On 14 May, 2018 some big cheeses will descend on a small town in Wairarapa for the second Great Eketahuna Cheese Festival. Put it in your diary, I hope to see you there! The Eketahuna festival is set to become … Continue reading The Great Eketahuna Cheese Festival 2018
I rarely drink Pinot Gris, but Ohau Gravel‘s delicate peach blush and mouth-watering spice had me racing for a washed rind cheese. And The Harnett from Kaikoura Cheese was a perfect match. It was love at first bite. Pretty in … Continue reading The Harnett and Pinot Gris
I confess, I’ve got a new addiction, Kaikoura Cheese Factory’s Tenara ash coated goat cheese. Its wrinkled black outer, and fudgie white inner has pulled me from my cheesey silence, because my friends, you need to know about this cheese. … Continue reading Tenara goat cheese – my new addiction
What is an artisan cheese and how much do we want it? I wondered this heading back to Wellington from the Eketahuna cheese pop up event on Friday, 9 October. Cheese makers and mongers, raw milkers and the cheese curious, … Continue reading Eketahuna cheese pop up
Over the hill and down the rabbit hole. A cheesy road-trip to the Wairarapa was in order when I saw Mt Eliza’s raw milk Red Leicester was back in stock at C’est Cheese in Featherston. This is just the second … Continue reading Prepare for a ride – Mt Eliza Red Leicester
Wouldn’t you like to get a whey? Join cheese lovers in Eketahuna for a pop-up cheese event of seminars, local dairy history and general cheese geekery, from 11am- 4pm on Friday 9 October. Cheese pop-up on Eventfinder Nestled in … Continue reading Cheese pop-up, Eketahuna, Friday 9 October.
The call came in via Facebook – a cheesey emergency. What to do with a kilo of Fromage Blanc? My friend Helen was in Guinea when she reached out, telling me that whilst she could get French cheese and wine, … Continue reading Help! What to do with Fromage Blanc?
Frosty air, blue-sky sun warms as I head to Riccarton Bush Market. With its promise of steamy sausage rolls, crusty bread and cheesey morsels, this is a Saturday morning ritual seldom missed when I’m in Christchurch. I’ve said it before, … Continue reading Mt Grey cheese – Mrs French
Smooth and lightly smokey, scamorza melted over a ripe tomato atop a sweet, chewy crumpet. Sometimes in summer I just can’t face another salad. And thankfully a slice of Massimo’s scamorza, pronounced sca-MORT-za and a saucy crumpet lift this grilled … Continue reading Massimo’s Scamorza grilled cheese on crumpet
Along with warm days and crisp nights, blossoms and green shoots, spring also brings the return of young, artisan goat’s cheeses to our plates. Look carefully at the cheese counters in spring and you’ll see the re-emergence of fresh goat’s … Continue reading Spring brings the return of fresh goat’s cheese