In the hills behind Katikati, we have created Mount Eliza Cheese – a small artisan creamery where we have revived the age-old art of making cloth-ripened hard cheeses.

We make:

  • Farmhouse Cheddar
  • Traditional Cheshire
  • Red Leicester
  • Eliza Blue
  • Gooey Blue

Cloth-ripened cheese
Our aim is to bring back the real cheeses – handmade with care, wholesome, down to earth, local and fresh.
Our inspiration comes from the use of traditional recipes and methods that date back centuries.

Handmade from small batches of fresh full-cream farmhouse milk, the cheeses are matured in calico (rather than plastic or wax). The cloth allows the cheese to ‘breathe’ naturally and excess whey is evaporated through the cloth.

The result is a matured cheese with a beautiful natural rind, rich sweet-earthy flavours and a texture and moisture balance that can only be achieved with cloth-ripening.

Tauranga Farmers’ Market – Saturday mornings
Katikati Produce Market – Friday evenings

Door sales, factory tours and tasting – appointment is essential tel: 5495669.  Groups welcome.

 

 

OUR DETAILS
Mount Eliza Cheese Ltd
Chris & Jill Whalley
266 Hot Springs Road
RD 2, Katikati 3178
Bay of Plenty
New Zealand
Telephone
Orders and enquiries: 07-549 5669
Fax
Orders and enquiries: 07-549 5669
Email
cheese@mounteliza.co.nz
Website
www.mounteliza.co.nz
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