For the third year running, Kapiti Kahurangi Blue cheese has been awarded the New World Champion Favourite Cheese Award. As part of the NZ Champions of Cheese Awards the New Zealand public gets a chance to vote for their favourite speciality cheese, and Kiwis are still loving Kapiti’s blue range.

The awards have attracted 350 entries across 23 categories. More than two tonnes of cheese were judged over two days by experienced dairy connoisseurs, with the judging panel comprising top international critics this year.

“Winning this award is a reflection of just how passionate we are about our artisan Kapiti cheeses, which have been hand-crafted by our dedicated team of cheesemakers for more than 30 years,” said Fonterra Brands New Zealand director marketing Clare Morgan.

“The number of entries for these awards is growing every year as Kiwis love for artisan products increases. They are becoming more discerning in their tastes and it’s for this reason we feel so privileged that they are choosing Kapiti Kahurangi Blue as their ‘must have on the platter’ cheese.”

Caption: Foodstuffs North Island, Merchandise Manager Deli, Chilled, Frozen & Bakery, Christofer Anderson, Fonterra Business Manager for Foodstuffs North Island, Christiaan Crous and Foodstuffs North Island, Category Manager Deli, Rebecca Tuhakaraina.