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  • Sirecz – Easter Cheese - A traditional Slovak Easter Cheese served with the Easter meal. This is served sliced and cold. It tastes like a sweet custard. Ingredients: 12 eggs 1 quart milk 1 cup white sugar (to taste) 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract 1 pinch ground nutmeg Prep time is 10m cook for 30m and ready 45m In an electric […]
  • A resume of last night’s award winners NZ Specialist Cheesemaker Awards 2018 - NZ CHAMPIONS OF CHEESE TROPHY WINNERS 2018 In a year where the international Master Judge said the quality of New Zealand-made cheese has never been better, the top two awards have gone to small, independent cheesemakers. Countdown Champion of Champions Cheese – Commercial, was awarded to The Cheese Barn Organic Cumin Seed Gouda, and Puhoi […]
  • Tony Hamblyn – 2018 winner Home Crafted Cheesemaker making the best Home Crafted Cheese – New Zealand Specialist Cheesemaker Awards 2018 - One comes in contact with the most fabulous people and at last night’s NZ Specialist Cheesemaker Annual Award celebration Neil Hamblyn turned out to be an absolutely winner.  What a fascinating man – on the right side of his brain Air NZ Pilot and on the left side of his brain – that very creative […]
  • FINAL WEEK TO ENTER 2018 NZ CHAMPION OF CHEESE AWARDS - FINAL WEEK TO ENTER 2018 NZ CHAMPION OF CHEESE AWARDS Entries are open now at  https://nzsca.org.nz/enter-now/ and close at 5pm on Friday 19 January 2018. Entries received after Friday 19 January will be charged a late entry fee of $30 per entry. DIARY DATES Entries close – Friday 19 January 2018 Cheese received in Auckland – […]
  • Getting your cheese ready for entry in the 2018 New Zealand Specialty Cheese Awards – look below for info - DIARY DATES Entries open now at  https://nzsca.org.nz/enter-now/ Entries close – Friday 19 January 2018 Cheese received in Auckland – Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February 2018 Judging – Saturday 24 February 2018 Awards Presentation and NZSCA Gala Cocktail Awards Evening – Thursday 15 March 2018