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  • 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 […]
  • 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 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 – […]