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With heavy hearts we have decided to close our business with effect from mid-July. We have been around since 2000, initially trading from a little van before opening the Salisbury cheese shop and bakery in 2002.Business developed slowly at first, but by 2010 we had a regular clientele and there was a growing interest in proper handmade cheese. We still see many of these lovely customers, but running a small business since the earthquakes has taken its toll. We will therefore stop trading at the Arts Centre from mid-July, when our lease runs out. At present, neither of us are sure what comes next, maybe a smaller shop, maybe another van! What is certain is that folks with Cheesemonger Gift Vouchers need to pop in and redeem them by July. ... See MoreSee Less

With heavy hearts we have decided to close our business with effect from mid-July. We have been around since 2000, initially trading from a little van before opening the Salisbury cheese shop and bakery in 2002.Business developed slowly at first, but by 2010 we had a regular clientele and there was a growing interest in proper handmade cheese. We still see many of these lovely customers, but running a small business since the earthquakes has taken its toll. We will therefore stop trading at the Arts Centre from mid-July, when our lease runs out. At present, neither of us are sure what comes next, maybe a smaller shop, maybe another van! What is certain is that folks with Cheesemonger Gift Vouchers need to pop in and redeem them by July.

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Oh nooooooo!!! Oh a sad day for all! Nobody can say you haven't given it your all and for my own very selfish reasons as well as for yourselves, I really do hope that you continue on in business in some way or another. Cheese lovers need you!

2 months ago   ·  5
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TheMighty Steve πŸ™

2 months ago
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Alaine trips to Christchurch won't be as much fun now. All the best for the future guys.

2 months ago   ·  2

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Paddy Scott this is terrible news!!

2 months ago
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Leeanne Kerr

2 months ago
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Joshua Daniel Foley πŸ™

2 months ago
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Viva Yvette Marree Emma

2 months ago

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πŸ˜₯ sad news guys. Hope to hear you are starting a new adventure soon!

2 months ago
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:'(

2 months ago
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Oh no! That is the saddest news!

2 months ago
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Very sad news.

2 months ago
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Oh what a shame. Being in business is so hard, and your business was fabulous but you must be working so many hours. Good luck with whatever comes next.

2 months ago   ·  1
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So sorry- but good luck with the next adventure. We’ll be there...

2 months ago
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So sorry to hear this Sarah 😞 - it’s always hard making these decisions. I hope this opens wonderful new doors for you guys though xx

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Elizabeth Mason

2 months ago
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Madeline Brown 😳

2 months ago
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Very sad to hear this. Perhaps you can open in a different locale--parking in the city may be keeping customers away.

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It's been great working with you two, We feel your pain, a big decision not taken lightly, Big boots to fill for anyone wanting to trade in the Chch CBD πŸ˜₯, If you need beerzies,let us know? I'm keen.

2 months ago
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Steve Rylands πŸ˜…

2 months ago
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Saddest news! When are you closing in July? Hoping it’s after I’ve visited mid July! Thanks for being such wonderful providers of good cheese.

2 months ago
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I am so sorry to hear this...not only the best cheese in Christchurch, but the best bread in Christchurch as well.πŸ™

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Esther Janeway Zorn-deReus excellent timing for our visit

2 months ago

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Lucy Langman - you will have to take work orders for a round of toasted raclette sandwiches...

2 months ago
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Whisky GaloreWe're so sad to hear you will be closing your doors, you truly are a Christchurch institution and you will be sadly missed - our weekly Friday lunches will never be the same again! We wish you both all the best going forward and hope that you will be able to come and join us for a wee dram and a catch up sometime soon.

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Michael sad news!

2 months ago

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Canterbury Cheesemongers shared Ministry for Primary Industries's post.

It's not often you get the opportunity to be part of a group of passionate/knowledgeable cheese folks and their Regulators, working together in such a purposeful and constructive way. It appears that anything is possible!
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New Food Act changes are coming for NZ cheesemakers this year. Today – in Wellington – we’re meeting with 29 cheese makers & distributors, plus technical writers and verifiers, to design a new template food plan for cheese makers – from milking to selling. πŸ§€πŸ§€ Many thanks to New Zealand Specialist Cheesemakers Association, Ben Ohau Road Cheese, Glenbrook Cheese Company, Kaikoura Cheese Limited, Little Farm Cheese Company, Mount Eliza Cheese Limited, Texas BBQ Foods Limited, Wangapeka Cheese Limited, Wairiri Buffalo, Farmstead Artisan Goats Cheese, Mahoe Cheese, Grinning Gecko Cheese Company, Emilio's cheese, Kingsmeade Cheese, Canterbury Cheesemongers, Cranky Goat Ltd, Cartwheel Creamery, Rati Manjari's Limited, Origin Earth NZ, Cilantro Cheese, Sentry Hill Organics, Over the Moon Dairy Company, and Mercer Cheese for attending today’s Template for Small Cheesemakers Workshop, and for sharing your knowledge and experiences – much appreciated! As part of the Food Act 2014, we want to ensure that New Zealand businesses are supported through easy-to-use and efficient legislation. This includes developing a single set of rules by way of a template for small cheesemakers that enables these businesses to comply across the Food and Animal Products Act regimes. For more information, visit www.mpi.govt.nz/food-safety/food-act-2014/

Its not often you get the opportunity to be part of a group of passionate/knowledgeable cheese folks and their Regulators, working together in such a purposeful and constructive way. It appears that anything is possible!

