NZ Champions of Cheese Awards 2023

Celebrating 20 Years of NZ Champions of Cheese Awards, the 2023 Awards was held on Thursday, 4 May at The Atrium in Hamilton.

A big winner was one of the country’s most well-known cheese brands; Fonterra Brands New Zealand, Kāpiti, which collected six trophies.

Matt Ford, NZ Sales Manager presented the Champion Export Cheese category trophy;

Dominion Salt Champion Export Cheese, Kāpiti Kānuka Havarti Smoked

NZ Champions of Cheese 2023 Supreme Awards included;

  • Open Country Dairy Extra Mature Cheddar; Countdown Champion of Champions (Commercial)
  • Meyer Cheese, Fenugreek; New World Champion of Champions (Mid-sized)
  • Cartwheel Creamery, Opiki Ma; Puhoi Valley Champion of Champions (Boutique)
  • Adrian Walcroft, Cartwheel Creamery; MilkTest NZ Champion Cheesemaker