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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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The Great Eketahuna Cheese Festival

Monday 14 May 2018 – Eketahuna Community Hall, Eketahuna! Small cheese event for small cheesemakers in a small part of provincial New Zealand that has made a big contribution to NZ cheese. Join us! Small cheesemakers and cheesemongers will be … Continue reading

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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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