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The hunt is over for the ultimate cheese combination – behold Castello’s ‘White with Truffle’ cheese. An exquisite cheese that combines the softness of a white mould cheese with truffle shavings, offering a rich earthy flavour and creamy texture.
Described as a ‘gourmet mushroom’, truffles are a rare delicacy and a major trend in cuisine worldwide, making them expensive and in hot demand. They have a pungent, intense, earthy fragrance and lend a unique flavour and aroma to food. Paired with cheese, they are divine.
For ardent blue cheese lovers, Castello also offers ‘Mellow Black’, a unique blend of cow and sheep's milk and specially selected mould to create a rich full flavour, with dark outer rind and a mellow soft texture inside.
A rich spicy flavour with a subtle floral finish, Castello’s ‘Mellow Black’ pairs well with figs, fresh stone baked Italian bread, red grapes, black cherries, red meat, and full bodied red wine.
For more information call the team at Hutchinsons on 0800 555 258
Things are a little different in the Puhoi Valley. It’s a place where life is unhurried and community is real. Nestled in the upper reaches of a picturesque valley, our cheese factory began life as a small goat farm in 1983. We utilise the latest in cheese making technology coupled with old fashioned pride and craftsmanship that has been handed down through generations.
Wherever possible we source our product from the Puhoi Valley region and wider New Zealand. The Puhoi Valley cheese makers have a passion for their art, a passion that translates into the creation of award winning traditional and unique artisan cheeses.
From the exquisite creamy texture of our Kawau Blue, to the robust earthy aromas of our Washed Rind, Puhoi Valley cheese delivers the ultimate cheese hedonist experience and are a great addition to any cheeseboard.
For more information www.puhoicheese.co.nz or call 0800 4 TASTE.
WHITESTONE CHEESE CO.
Whitestone Cheese Co. ‘4 Cheese Selection’
Whitestone has the perfect cheese board solution for the busy consumer. With convenience foods being one of the biggest drivers of sales growth, you can’t go wrong with their 4 Cheese Selection packs.
This pack includes Aged Airedale, Livingstone Gold, Totara Tasty and Windsor Blue wedges; an award winning selection in a smart black box, perfect for the weekly shop or as a gift to a lover of fine NZ cheese.
Each cheese is individually sealed for freshness and convenience and can be opened and enjoyed separately if desired.
The cheese has a shelf life of up to six months from pack date, delivered eight packs to a carton straight from beautiful Oamaru.
For more information visit www.whitestonecheese.com.
Coombe Castle has over 30 years’ experience exporting great tasting British and Irish dairy products across the world. New Zealand is one of over 23 countries that Coombe Castle export to and is one of the fastest growing brands in Deli Cheese within New Zealand, up 38.4% MAT (to 18.06.17). The brand is worth almost $500,000 within New Zealand supermarkets through its range of seven authentic 200g Cheddars to suit all kinds of tastes from the Extra Mature which has been aged for up to two years or the bold coloured Red Leicester which is a great addition to any platter! There is also an exciting Christmas opportunity to drive sales further as well – more details to come soon!
Contact your Bluerock Representative to find out more about the range or to place an order.
OVER THE MOON DAIRY COMPANY
Over the Moon Dairy Company is based in the South Waikato and have been producing award winning artisan cheeses since 2008. Sue Arthur’s (Owner and Founder) dream was to add value to dairy products by producing some of the best and most unique cheeses in New Zealand. The company has since won over 100 national and international medals and category awards.
Over the Moon Dairy Company produces over 30 different handcrafted cheeses from sheep, cow, goat and buffalo milk. It is one of the few factories in the world to use these four milk types. The company loves to innovate, often blending milks and creating exciting new products while maintaining its core value of making by hand, using traditional methods.
Recent additions to the Over the Moon range include Burgundy Moon, a Camembert style cheese washed with Merlot grape seeds and skins sourced from Mills Reef Winery in Tauranga, which is reminiscent of a raw milk cheese and The Black Sheep, a hard sheep milk cheese rubbed with olive oil and smoked paprika giving a bright orange rind.
Distinguished by its unique black and white branding, Over the Moon Dairy Company products are available in supermarkets, fresh markets, delis, and boutique food stores nationwide.