Geoff and Tania ChesworthGeoff & Tania Chesworth

Before Hunter Belle, Geoff and Tania were full time dairy farmers. They ran a farm in Denman, NSW and milked 400 cows, as well as raising their children Jason, Chris and Nikki.

Once the kids were all grown up, they purchased Hunter Belle Cheese, a small boutique cheese factory in the back of a run down café. They have built it up over the past 5 years to what it is today, rapidly growing cheese business, booming café and a wonderful place to bring everything together, cheese, fudge, gelato, giftware, food, wine & gourmet beer.

Annie & Jason Chesworth

Annie and Jason ChesworthJason is Geoff and Tania’s eldest son, and manages the wholesale cheese department. He makes cheese in the factory, when time permits, and has a big passion to continue with Hunter Belle’s Growth. Jason has a passion for cows and cheese to rival any other, and hence means that Annie too loves cheese and cows.

Annie, Jason’s wife, is a Graphic Designer and works as marketing manager for Hunter Belle. She also helps out in the factory by making Gelato and doing cheese tastings.

They both have big passion for gourmet food and this saw them compete on My Kitchen Rules in 2014, will their skills with Cheese dishes take them to the top. Watch their journey on Channel 7.

Tim & Candis Gadischke

Tim and Candice GadischkeTim & Candis moved to the Hunter Valley in 2010 to join the Hunter Belle team. Tim studied at the University of Melbourne and is now a master cheese maker with 11 years of experience.

Candis is our jack of all trades, whether it is in the kitchen, making coffee, cheese making or helping out in the office Candis is always there.

Tim & Candis also run Pure Cheese where they run cheese making courses, Tim has taught many people over the years, so to understand the finer details of making cheese, maybe a cheese making workshop by Pure Cheese might be for you, Email Tim & Candis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Tavia Jordan

Chef Tavia

Since joining the Hunter Belle team in 2012, Tavia has really pushed for excellence on the Café front. After becoming a head chef at just 21, she was a great addition to our team. Her cooking goals of using fresh local produce to construct wonderful seasonal menus fit in extremely well with Hunter Belle’s focus. Tavia is born and bred from Muswellbrook, and as expected, has a deep passion for the beautiful hunter valley and loves spending time exploring the outdoors

Without these people Hunter Belle Cheese and Café could not and would not exist, we thank them for their dedication to their jobs, themselves and the business.