Wine and Cheese

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Earlier this year the New Zealand Specialist Cheesemakers Association (NZSCA)  announced 265 medal winners in the NZ Champions of Cheese Awards 2021.



NZ Champions of Cheese 2021 Supreme Awards are;

• Countdown Champion of Champion Cheese Award - Commercial; Kāpiti Te Tihi Premium Aged Cheddar • New World Champion of Champion Cheese Award - Mid-sized; Mahoe Very Old Edam • Puhoi Valley Cheese Champion of Champions Cheese Award - Boutique; The Drunken Nanny Black Tie Petite • MilkTestNZ Champion Cheesemaker; Annie Nieuwenhuis & Geoff Nieuwenhuis, Nieuwenhuis Farmstead Cheese

NZ Champions of Cheese 2021 Category Trophies are;

• ECOLAB Champion Blue Cheese Award; Puhoi Valley Pakiri Beach Blue • Tetra Pak Champion Retail Cheddar Cheese Award; Kāpiti Te Tihi Premium Aged Cheddar • Wintec Champion Bulk Cheddar Cheese Award; Fonterra NZMP Vintage • AsureQuality Champion Dutch Style Cheese Award; Mahoe Very Old Edam • NZSCA Champion European Style Cheese Award; Thorvald Little River Estate Aged Swiss • dish magazine Champion Sheep Cheese Award; Geraldine Cheese Gouda • 180 degrees New Zealand Champion Export Cheese Award; Kāpiti Te Tihi Premium Aged Cheddar • Sabato Champion Farmhouse Cheese Award; Meyer Cheese Cumin & Cloves • Big Chill Distribution Champion Flavour Added Cheese Award; Meyer Cheese Smoked Gouda • IFF Champion Fresh Unripened Cheese Award; Clevedon Buffalo Salted Curd • Cheeselinks Champion Fresh Italian Style Cheese Award; Massimo's Burrata • Good George Brewing Champion Goat Cheese Award; The Drunken Nanny Black Tie Petite • Kiwi Labels Champion Greek/Cypriot Cheese Award; Puhoi Valley Cow’s Milk Feta • New Zealand Food Safety Champion New Cheese Award; Whitestone Oamaru Blue • Fonterra Co-operative Group Champion Original Cheese Award; Geraldine Cheese Aged Deer Gouda • CHR Hansen Champion Soft White Rind Cheese Award; Remutaka Pass Creamery Summit Snow • Thermaflo Champion Washed Rind Cheese Award; Grinning Gecko Kau Piro

The NZ Champions of Cheese 2021 Special Awards are;


• New World Cheese Lovers’ Choice; Kapiti Kikorangi Blue • Innovative Packaging Aspiring Cheesemaker; Clara Autet, Grinning Gecko • Ignite Colleges Chef’s Choice Award; Karikaas Pumahana • Curds & Whey Champion Homecrafted Cheese & Cheesemaker; St Peters College, SPC Blue • C’est Cheese Champion Butter; Lewis Road Creamery Garlic & Parsley Butter • Countdown Champion Yoghurt Award; Clevedon Buffalo Lemon Zest Yoghur

If you can make your way through this list you are as crazy about cheese as I am !

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