NZ Cheese Awards 2019

Posted in: Green Valley | 11 Jul 2019

On the 23rd May the Green Valley team had the privilege of attending the 2019 NZ Cheese Awards. Once again we sponsored the Green Valley Dairies Champion Fresh Un-Ripened Cheese Award and are very excited to announce the winner: Zany Zeus for their Zany Zeus Cream Cheese.

Mark Pulman presented the award to Meropi Matsis from Zany Zeus.

For the past 12 years Zany Zeus has focused on supplying cheese, organic milk, cream and cultured products (mascarpone, sour cream, crème fraiche, cream cheese and yoghurt) to hundreds of cafes and restaurants, predominately in the Wellington region. Michael Matsis and his sister Meropi decided to open their first ever retail store in Moera, Lower Hutt in March 2012, just up the road from the milk and cheese factory.

Twenty-one cheese experts judged over 280 entries, including butter and yoghurt, along with 20 new cheeses made by home cheesemakers this year. It was a wonderful night had by all, with 223 medals awarded to locally-made cheese!


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