Standing on a 40ha farm, The Cheese Barn owners Kelvin and Cathy Haigh won the 2018 Countdown Champion of Champions Cheese Award - Commercial at the recent NZ cheese awards. Their organic cumin seed gouda was described by the judges as “an absolutely superb cheese”.
Set up 20 years ago with second-hand plant and machinery, The Cheese Barn range today boasts 25 organic products -- cheeses, yoghurt, butter and ghee.
Kelvin is an engineering and dairy science graduate of Massey University who decided to try his hand at cheesemaking after working for local dairy companies and overseas building dairy factories.
He told Dairy News that while working in Australia commissioning milk pasteurisers, he saw an Italian man stretching mozzarella and decided that could be his dream job.
Continue here to the full article on DairyNews | || April 11, 2018 |||