Author Archives: Curd Nerd

About Curd Nerd

Put it in my belly, especially if it's smelly.

NZSCA Survey

A survey about the role and responsibilities of the New Zealand Specialist Cheesemakers Association. I guess that constitutional change they mooted last year is now up for discussion? It’s not a members survey.  I’m not a member either. The aim … Continue reading

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Magic Kaikoura Mushrooms

The Kaikoura Mushroom, a seasonal collaboration by Kaikoura Cheese and me; I’m the ideas man, Daniel is the action man. Concept to think tank to development, to manufacturer, to customer. All within two weeks. Chef Josh plating up the Mushroom at … Continue reading

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To this end, I ask those interested to join Biddy in this petition.

Biddy has launched a petition to seek a much fairer way of apportioning costs for all small scale artisan NZ cheesemakers. Biddy is no stranger to championing the little cheese folks in NZ. Background: Biddy recently made a submission on the recent … Continue reading

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Never envy a man his cheese.

This week Miel Meyer, the chairman of the New Zealand Specialist Cheesemakers Association & the face of the Meyer Gouda Cheese company, appeared on the Paul Henry Show to give his ‘Cheese man’s choices for a spread’. It’s only 3mins but … Continue reading

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Talk curdy to me, thanks to the Auckland Dairy Goat Club

Sat 3 October I invited Carol, Kyle and Wendy and their alpine dairy goats to join me to help kick off the NZ Cheese Month celebrations. I met Carol moons ago at the Kumeu A&P show. Goat people are the best. They … Continue reading

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Taste this.

Visit a cheese counter that cut and wraps to order, cheeses are happier in this environment. Be bold, welcome the food adventure for new taste horizons, don’t be intimidated. Relax and find your cheesy Zen place. Taste, taste, taste, a … Continue reading

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Traditional NZ cheddar ‘like the old days’

Been expecting a text all week from Mount Eliza Cheese with the good news and was delighted to receive it today, MPI have released Chris and Jill’s first batch of Farmhouse Cheddar for sale. All the fuss cause it’s unpasteurised. It’s … Continue reading

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