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Enjoy cheeses from some of our talented artisans in the Top of the South ... CheeseShop

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f you like your cheeses ripe and tasty, with tang and maturity, CheeseShop offers the best award-winning NZ cheeses ready for your table. Maturation and ripening cheese is our specialty, and award-winning boutique cheeses made from cow, sheep, goat and deer milk from all over NZ and the world are available. Our website offers fresh cut cheeses, gourmet gift hampers, gourmet goodie boxes, and divine cheese stacks, couriered by overnight courier around NZ every weekday. Our gourmet cheese accompaniments include our own range of Robbie’s Gourmet Preserves, relish, chutneys and spicy figs in red wine and balsamic. Ph 03 540 3034 www.cheeseshop.co.nz

Cranky Goat

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ased in the picturesque Marlborough Sounds, Cranky Goat has a reputation of producing consistently high-standard cheese. Simon describes their process: “Our partnership with our goat farmer neighbours Andrew and Jackie Leslie is important, and we’re getting the most amazing product from them.” Relationships with the community matter to this business, working with other businesses to create a unique cheese combining flavours. Another aspect of their business that’s really important to them is their values and ethics. Strong relationships with their customers are at the top of that list. Cranky Goat identified very early on that they were going to remain artisan and supply other small businesses. Out of the top 100 restaurants, you will find Cranky Goat cheese featured on 26 menus. Ph 03 574 1158 www.crankygoatltd.co.nz

Kervella Cheese

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n today’s consumer-driven plethora of all things dairy, Kervella Cheese stands with one foot in the present and one set very firmly in the past. Difference is the key to Gabrielle and Alan’s passion. Trained in France, Africa and the UK, with vast experience in cheesemaking, technology and judging, they bring over 80 years

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of combined knowledge to these utterly unique products, all of which are made from sustainably raised A2 cows. Indulgence, a raw milk cheese, is the latest to stand next to Love, Essence, Blush, Temptation, Innocence, Knowledge, Wisdom and Blanc. Their motto says it all. Master cheesemakers, unique cheese. Ph 03 525 7975 www.facebook.com/ kervellacheesegoldenbay

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Thorvald and Little River Estate

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estled among the green rolling hills in Tasman’s Neudorf Valley, Thorvald creates delicious award-winning artisan dairy products under the Thorvald and Little River Estate labels. The Thorvald label signifies premium cheeses and yoghurt made from 100 percent New Zealand sheep milk, while the Little River Estate label is for A2 dairy products and cheeses made exclusively from Oaklands whole cows’ milk. Both brands are available at various stores around Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough, the Saturday Nelson market and The Junction Store in The Grape Escape, Richmond, where specialist cheeses like Cumulus, Wild Fire and Tasman Blue are available to taste.

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Ph 03 544 1911 www.thorvald.co.nz

Viavio Cheese

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iavio produces award-winning Italian-style artisan cheese and yoghurt in Nelson, all preservative-free, made using Oaklands Farm naturally rich A2 cows’ milk. Italian owners, Flavio and Flavia, want people to enjoy their cheeses as they could do in Italy. Each single cheese is manufactured following the best Italian tradition with great passion and care. ViaVio assortment includes fresh: Mozzarella or Bocconcini, Ricotta, Stracchino, Burrata (2019 Best Italian Cheese in NZ), and aged: Caciocavallo, Gorgonzola, Fontal, Monello, Caciotta, Scamorza. Some names will not sound familiar but everyone will be surprised by the natural yet tasty flavour. Just try them! Ph 03 970 6778 www.viavio.co.nz

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WildTomato September 2019  

Kono Dine Out Awards | New Nelson Wines | Cheese Please | Saving our Whitebait | Home Brewing | Brass Band | Chia Sisters | E-transport

WildTomato September 2019  

Kono Dine Out Awards | New Nelson Wines | Cheese Please | Saving our Whitebait | Home Brewing | Brass Band | Chia Sisters | E-transport