Be in to win one of three NZ Cheese Month prize packs, valued at $75

In celebration of NZ Cheese Month, we’re giving away three cheese lover’s prize packs, valued at $75.

Each pack contains:

1x Clevedon Buffalo Co Oaxca Mexican style string cheese

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1x  Meyer Cheese Goat’s Milk Gouda

1x  Mahoe Farmhouse Blue

1x Sabato Crostini


Be in to win one of three NZ Cheese Month prize packs


Everywhere, everyone agrees that 2020 has been one of the most challenging years. For many NZ cheesemakers that has meant quickly adapting and finding new markets as farmers’ markets, some specialty retail food stores, cafes and restaurants closed during lockdown.

However there is a silver lining, while New Zealanders hunkered down staying safe they used their free time to explore and support NZ made produce, including New Zealand cheese, which is enjoying record sales.

According to Nielsen Scantrack – a record of supermarket sales for the year to 9 August 2020 – total value for all cheese sales is up by 12.2% for the 12 months. Among these numbers is a strong increase for speciality cheese – up in value by 9.5%. Always a favourite with families, blocks of cheese are up 14.5% in value and grated cheese sales were up a whopping 25.1%.

New Zealand Speciality Cheesemakers Association (NZSCA) Chair, Neil Willman welcomed the sales numbers, saying New Zealand cheesemakers were delighted with the support they were receiving from Kiwis who were trying to buy local where they could. “It’s uplifting to see the sales are strong across the board from traditional blocks of Cheddar and Edam, to grated cheese and through to speciality cheeses like flavoured cheese, fresh cheese, soft rind cheese and goats’ cheese.”

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For the second time the NZSCA is working with Barker’s of Geraldine to find Kiwis’ favourite NZ Cheese Company.

Cheese lovers are encouraged to vote for their favourite NZ Cheese Company. The NZ Cheese Company with the most votes at the end of NZ Cheese Month will be named Barker’s NZ Cheese Month Favourite Cheese Company

Voting will be promoted on  and also via CheeseloversNZ Facebook and Barker’s of Geraldine social media.


Entries close 31 October 2020.

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