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  • NZ Champion of Cheese Awards 2019 – dates - DIARY DATES Entries at Dates for 2019 NZ Champion of Cheese Awards.Friday 8 February 2019, Entries close Sunday 24 February 2019, Judging in Auckland Monday 4 March 2019 Gold Medals Announced Thursday 14 March 2019, NZSCA AGM and Winners Even
  • Meet the reluctant guru of goat’s cheese – The Guardian Newspaper UK - Mary Holbrook went from a PhD in archeology to becoming the Somerset small farmer who transformed British cheese There is a bit of a list of things that get Mary Holbrook’s goat: the government, Brexit, country fields full of solar panels, homogenous executive housing estates, people asking about pioneering cheesemaking and her hallowed place in […]
  • 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 […]