Looking to purchase one of our cheese month heroes for your chance to Win a Luxury Mini Break to the Hilton Lake Taupo including dinner for two at Bistro Lago?… See our participating retailers below or purchase online right now!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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!
TASTE AT MOORE WILSON’S See you in Wellington 22 October 9.30am – 1.30pm and 2.00pm to 6.00pm
EAT CHEESE Just because…. It’s Cheese Month. And it’s cheese.
Seeking a bit of cooking inspiration? Geoff Scott, owner of Vinnie’s restaurant and Bite contributor, has released a delicious recipe for Buffalo Blue Cheese Tart made with our Buffalo & Cow Blue. We think this could be our new favourite winter lunch! Check out the recipe here.
We’re looking for someone whose passion is food to help out with promotion and administration 1-2 days per week and managing our deli on Saturdays, selling our award-winning cheese and making great coffee! We have high standards and love making and selling classy and unique cheese. We have a fun and inclusive team environment where your contribution will be valued. A job description is available on request – phone Debbie on 07/8838238 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our ideal person will: • Be able to multi-task, be flexible and give anything a go • Have excellent customer service skills and be computer literate • Be prepared to work extra hours if needed
Please send your CV and a cover letter outlining why you would be ideal to: Sales and Admin Position, Over the Moon Dairy, 33 Tirau St, Putaruru, no later than 4pm Friday 22 May.
Our Galactic Gold washed rind is basking in the glow of another category win at the New Zealand Cheese Awards. Thermaflo is the sponsor for the Washed Rind category, and the good people there have written this nice article. We would like to acknowledge how much we appreciate their ongoing support for the national competition – it’s not possible without our sponsors! Nice one, Thermaflo. Read the article.