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

 

Pest Control: Mouse Blitz Team Leaves For Antipodes

The Million Dollar Mouse project to rid Antipodes Island of mice is underway with the departure of a rodent eradication team to the remote nature reserve and World Heritage Area. More>>

Gongs Got: Canon Media Awards & NZ Radio Awards Happen

Radio NZ: RNZ website The Wireless, which is co-funded by NZ On Air, was named best website, while Toby Manhire and Toby Morris won the best opinion general writing section for their weekly column on rnz.co.nz and Tess McClure won the best junior feature writer section. More>>

ALSO:

Pre-Budget: Debt Focus Risks Losing Opportunity To Stoke Economy

The Treasury is likely to upgrade its forecasts for economic growth in Budget 2016 next week but Finance Minister Bill English has already signalled that more of his focus is on debt repayment than on fiscal stimulus or tax cuts... More>>

ALSO:

Fulton Hogan's Heroes: Managing Director Nick Miller Resigns

Fulton Hogan managing director Nick Miller will leave the privately owned construction company after seven years in charge. The Dunedin-based company has kicked off a search for a replacement, and Miller will stay on at the helm until March next year, or until a successor has been appointed and a transition period completed. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Electricity, Executions, And Bob Dylan

The Electricity Authority has unveiled the final version of its pricing plan for electricity transmission. This will change the way transmission prices (which comprise about 10% of the average power bill) are computed, and will add hundreds of dollars a year to power bills for many ordinary consumers. More>>

ALSO:

Half Empty: Fonterra NZ, Australia Milk Collection Drops In Season

Fonterra Cooperative Group says milk collection is down in New Zealand and Australia, its two largest markets, in the first 11 months of the season during a period of weak dairy prices. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news