Monthly Archives: October 2017

Rex Cheese – The Original South Island Cheese Rolls spread.

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Pixie Cheese

In 1929, Pixie Cheese was manufactured in NZ as a competitor to Chesdale. It was made by N.Z. Co-Op Rennet Co Ltd in Eltham for Joseph Nathan & Co in Wellington. I like The Pixies, so had to explore this … Continue reading

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My (re)search for Saxelby Stilton

Arguably New Zealand most famous cheese, and the most unknown. John and Betsy Saxelby and their six children arrived in New Zealand from Kings Norton, near Birmingham, early in the 1880s. John a farmer, and Betsy a classified maker of … Continue reading

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Art. Is. Anal

New Zealand cheese map from 1940s, pre intensification of industrial dairy. I HATE the word artisanal. Art. Is. Anal. The A word died a long time ago. Some purveyors, PR & marketing companies will still have you conveniently & conscientiously … Continue reading

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