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Cheese in NZ

Is there a good selection? Can you get English cheeses or if not are there any varieties that are similar?
My favourite is a really mature Cheddar
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Old Feb 18th 2008, 9:58 pm
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Originally Posted by Sue R View Post
Cheese in NZ

Is there a good selection? Can you get English cheeses or if not are there any varieties that are similar?
My favourite is a really mature Cheddar
http://www.fonterra.com/wps/wcm/conn...+Cheese+Foods/

It's a start
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Good selection then

Excellent, some new cheeses to try, Taupo and Egmont.
Was worried I may miss the variety in the UK.
I love getting some nice bread or crackers, a few different cheeses, some wine and just sitting on the sofa getting fat
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Cheese in NZ

Is there a good selection? Can you get English cheeses or if not are there any varieties that are similar?
My favourite is a really mature Cheddar
I saw a few English cheeses at New World (Albany Mega Centre) last Sunday.

also now they have (new) UK section. I bought loads of Heintz Baked Beans ($3.15) cos it's much cheaper than damn Cool Britannia :curse: in Welly.

nz Kapiti cheeses are better than English cheeeeeeeeeeses
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Originally Posted by Sue R View Post
Cheese in NZ

Is there a good selection? Can you get English cheeses or if not are there any varieties that are similar?
My favourite is a really mature Cheddar
This place makes some nice cheeses... just not English ones!

http://www.matatokicheese.co.nz/
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Cheese in NZ

Is there a good selection? Can you get English cheeses or if not are there any varieties that are similar?
My favourite is a really mature Cheddar
Sue, its a mixed bag really, I love me cheese and have been dissapointed by some and happy with others! Some supermarkets have some british style cheese, have seen Cheshire, Wensleydale and Red Leicester varieties which I think must be made locally somewhere.

Lot of the mainstream cheddars are bland (I'm still not sure what Colby is supposed to be???) compared to some UK stuff, though you can get some, you may need to go to the specialist (and expensive!) makers to satisfy your mature cheddar tastes!!
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And going off at a tangent as usual: what's 'tasty cheese' all about??
Do we need to be told it's tasty? Can't we make our own minds up??
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imho,i think the selection of cheeses in NZ are far better than UK, regularly have get togethers with friends,and feel you are spoilt for choice with cheese and the lovely selection of patti...jacky
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imho,i think the selection of cheeses in NZ are far better than UK, regularly have get togethers with friends,and feel you are spoilt for choice with cheese and the lovely selection of patti...jacky
Really? I miss a lot of the good cheddar you get back home, just not the choice here, mmm M&S Cornish Cruncher...was a 7 on the mature cheese scale!!

Would like a lovely bit of Stilton at times too....
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Really? I miss a lot of the good cheddar you get back home, just not the choice here, mmm M&S Cornish Cruncher...was a 7 on the mature cheese scale!!

Would like a lovely bit of Stilton at times too....
I don't miss British Cheeses, either
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I don't miss British Cheeses, either
Well I do
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Cheese us really expensive here, especially if, like us, you enjoy a vintage cheddar. You'll pay more for it than the run-of-the-mill type, but it's worth it.

The NZ versions of European cheeses tend to be rather poor in flavour and not comparable to the originals, although they'll still be expensive. The vintage with the black label is good. At Xmas I was able to get original French cheese in the supermarkets.
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Considering we are a huge dairy farming country (i used to be a dairy farmer) I cannot believe the huge jump in price of cheese in New Zealand in the last few weeks its almost doubled in price......Of course it wont have anything to do with the fact that the average dairy farmer in NZ yearly earnings are 800k plus would it lol.................................

Has anyone else noticed this or is it just me lol....
One comment i have to make is that you dont seem to see the blocks of cheese here in nz supermarkets like in the UK like wher you can have the ammount you want cut off at the deli in NZ we seem to have just mostly the pre-packaged stuff...I love looking at all the different colours of cheeses in the UK they are nice and bright...................tasty cheese i believe is called that because it is matured the longest and therefore has a definate stronger taste but i did a google search and here you are for those cheese lovers its all explained here...
http://www.opencountry.co.nz/index.php?section_id=3
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Guess I will just have to try different ones and find some I like, maybe get some expensive stuff every now and again to satisfy the craving

Surely I must have more important things to worry about than the availability of cheese? Or maybe I'm on the first step towards cheese addiction, I've heard it's worse than heroin...
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Moore Wilsons often has a great selection of cheeses. Nice big blocks of cheese
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