NZ CHAMPIONS OF CHEESE AWARDS
The NZ Champions of Cheese Awards is run by the New Zealand Specialist Cheesemakers Association to promote and develop the NZ cheese industry. The Awards and associated events are owned and managed by the New Zealand Specialist Cheesemakers Association Board.
The New Zealand Champion of Cheese Awards are judged independently by an expert team of New Zealand judges and an international Master judge, Russell Smith to ensure professionalism, expert knowledge and credibility.
These Awards honour technical excellence in the manufacture of New Zealand cheese. Ultimately, there is a broader objective to drive consumption of NZ specialist cheeses by raising awareness, encouraging trial and promoting usage of NZ cheese.
New Zealand’s cheese industry is thriving. Consumer demand for specialist cheese, at home and overseas has never been stronger. The NZ Champions of Cheese Awards champion excellence in this evolving, exciting industry sector and to showcase the extraordinary diversity and superb quality of the country’s cheese.