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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Countdown CheeseFest

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 Countdown CheeseFest.

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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.


Cheese Matters Newsletter - October 2015

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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November 26, 2015 at 9:22 pm

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No whey! Superstar Rihanna loves Kiwi cheese!

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Guys, don't freak out, but RIHANNA THINKS KIWI CHEESE IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD!!! (:rihanna on snapchat)

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A huge congratulations to Clevedon Valley Buffalo & Meyer Cheese who have both been selected as two of the 75 Best Cheeses of the Year by Culture magazine: the word on cheese. We're very proud to have some of our incredible Kiwi cheeses on the world stage!

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October 28, 2015 at 6:35 pm

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Still looking for ways to celebrate #NZCheeseMonth with something delicious for dinner? Check out this mouth-watering gluten-free Mac n Cheese with soft fried onions and a pistachio nut topping made by Kelly Gibney from @bonniedeliciousblog. A perfect option for a weeknight & a fresh new version of a Kiwi classic. Check out her blog for the recipe here http://bonniedelicious.com/

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{GF Mac n Cheese w/ soft fried onions & pistachio crumb topping}
Macaroni and cheese was my absolute favourite meal when I was a kid. It was one of the first things I learnt how to make by myself too (remember mum and sis?).

These days I like to treat myself and enjoy a big bowl while curled up watching a movie. Total indulgence!

Soft fried onions add a slightly more grown up flavour and the crunchy crumb on top is a combo of pistachio nuts and gluten free sourdough. It's delicious!

My #NZCheeseMonth inspired recipe is up on the blog now! xox