8 ways to love Cheese Month 2016

We celebrate Kiwis’ love of cheese with new cheeses, great prizes and celebrating all things cheese!

October provides plenty of opportunities to talk about, learn about, taste, match and make exciting, innovative and delicious cheeses.

For nine years, we at Over the Moon Dairy have dedicated ourselves to crafting innovative products using flavourful ingredients and showcasing the possibilities of our local dairy industry internationally.

With 95 medals and 15 trophies, we now proudly provide cheese-loving Kiwis with one of New Zealand’s widest ranges of innovative artisan cheeses.

To celebrate Cheese Month 2016, we found 8 ways to share our passion for our industry through a programme of tastings, competitions and fun times involving cheese.

  1. MEET SOME REAL CHEESE MONTH HEROES
    In October we welcome a newcomer to Over the Moon range: meet The Black Sheep. Rediscover three popular, short-run favourites: Southern Cross, Sheep Cumerino and Burgundy Moon.
  1. WIN A NIGHT OF LUXURY AT HILTON TAUPO AND DINNER AT BISTRO LAGO
    Through Cheese Month, purchase one of our four ‘Cheese Month Heroes’ and you can put yourself in the draw for a night at the luxurious Hilton Lake Taupo, with dinner at Bistro Lago, and of course some great Over The Moon cheese! Enter here.
  1. EAT CHEESE AND DRINK BEER AT FERMENT FEST
    On the first day of Cheese Month artisan cheese makers are teaming up with and craft beer makers of the Waikato region – don’t miss your chance to see what a good combination we make at Ferment Fest 2016. Held at SKYCITY, Hamilton. Find out which craft beer is the perfect match for our OMG Brie!
  1. DISCOVER CHEESE OF SPAIN WITH OUR BLACK SHEEP
    Over the Moon decided to explore the Ossau-Iraty style, which is a semi-hard sheep’s cheese from the Basque region in Spain. The smoked paprika on the rind gives it a smoky flavour, and the cheese is fruity and nutty with a creamy texture and ivory white interior. We made it 10 months ago and it’s ready to eat NOW!
  1. TASTE AT FARRO FRESH
    We’re in Epsom, Lunn Ave, Constellation Drive and Grey Lynn throughout Cheese Month dishing up our goodness to shoppers – come on down!
    14 October, Epsom Farro Fresh, 2- 6pm
    15 October Lunn Ave Farro Fresh,  10- 2pm
    21 October Grey Lynn, Farro Fresh, 2 – 6pm
    22 October Constellation Drive Farro Fresh,  10 – 2pm
  1. MATCH CHEESE AND BEER AT OUR PUTARURU DELI
    Or cheese and wine at our Cambridge deli! Join us in Putaruru for a evening of ‘Cheese and Beer’ in conjunction with Croucher Brewing on the 6th of October or in Cambridge for ‘Cheese and Wine’ with Cambridge Fine Wine Ltd on the 7th of October. We will launch our fabulous new cheese and celebrate a few of our favourites!
  2. TASTE AT MOORE WILSON’S
    See you in Wellington 22 October 9.30am – 1.30pm and 2.00pm to 6.00pm
  1. EAT CHEESE
    Just because…. It’s Cheese Month. And it’s cheese.