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  • 21 Sep, 2018
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NZ Cheese Month coming up in October

Fun and Festivals – cheese and wine – all come together in October throughout the country.  For a list of local activities check out the NZ Specialty Cheesemakers Association www.nzsca.org.nz

  • 20 Sep, 2018
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Economies of scale ..

Loving your artisan making and want more .. We want to help so have introduced a sliding discount scale for the purchase of one to three 20Unit cultures.  This is such a good idea – more for yourself – some for a friend – a good Christmas present a school project – endless possibilties!  Go […]

  • 5 Sep, 2018
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Cultures galore @ Curds & Whey

We want to provide the finest selection of cultures for your use and delight. Available on www.curdsandwhey.co.nz is an excellent range of freeze dried cultures for cheese, yoghurt, butter and other allied products as well as some vegan cultures now becoming more widely available. For commercial customers we provide access to a huge range of […]

  • 20 Jun, 2018
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NZ Champion of Cheese Awards 2019 – dates

DIARY DATES Entries at  https://nzsca.org.nz/enter-now/ 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

  • 15 May, 2018
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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 […]

  • 27 Mar, 2018
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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 […]

  • 16 Mar, 2018
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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 […]

  • 16 Mar, 2018
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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 […]

  • 16 Jan, 2018
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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 – […]

  • 11 Dec, 2017
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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