Hit the trail and see why New Zealand’s artisan cheese industry is blooming, as a new generation of cheesemakers returns to age-old ways to craft the tastiest cheeses.
Beyond the green pastures, New Zealand's best little cheesemakers will put temptation in your way as you travel the highways and byways ,discovering how a new generation of artisan food producers are putting old ways back in fashion.
Until the 1920s, New Zealand was dotted with small cheese factories as in the days before refrigeration, the milk could only travel a few kilometres before it spoiled. But, in the past couple of decades that industry has been revived, as a new generation of cheese-makers up and down the country – many of them farmers as well – has started making cheese with all that fabulous milk.
Many of them have farm shops where the welcome is friendly and the cheese is sublime: there may be no better way of touring the country.