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JANE WILDE’S EARLIEST MEMORY is of “sitting on a homemade kitchen stool, watching Mum patting the butter with a wooden butter pat.”

The self-taught cheesemaker, from award-winning WA family dairy Cambray Cheeses, grew up on an apple orchard in Karragullen, just east of Perth. “My dad always kept cows,” she recalls, “and Mum used to make butter. I guess my fascination with what milk can turn into started then.”

Jane met her future husband, a handsome 18-year-old shearer called Bruce Wilde, at a badminton game while she was still at school. Neither of them could have guessed at the time that they would one day become agricultural pioneers,

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