Bega - Australian for cheese


Bega Cheese Limited (Bega) was founded in 1899, with humble beginnings in dairy, Bega has a uniquely Australian history.  Australian owned and operated, Bega produces, markets, and distributes high-quality products within Australia and around the world.  

Bega’s exports include milk-based beverages, white milk, yoghurt, juices & drinks, water ice, dairy foods, plant based, nutritionals, spreads and condiments, including Vegemite.

The Bega name stands for quality and integrity and is synonymous with Australian values.  With courage and an entrepreneurial spirit, Bega looks to the future with excitement as it strives towards its ambitions to become the Great Australian Food Company and to becoming increasing relevant and accessible on the international stage.  

The cornerstone of Bega’s success is its diverse, expanding portfolio and market approach, with a global supply chain supporting its growth ambitions. Bega’s business model incorporates the four crucial elements of brand portfolio, distribution network, manufacturing footprint and farmer relationships. 



Bega is a proud Australian company growing its sales and presence both in the immediate Middle East, and the African subcontinent, Americas, Pacific Islands and Asian regions. 

Bega’s partnership with the Australian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai underpins Bega’s strategy to expand its portfolio range in existing markets, whilst also entering new markets. Bega’s iconic brands Bega Cheese and Vegemite are at home at the Australian Pavilion providing visitors with a true taste of Australia. The Bega Cheese and Vegemite toasties, sold at the Melbourne Lane café in the Australian Pavilion forecourt, are an international hit.

Matthew Atkins, General Manager Bega Foods International and Australian Foodservice said, “We are proud to partner with the Australian Pavilion. Expo 2020 Dubai is an exciting opportunity for Bega Cheese to represent Australian manufacturing and allow global consumers to experience our brands and products. The Expo will help build our business networks, develop relationships with participating countries and build awareness of The Great Australian Food Company, Bega”