What's coming up...

A tasting of amazing New Zealand cheeses alongside the best wines from Black Barn hosted by the dream team! Juliet Harbutt and Dave McGee wine maker at Black Barn.  It's a dinner, tutored tasting and fascinating evening. $90 per person  SOLD OUT.  
But if you like the idea then why not organise and evening for friends or family or book for MEET YOUR MAKER

For those of you who missed out on CHEESES UNDER THE COVERS I have created a shorter version where you can taste the cheese made by 3 impressive New Zealand cheesemakers all based in Nelson - Cranky Goat, Wangapeka Cheese and Viavio - matched with local wines from Crossroads and Black Barn.  Plus you'll discover the gentle art of bringing up cheeses, the etiquette of cutting cheese and how to create the perfect cheeseboard So if you want to discover some amazing NZ cheeses. only 18 places available so grab a friend and book now.

Time: 6.00 - 7.30     Numbers: Max 24     Price: $35 [includes 2 glasses of wine]

VENUE: 79 Black Barn Rd, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, 4294

TO BOOK: email cheese@thecheeseweb.com and I will send you more info and payment details

NB If the time doesn't work for you tell us what would.  If we get enough requests we will change it for future events.   


For the second year I have been invited to host a weekend of cheese, wine and local food at the Castello di Potentino.  My hosts Charlotte Horton and Alexander Greene have restored this magnificent medieval castle and its superb grounds to a comfortable, quietly elegant home with an eccentric air, amazing vineyards, olive groves, wonderful food and far too many places to go in just 3 days!  So if you love food, cheese and wine and want to experience a lesser known part of Tuscany join us.