This is the official website of the NZ Specialist Cheesemakers Association.
It's a place for cheese companies and cheese lovers alike. Explore the pages and improve
your knowledge of NZ cheese and NZ Cheesemakers.

2016 NZ Champions of Cheese Awards

Put it in your diary now, the 2016 NZ Champions of Cheese Awards will be held on the 1st of March at The Langham, Auckland.

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The event all cheese lovers salivate over will return on the 2nd of March 2016 at The Langham, Auckland. Click here to learn more about CheeseFest.






Cheese FAQs

FAQ Cheese

Why does the colour of cheese vary? Is cheese safe to eat during pregnancy? Expand your knowledge of all things cheese right here.


Latest Cheese Matters Newsletter

Cheese Matters has all the latest industry news, views and updates as well as profiles of New Zealand's top cheese makers and companies. Click below to read the latest issue.







NZ Cheese Trail Map

The NZ Cheesemakers Association invites you to celebrate the excellence of local cheesemaking. Click below to find out more:





Important note for Cheesemakers

If you're exporting, please take time to read through this MPI guide explaining the transition of export certification of dairy product and material from MP E-cert to AP E-cert.  



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Cheese Lovers NZ
Facebook IconJuly 24, 2015 at 3:51 am

Here's to a weekend full of of great cheese and 'grate' friends! #fridayfunny

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Facebook IconJuly 15, 2015 at 8:00 am

Meet Snuff! A member of the Crescent Dairy Goats family all set to get the ball rolling and welcome her babies any day now! Who loves cute baby goat pics?

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July 10, 2015 at 1:39 am

Cheese Lovers NZ shared Over the Moon Dairy Company's photo.

Here's some delicious weekend dessert inspiration...Goat camembert, oat cakes and warm espresso syrup...YUM #happyfriday #hungrynow

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Over the Moon Dairy Company

OTM-Goat camembert with Bonnie Goods Oat cakes and warm Espresso syrup!!!

A flavor combination I've discovered purely by accident but it does a dance on the taste buds you'll never forget.

(serves 4)
Simply take 4 of shots of Espresso (or strong instant) Coffee and simmer with 2 heaped tablespoons of Raw sugar until dissolved and syrupy.
Pop oatcakes in the microwave for 15-20 seconds.

To plate- Lay oatcakes flat on your plates then spoon half the warm syrup over them, place a wedge of OTM-Goat Camembert on the oat cakes and spoon remainder of your syrup over the cheese to allow it to soften from the heat. Serve and enjoy

I recommend a nice Port or Kahlua to accompany this decadent dessert.

So pop in to the deli to grab your Goat Cam and Bonnie Goods Oat cakes to wow your friends

Cheese Lovers NZ
Facebook IconJuly 3, 2015 at 4:38 am

Did some say fried-cheese-Friday? Now there's a great new end of week tradition...

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Fried Mac n' Cauliflower Cheese


Cheese fiend, that is how I would probably describe myself. What’s not to like?! From soft, creamy camembert to salty goats cheese and full flavoured cheddars; cheese is super versatile and can...

Cheese Lovers NZ
Facebook IconJune 30, 2015 at 2:20 am

Cheese + pies = perfection. Agree? We recently stumbled upon Lake Farm Beef artisan pies and feel in love instantly. AND they're fans of NZ specialty cheese. Italian Beef & Gorgonzola or Mince & Meyer Cheese Aged Gouda anyone?

What's the best cheese / pie combo you've eaten?

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Cheese Lovers NZ
June 23, 2015 at 11:20 pm

Cheese Lovers NZ shared MiNDFOOD's photo.

Spot on MiNDFOOD! Lunchtime, breakfast, dinner time...anytime is cheese time!

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Humpday has us feeling like this. Is it ever too early for cheese? It's always lunchtime somewhere... right?

Cheese Lovers NZ
Facebook IconJune 15, 2015 at 11:30 pm

It's feeling a lot like a warm & gooey cheese toastie day...who is with us and what's the best cheese for toasties? #hungry

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