New Zealand Cheese Makers

A comprehensive but not definitive list of NZ cheesemakers. 

Some cheesemakers are very small and sell mainly at Farmers Markets others have the facilities to do mail order or sell to supermarkets and delis.  So remember when you are ordering or wanting a specific cheese if it’s made by an artisan cheesemaker it may be out of season or out of stock so ….

“ if you can’t find the one you love - love the one you find!”


See also the map at the bottom of this page.

NORTH ISLAND [from north to south]

Mahoe Cheese, Kerikeri
Grinning Gecko Organic , Whangerei
Whangaripo Buffalo Cheese, Wellsford
Puhoi Valley Cheese, Puhoi
Massimo's Italian Cheeses, Auckland
Il Casaro, Auckland
Kapiti Cheese, Auckland
Clevedon Valley Buffalo, Clevedon
Glenbrook Cheese, Waiuku
Aroha Organic Goat, Waikato
The Cheese Barn@Matatoki, Matatoki
Mercer Cheese, Mercer nr Hamilton
Meyer Gouda, Hamilton
Cilantro Cheese, Hamilton
Over the Moon Dairy, Putaruru
Mount Eliza Cheese, Katikati
Lonely Goat Cheese, Wanganui
Waimata Cheese, Gisborne
Cartwheel Creamery,  Nr Palmeston North
Hohepa Cheese, Hawke’s Bay
Origin Earth, Hawke’s Bay
Sentry Hill Cheesemakers, Waipukarau
Wild Bush Cheese, Woodville
Cwmglyn Farmhouse Cheese, Eketahuna
Kingsmeade, Masterton
The Drunken Nanny, Martinborough
Zany Zeus, Lower Hutt       

SOUTH ISLAND [North to South]

Cranky Goat, Havelock nr Picton
Wangapeka Cheese, Nelson               
Viavio Ltd, Nelson
Meadowcroft Farm, Golden Bay
Kaikoura Cheese, Kaikoura
Karikaas Cheese,  Rangiora
Little Farm Cheese, North Canterbury
Barry's Bay Cheese, Banks Peninsular
Talbot Forest Cheese, Geraldine
Whitestone Cheese, Oamaru
Ben Ohau Rd Cheese, Mt Cook Village
Raggedy Range Cheese, Alexandra
Gibbston Valley Cheese,  Queenstown
Evansdale Cheese, Dunedin
Retro Organics, Gore
Blue River Dairy, Invercargill         


Interactive Map of Cheese Makers in New Zealand