Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Dedication Sees Double Award Win for Goat Cheesemaker

Years of Dedication Sees Double Award Win for Goat Cheesemaker

Rural Waikato cheesemaker Jeanne Van Kuyk is celebrating an incredible double win at the 2014 NZ Champions of Cheese Awards after claiming a highly sought-after supreme award and major category win.

Aroha Organic Goat Cheese cheesemaker, Jeanne, was presented with the Milk Test NZ Cheesemaker of the Year Award at a gala dinner and awards night held at The Langham, Auckland on Tuesday night (March 4).

While the certified organic, and GE free company is no stranger to award wins, this is the first time Aroha Organic Goat Cheese has taken out one of the coveted supreme titles.

“I am so honoured to win this award. Since we arrived in New Zealand we have believed in our dream, and tonight our dream has come true,” Jeanne said.

NZ Champions of Cheese Awards Master Judge, Russell Smith, has high praise for Jeanne, and applauds the years of the work she’s dedicated to making such high quality cheese. “Never have I seen a cheesemaker who has perfected her craft as much as she has,” Smith said.

“Jeanne crafts consistently superb cheese all year, year after year.”

Aroha Organic Goat Cheese also won the Tuatara Brewing Champion Goat Cheese Award for its Aroha Raw Milk Rich Plain cheese for the second consecutive year.

The Champion Goat Cheese Award year-on-year win has come after a tough, yet rewarding two-and-a-half years of persuing the company’s life-long dream of producing raw milk goat cheese.
In late 2012 Aroha Organic Goat Cheese become the first company in New Zealand to receive official certification by MPI (Ministry for Primary Industries) to produce raw milk cheese.

“I commend Jeanne and her team for their foray into producing raw milk cheese, and her continued production of high-quality cheeses,” Smith said.

Jeanne says her wins are a true family effort, with her “beautiful” girls (also known as the goats) playing a key role in the company’s on-going success. She attributes “happy girls” and “a happy milking process” to creating delicious, organic cheese.

“This is a true family affair, and I wouldn’t be here without my girls,” Jeanne said.

Aroha Organic Goat Cheese is situated in Waihou, at the foot of Mt Te Aroha, and produces both raw milk and pasteurised cheese.

The 50 acre farm is certified organic (to BIO GRO standards), with all animals grazing on herbicide and pesticide free pastures with homeopathic and herbal remedies used if necessary.

Aroha Organic Goat Cheese can be bought through its online store and on its premises through appointment.

For more information visit www.organicgoatcheese.co.nz.
ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Sky City : Auckland Convention Centre Cost Jumps By A Fifth

SkyCity Entertainment Group, the casino and hotel operator, is in talks with the government on how to fund the increased cost of as much as $130 million to build an international convention centre in downtown Auckland, with further gambling concessions ruled out. The Auckland-based company has increased its estimate to build the centre to between $470 million and $530 million as the construction boom across the country drives up building costs and design changes add to the bill.
More>>

ALSO:

RMTU: Mediation Between Lyttelton Port And Union Fails

The Rail and Maritime Union (RMTU) has opted to continue its overtime ban indefinitely after mediation with the Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) failed to progress collective bargaining. More>>

Earlier:

Science Policy: Callaghan, NSC Funding Knocked In Submissions

Callaghan Innovation, which was last year allocated a budget of $566 million over four years to dish out research and development grants, and the National Science Challenges attracted criticism in submissions on the government’s draft national statement of science investment, with science funding largely seen as too fragmented. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Spark, Voda And Telstra To Lay New Trans-Tasman Cable

Spark New Zealand and Vodafone, New Zealand’s two dominant telecommunications providers, in partnership with Australian provider Telstra, will spend US$70 million building a trans-Tasman submarine cable to bolster broadband traffic between the neighbouring countries and the rest of the world. More>>

ALSO:

More:

Statistics: Current Account Deficit Widens

New Zealand's annual current account deficit was $6.1 billion (2.6 percent of GDP) for the year ended September 2014. This compares with a deficit of $5.8 billion (2.5 percent of GDP) for the year ended June 2014. More>>

ALSO:

Still In The Red: NZ Govt Shunts Out Surplus To 2016

The New Zealand government has pushed out its targeted return to surplus for a year as falling dairy prices and a low inflation environment has kept a lid on its rising tax take, but is still dangling a possible tax cut in 2017, the next election year and promising to try and achieve the surplus pledge on which it campaigned for election in September. More>>

ALSO:

Job Insecurity: Time For Jobs That Count In The Meat Industry

“Meat Workers face it all”, says Graham Cooke, Meat Workers Union National Secretary. “Seasonal work, dangerous jobs, casual and zero hours contracts, and increasing pressure on workers to join non-union individual agreements. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news