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Wednesday 06 July 2022

Cheese

Calling all Vegan Cheese Makers 5th July 2022 /

Calling all Vegan Cheese Makers

Registrations are now open for the annual Vegan Society Cheese Awards.


NZ Champions of Cheese 2022 crowned 1st July 2022 /

NZ Champions of Cheese 2022 crowned

A total of 29 trophies were doled out at the NZ Champions of Cheese Awards in Hamilton last night.


EU-NZ FTA: NZ cheesemakers want name use retained 21st June 2022 /

EU-NZ FTA: NZ cheesemakers want name use retained

New Zealand cheesemakers have called on the government not to give in to the “demands of Eurocrats” which would strip them of the right to use common description terms like Feta, Parmesan, and Gruyere, as part of EU-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement negotiations.


Gouda job! NZ Champions of Cheese 2022 medals dished out 4th April 2022 /

Gouda job! NZ Champions of Cheese 2022 medals dished out

The New Zealand Specialist Cheesemakers Association has announced 254 medal winners in the NZ Champions of Cheese Awards 2022.


Last call for cheese award entries 11th February 2022 /

Last call for cheese award entries

Entries close today for this year’s Champions of Cheese Awards.


New sustainability award for Champions of Cheese 7th December 2021 /

New sustainability award for Champions of Cheese

A new award recognising and promoting sustainability has been created as part of the 2022 New Zealand Champions of Cheese Awards. 


‘Cheese squeeze’ hits Waimata 16th November 2021 /

‘Cheese squeeze’ hits Waimata

The country’s largest independent cheese maker has been forced to end a retail product it has been making for 27 years.


Angel Food looks further abroad for bite of global dairy-free cheese market 29th October 2021 /

Angel Food looks further abroad for bite of global dairy-free cheese market

The company is exploring a licensing deal as it looks to leverage New Zealand’s global reputation for dairy products.


Whitestone offers free cheese for vaccinators to help rollout 3rd September 2021 /

Whitestone offers free cheese for vaccinators to help rollout

Otago cheese producer Whitestone has made an offer to provide free cheese to healthcare professionals in a bid to encourage staff to man a proposed drive-through Covid-19 vaccination centre in Oamaru.


Whitestone opens doors in Auckland 31st May 2021

Whitestone opens doors in Auckland

Oamaru’s Whitestone Cheese has opened its cheese bar in Auckland’s Viaduct.


Clevedon Buffalo moves into the black, eyes expansion 25th May 2021

Clevedon Buffalo moves into the black, eyes expansion

The award-winning specialist cheese producer is looking to buy its own farm and factory.


Cheese recall due to possible E. coli 20th May 2021 /

Cheese recall due to possible E. coli

Surti Indian Samosa Limited is recalling a specific batch of Surti brand Paneer due to the possible presence of E. coli.


Cheese champions crowned 7th May 2021

Cheese champions crowned

Awards given after judging of more than 310 cheeses entered in annual competition.


Whitestone Cheese advances in Auckland  but retreats from Aus, US markets 5th May 2021

Whitestone Cheese advances in Auckland but retreats from Aus, US markets

Oamaru-based artisan cheese producer Whitestone Cheese is building on their domestic market, shifting efforts from export markets.


NZ cheesemakers to EU: hands off ‘halloumi’ 29th April 2021

NZ cheesemakers to EU: hands off ‘halloumi’

New Zealand cheesemakers are up in arms over the European Commission’s continuing campaign to restrict the use of common names in international cheesemaking, with halloumi the latest target.


Medals for NZ Champions of Cheese announced 16th March 2021 /

Medals for NZ Champions of Cheese announced

The New Zealand Specialist Cheesemakers Association has announced 265 medal winners in the NZ Champions of Cheese Awards 2021.


Champions of Cheese judging moves to Hamilton 17th February 2021 /

Champions of Cheese judging moves to Hamilton

Judging of the NZ Champions of Cheese Awards 2021 will go ahead in Hamilton this weekend after Auckland’s snap Covid-19 alert level 3 lockdown.


Call goes out for 2021 cheese champions 2nd December 2020

Call goes out for 2021 cheese champions

Entries are now open for the 19th annual New Zealand Champions of Cheese Awards.


Zealong, Meyer partner for world first 3rd November 2020 /

Zealong, Meyer partner for world first

Zealong Tea Estate and Meyer Cheese have created a so-called world first tea-infused cheese.


Record sales for New Zealand cheese industry 1st October 2020

Record sales for New Zealand cheese industry

The New Zealand cheese industry has seen record supermarket sales for much of 2020, despite the varying impacts of Covid-19.