was perfect for the wedding we attended down the road. Close to the beach, shopping centre, Big Banana etc. The cottage was spacious, clean, had everything we needed and more! Beautifully decorated and modern with a lovely homey feel…better than living at home. The outdoor area and garden is beautiful. We absolutely loved our stay but wished it was longer.

    Selina
  • Hi Jason & Lisa,

    The stay here has been amazing – your home is beautiful, thank you so much for all the little extras. It made the stay very welcoming. I will recommend this place to my friends.

    Thank you!

    Terrie, Ken, Vicki & Neil – Dundaloo Support Services
  • Thank you so very much for your beautiful home. We loved staying here, it’s a gorgeous place. We would love to come back and stay longer with our husbands and really enjoy the great location. Thanks again.

    Caryn ( Sydney)