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

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
Facebook IconJuly 27, 2016 at 1:33 am

Ode to Macaroni cheese. Lovely when random strangers offer such good advice in the supermarket. Especially if it involves cooking with cheese!

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Ode to unknown shopper


OPINION: In a time of mayhem, murder and Trump I bring you a celebration of the ordinary, my Hymn to the Unknown Shopper.

Cheese Lovers NZ
Facebook IconJuly 25, 2016 at 10:59 pm

Calling all Auckland Cheeselovers! Be sure to get along to The Food Show at ASB Showgrounds this weekend, meet some of NZ's finest cheesemakers and their cheeses. The largest Wine and Food fest in the country...


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Cheese Lovers NZ
July 12, 2016 at 9:33 am

Cheese Lovers NZ shared Farmers Markets New Zealand's post.

Well done NZSCA member Cartwheel Creamery!!! Marama - their Camembert-style white mould cheese - won first in the Dairy section in the Farmers Market NZ Food Awards.

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Farmers Markets New Zealand

Judging all completed, just in the process of notifying the winners etc and will then post the full results.

Awesome products - well done everyone.

Cheese Lovers NZ
Facebook IconJuly 7, 2016 at 11:49 pm

Let's get Friday decadent - deep fried Camembert !!


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Crumbed Camembert, Apple and Mango Salad


What's better than runny Camembert? Camembert that's runny because it was deep-fried!

Cheese Lovers NZ
Facebook IconJune 27, 2016 at 10:14 pm

A little bit of distraction on a Tuesday morning. Let us know how many you've tried!

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How Many Types Of Cheese Have You Eaten?



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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14-17 June 2017 Mystery Creek Events Centre, Hamilton.
Stay a step ahead at Fieldays; Your Global Agribusiness Event.

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