Every October, the New Zealand Specialist Cheesemakers Association (NZSCA) members put on events and tastings to showcase some of New Zealand’s finest cheeses, and of course the cheesemakers themselves.
Farro will be hosting a number of in-store tastings, meet and greets as well as having some of the incredible cheeses on special! See what’s on below and be sure to come into store.
Meet the cheesemaker Zev Kaka-Holtz from Grinning Gecko
Cheesemaker Zev Kaka-Holtz from Grinning Gecko will be in our Grey Lynn Store tasting the decadently creamy and award-winning Kau Piro, a soft washed rind cheese. Like all Grinning Gecko Cheeses Kau Piro is handmade on the day of milking, from certified organic milk. Kau Piro received a gold medal at the 2016 NZ Champion of Cheese Awards and more recently won the bronze award for its cheesemaker Zev Kaka-Holtz at the UK International Cheese and Dairy Awards 2018.
Grey Lynn – Friday 5th October, 11am – 1pm
Tastings for Viavio
Grey Lynn – Saturday 6th October, 10am – 2pm
Lunn Ave – Saturday 13th October, 10am – 2pm
Epsom – Saturday 20th October, 10am – 2pm
Constellation Dr – Saturday 27th October, 10am – 2pm
Grey Lynn – Saturday 27th October, 10am – 2pm
Cheese and Wine Masterclass presented by Over the Moon & Man O’ War Wine
Come and celebrate the finest of cheesemakers at a fabulous Master Class. This is your chance to learn (and taste) about all things cheese from expert Sue Arthur, the owner of Over the Moon Cheese. To top it off, they’ll be matched with delicious Man O’ War wines!
Tickets are only $35 per person, so get in quick, click here to book now!
Constellation Drive – Wednesday 10th October 2018, 7:30pm – 9pm
Mt Eden- Thursday 11th October 2018, 7:30pm – 9pm
Whitestone Cheese talks Shenley Station Blue
Whitestone Cheese will be in-store talking their Shenley Station Blue cheese, an original New Zealand blue cheese with subtle raw mushroom flavour notes and smooth, sticky texture.
Constellation Drive – Friday 12th October, 3pm – 5pm
Constellation Drive – Saturday 13th October, 11am – 1pm
Puhoi Valley Cheese Co.
At Puhoi Valley their indulgent food reflects our belief that food made with care, to taste good, feeds the body and lifts our spirits. Come into store and taste some of their decadent cheeses.
Grey Lynn – Saturday 13th October, 11am – 1pm
Epsom – Sunday 14th October, 11am – 1pm
Talk with Daniel Shields – owner of Barrys Bay cheese
Daniel Shields – the owner of Barrys Bay Cheese, will be taking people through the different flavour profiles of his cheeses and the techniques involved with creating the flavours and textures their cheeses are renowned for. Daniel will be bringing one of their 36kg cloth bound cheddars as a centre-piece to these talks.
Grey Lynn – Friday 19th October, 3pm – 5pm
Lunn Ave – Saturday 20th October, 11am – 1pm
Meet Amanda Goodman – Owner/Cheesemaker at the Drunken Nanny
Come in to store and meet Amanda Goodman, owner and cheesemaker of the Drunken Nanny who will be tasting her award-winning goat cheese which is handcrafted in Martinborough, New Zealand.
Constellation Drive – Friday 26th October, 11am – 1pm
Grey Lynn – Friday 26th October, 3pm – 5pm
Orakei – Saturday 27th October, 11am – 1pm
Lunn Ave – Saturday 27th October, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Mt Eden, Sunday 28th October, 10am – 12pm
Epsom – Sunday 28th October, 1:30pm – 3:30pm