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
You need good milk to make good cheese, and the folks from Wangapeka must have some fine dairy ‘cos these new kids on the cheese block are making some good cheese. Wangapeka is the lovechild of husband and wife team … Continue reading New cheeses from Wangapeka Family Dairy
I can’t go to Christchurch without making a pilgrimage to the cheese stalls at the Christchurch Farmers Market at Riccarton, even when it’s cold and I’m sick. So like a plague-riddled mendicant I hauled my sorry self out of bed, … Continue reading My number one thing to do in Christchurch
It was with some trepidation I tasted Galaxy Blue Vein, the Franken-cheese my mother ate throughout my childhood. Blue Vein was a wonderful solitary pleasure for her. She giggled recently when I asked her about it as she remembered the … Continue reading Galaxy Blue Vein – worth revisiting
Oh the irony, a cheese freak who can’t make cheese. My latest effort at Halloumi was a big fail! Not just a bit wonky, my Halloumi was a complete bust. My curds did not set, there was no whey to … Continue reading Epic fail on Halloumi – but Zany Zeus saves the day
30 Foodies, 6 cheeses, 3 wines, a sommelier and a cheese geek. Last night’s cheese and wine tasting at Elements Café was awesome. Organised by the fabulous Lucy Mutch from Wellington Foodies, we gathered to taste a selection of winners from the New Zealand Specialist Cheese Association Awards. I was in charge of the fromage, Jules van Cruysen from MacVine International provided the wine and Kate Hardwick helped cut and plate up. I’d chosen six cheeses with the help of James and Tara from The Dairy in Ponsonby. I’d swung by after the cheese awards and tasted my way through … Continue reading Cheese and wine tasting with awesome Wellington foodies