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