Artisan cheese makers use love, experience and patience to produce some astounding hand made cheeses. From small creameries and farms come fresh cheeses, washed and bloomy rind, blue, hard and semi hard artisan cheeses. Handcrafted by the best cheese makers in Gisborne into Blues, Bries, Edams and Camemberts.
The Waimata Cheese Company is owned and operated by a family that knows their cheese, and knows how to make their cheeses well. Richard and Carol Thorpe are proud Gisborne residents and showcase their love for their surroundings by ensuring that the Waimata Dairy Farm and Cheese company produce quality that glorifies the local name while still maintaining an environmentally friendly and sustainable reputation. With the cheese being made from the milk provided by the always healthy, happy and well fed “girls” of the Waimata Dairy Farm the Thorpe’s are committed to ensuring the highest quality soft cheeses, haloumi and feta cheeses. Using only traditional methods, the handcrafted cheeses are considered individual works of art made with love by Waimata’s talented cheesemakers.