Stores

Products

Cow's cheese

Waimata's cows' cheese

Waimata sings the blues

waimata3 Waimata Cheese Company in Gisborne is an artisan cheese producer specialising in blue and soft cheese made from cows’ milk. They are proud to have their cheeses approved by the New Zealand Vegetarian Society for using a vegetable based rennet rather than calf rennet.

The milk for the cheese production comes from the Waimata dairy herd, also owned by Carol and Richard Thorpe. It’s a family business and their sons are now involved with the daily running of the cheese business.

Success for their soft cheeses has come not only in demand – success in itself, but also in the form of a long line of awards dating back to 1996 for both their traditional cheeses, and their distinctively unique Taepo and Manuka bries. Each Manuka brie is indiviudually coated and wrapped by hand in a coat of manuka leaf ash which has been pounded to a fine powder, giving a velvety, spicy rind nicely balanced by the creamy brie inside.

Market demand for their cheese sees the Thorpes looking towards plant expansion plans and export.
Cheese / Cow's cheese / Waimata's cows' cheese

Add a Comment

Comments

RSS feed for comments on this page

No one has commented on this page yet.

fool use

There’s no fool, like an old fool

Fool is a quintessential old English dessert that summons up bygone eras. Whether it's gooseberry or blackberry or rhurbarb. Taking its name from the ...

by Felicity Cloake for The Guardian
Truffle food and love

There’s more than oysters that fire men up.

Be it a humble stick of celery, a bar of chocolate or a glass of wine, there are a number of foods that will excite a man’s appetite for love. Is it ...

by Mariagrazia Villa for Italianfoodlovers
Ethical shopping1

Ethical shopping: Will we pay more for free range or organic?

Andrew Laxon for The New Zealand Herald investigates the pros and cons of our willingness to pay a premium for ethical shopping. Suggesting there’s a ...

by Andrew Laxon for The New Zealand Herald
1