Ian Fowler is a 13th generation cheese maker, with his younger brother also still making cheese in England. The Fowlers are England's oldest cheese making family, going back nearly 400 years, with Ian carrying on the tradition on the beautiful East Coast of Tasmania! Ian was brought up on the family farm, England's oldest purpose built cheese factory still being used today, learning his skills from his Father and Grandfather. The knowledge and techniques for handcrafting farmhouse cheeses have been passed down from generation to generation.
Using the wealth of knowledge and expertise from growing up amongst award winning cheesemakers and using high quality milk, Ian is producing a unique cheese of outstanding quality which now has a strong following throughout Tasmania.
In 2009, Ian, his wife Tracey and their children moved to St Helens on the East Coast of Tasmania and have established themselves as the Bay of Fires Cheesemakers.