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 Wellington into Blues, Bries, Edams and Camemberts.
Kingsmeade began in 1998, when Miles created his own cheese recipes and milked his first cows. With a commitment to creating artisan cheese, with depth and flavour, and a range of nine handcrafted cheeses - Kingsmeade is commited to the environment and sustainability.
On a family farm south of Martinborough lies Drunken Nanny Cheeses, where a hand-selected, bred and raised herd of dairy goats provide the milk that goes goes into making The Drunken Nanny’s cheeses. Danny and Lindsey started their goats’ cheese adventure in 2015 with a small herd of 25 milking goats, all milking is done on site, with cheese made daily reflecting the true spirit of small batch artisan cheese making - from the land of the land.
Inspired by the Cypriot tradition of making halloumi cheese, Michael Matsis followed his dream and threw himself into the art of cheese making. A boutique dairy company was born, crafting organic cheese. An artisan cheese family business has been producing quality artisan cheeses since 2000.