This trophy was amongst the 26 announced at the 2019 NZ Champions of Cheese Awards on Tuesday 21 May at a gala dinner at the Distinction Hamilton Hotel and Conference Centre.

Organised by the New Zealand Specialist Cheesemakers Association (NZSCA), the NZ Champions of Cheese Awards has been run since 2003. The Awards dinner was attended by around 300 people from the industry – including a group from Over the Moon.

The trophy win capped off a successful 2019 awards for Over the Moon – alongside the 11 medals including 6 gold awarded in March.

Fellow Waikato based Cheese maker Meyer was named Countdown Champion of Champions (Commercial) for their Cheese Goats Milk Gouda; and Mahoe Farmhouse Cheese, Cumin Gouda was awarded Puhoi Valley Champion of Champions (Boutique Cheese Award).

For full details of the winners – head to