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  • 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

  • 28 Nov, 2017
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Steve and Jan – the Butter People

There is nothing quite like homemade butter – delicious on fresh hot bread, trickling off your fingers when you eat your Mother’s scones.  Well Jan and Steve decided that after being sensible and working in serious jobs for many years that they would do something they had yearned to do for a long time – […]

  • 12 Sep, 2017
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Thorvald and Neudorf Dairy are sweet on sheep

Thorvald owner director David Barrett has partnered with enterprising couple Julie Brownlee and Nathan Edwards to make wonderful sheep products. Julie who previous managed and now leases Neudorf Dairy loves her 450 sheep which produce a wonderful rich milk and ably aided and abetted by Thorvald cheesemaker Francis Bigot produce sheep feta, yoghurt and very […]

  • 14 Aug, 2017
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From Acting to Cheesemaker

Former celebrities who make amazing choices. Former actor Sean Wilson founded the Saddleworth Cheese Company after leaving a very famous British soap in 2005.  He is now patron of the International Cheese Awards and has also set up The Great Northern Food Company in the UK aiming to source foods with no preservatives. He said: […]

  • 2 Aug, 2017
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NZ Cheese Month coming up …

NZ Cheese Month was such a success last year that we are doing it again.  So from October 1st until October 31st we will be celebrating cheesy things everywhere!  Check out events in your local paper, listen to the radio or tv and go along to all the crafty things coming up.  NZ Cheesemaking is […]

  • 2 May, 2017
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Butter can be served with Cheese

As long as it is unsalted.  Butter spread on bread makes a suitable surface for bits of crumbly cheese to stick to.  Some people also like butter because it stops runy cheeses sinking into the bread. So want to make your own butter – simple to do just use Bioprox Di-Prox 179 or Sacco MO […]

  • 15 Mar, 2017
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Sandra Crone wins the Home Crafted Cheese Category 2017

Sandra Crone from Nelson a long time home cheesemaker has won the prestigious Home Crafted Category for her My Whey Mozzarella.  Sandra was presented with her award at the annual dinner of the NZ Specialty Cheese Association held at the Rendez Vous Hotel Auckland last night.  Great Cheese – Great Girl and a picture is […]