2016 NZ Champions of Cheese Awards

Congratulations to each and every one of our winners in the 2016 NZ Champions of Cheese Awards! Click here for the full results. If you're a medal winner looking for Award labels, click here to order.

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Cheese Matters Newsletter - June 2016

In this month's Cheese Matters, we start to get excited about Cheese Month coming up in October! Plus, check out the latest news on the New Zealand Champions of Cheese Awards 2017.


Cheese FAQs

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


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


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Cheese Lovers NZ
June 23, 2016 at 4:05 am

Cheese Lovers NZ shared Ahi Ohiwa Waiomio's post.

Any Waikato cheesemakers out there able to help Ahi Ohiwa Waiomio with Raclette or a suitable substitute? Mercer Cheese? Over the Moon Dairy Company? Meyer Cheese?

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Ahi Ohiwa

Hi I'm looking to source a couple Raclette rounds n a reg supply from someone here in the bop Waikato area please ..

Cheese Lovers NZ
June 21, 2016 at 9:30 pm

Cheese Lovers NZ shared Cheeserank's photo.

So true - especially for mental health!

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Laughter? Nope.

Cheese Lovers NZ
Facebook IconJune 14, 2016 at 10:58 pm

Cheese Lovers NZ shared a page.

If your in Waikato this week get down to Fieldays for all things rural. And make sure you seek out, Barrys Bay Cheese, Meyer Cheese and Over the Moon Dairy Company.

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15-18 June 2016 Mystery Creek Events Centre, Hamilton.
Stay a step ahead at Fieldays; Your Global Agribusiness Event.

Outdoors: 13,771 like this

Cheese Lovers NZ
June 9, 2016 at 3:18 am

Cheese Lovers NZ shared Twisted's video.

boom, check out this great winter cheese hit...#cheese #nzcheese #delish #cheesebake

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Oozing Camembert Bomb

Full recipe: http://bit.ly/1swanOL

Cheese Lovers NZ
Facebook IconJune 8, 2016 at 6:02 am

Back to back champ...

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Repeat Champ Rolls to Victory in UK Cheese Race


Thousands of spectators gathered in England to watch dozens of people race down Cooper’s Hill to catch an eight-pound wheel of cheese

Cheese Lovers NZ
Facebook IconJune 6, 2016 at 4:58 am

Congratulations Bob! Lifetime member of the NZSCA and pioneer of the botique cheesemaking industry in New Zealand. Well deserved!

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Bob Berry receives MNZM in Queen's Birthday honours list


Specialist cheesemaker began business in converted garage.

Cheese Lovers NZ
June 3, 2016 at 10:08 pm

Cheese Lovers NZ shared Emilio's cheese's post.

Get out there Canterbury Folks and support your local cheese producer at the farmers market this morning!

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Emilio's cheese

Any plans for tomorrow? Very busy Saturday for the team! 4 markets tomorrow! We will be at our usual places, Lyttelton Farmers Market, Lincoln Farmers & Craft Market , Christchurch Farmers Market( Riccarton Bush) and we will make our monthly appearance at the West Melton Market!See you there