Great to hear there is an opportunity to work together and hopefully get the right outcome for all

3 months ago
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The people need their cheese! or is that "cheeses"? πŸ™‚

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Anna Liz Guenther

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We’re back!!! Along with the World Buskers Festival right out front the shop for the next couple of weeks. Lots of fun and entertainment but no parking. The Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu car park off Gloucester st has the first hour free and is just a 2 minute walk away. #cheeseinthesun #buskersfestival ... See MoreSee Less

We’re back!!! Along with the World Buskers Festival right out front the shop for the next couple of weeks. Lots of fun and entertainment but no parking. The Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu car park off Gloucester st has the first hour free and is just a 2 minute walk away. #cheeseinthesun #buskersfestival

Shane

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WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR OUR SUMMER BREAK! REOPENING TUESDAY 16TH JANUARY. WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY NEW YEAR! ... See MoreSee Less

WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR OUR SUMMER BREAK!  REOPENING TUESDAY 16TH JANUARY.  WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

enjoy your break <3

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Shane Jarden Nooooooooo! This is not good😩 As much as they most definitely deserve a holiday - we didn't get our cheese grommet!

6 months ago
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Enjoy your break πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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Canterbury Cheesemongers posted 2 photos.

Open today 10-3!! Last chance to stock up on your Colston Bassett Dairy Stilton. And all your other cheesey Christmas treats! #cheeseisgood #merrychristmas from The cheesemongers team!
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Open today 10-3!! Last chance to stock up on your Colston Bassett Dairy Stilton. And all your other cheesey Christmas treats! #cheeseisgood #merrychristmas from The cheesemongers team!

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6 months ago
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Should you need a bit of a reminder......we are open Saturday 9am to 5pm and Christmas Eve 10am to 3pm. ... See MoreSee Less

"We'll go somewhere where there's cheese!" Gromit is unimpressed. From "Wallace and Gromit in A Grand Day Out"

See you later on today....tis always the season for the sweet baby cheeses...

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Now's the time to be buying Colston Bassett Dairy Stilton for Xmas. It can only be made in the Midlands in England - an area that was a days coach ride, three hundred years ago, from London. History has it, that is was enjoyed by travelers at the Bell Inn Public House, which sat majestically in the village of Stilton. Our cheeses are selected by Neal's Yard Dairy - 8kg cylindrical wheels with natural, biscuity rinds and an oozing syrupiness that tells you when the cheese is ready to eat. Sweet and creamy, full of flavour and utterly marvelous; these cheeses should be enjoyed, peacefully, with an oatcake or piece of Christmas cake and a wee dram from Whisky Galore. Hallelujah! ... See MoreSee Less

Nows the time to be buying Colston Bassett Dairy Stilton for Xmas. It can only be made in the Midlands in England - an area that was a days coach ride, three hundred years ago, from London. History has it, that is was enjoyed by travelers at the Bell Inn Public House, which sat majestically in the village of Stilton. Our cheeses are selected by Neals Yard Dairy - 8kg cylindrical wheels with natural, biscuity rinds and an oozing syrupiness that tells you when the cheese is ready to eat. Sweet and creamy, full of flavour and utterly marvelous; these cheeses should be enjoyed, peacefully, with an oatcake or piece of Christmas cake and a wee dram from Whisky Galore. Hallelujah!

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πŸ§€πŸ§€πŸ§€ cheese Wallace

6 months ago
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Oh yum yum Dianne MacCormick

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Anna Penney

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Christmas 2018 Kate and James?

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Yes please Sarah πŸ‘Œ

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Tony Sharples what do you think?! X

6 months ago
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Shane Jarden don’t mind if we do!

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I brought my dad to your store so he could buy this wonderful cheese, it was his favourite! Sadly he passed away this year but I will be in soon to buy some to have with a piece of walnut bread to remember him and the look on his face when he came into your store the first time and tasted it πŸ€ͺ

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Carl Geldermans

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Lovely painting of a Christmassy clementine by British artist Julian Merrow-Smith to remind everyone that today is the deadline to place Xmas Mail Orders for us to send out. Also tomorrow (Saturday) is the final day for placing Shop Orders - a clever device, for those organised folks, who want to avoid any possibility of queuing for cheese on the last days before Christmas. Details:http://www.cheesemongers.co.nz/christmas-2017-information/
But don't panic.... we are open all day tomorrow and then next week, from Tuesday (19th) through to 3pm Xmas Eve, so there's plenty of time to stock up on your important cheese essentials!
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Lovely painting of a Christmassy clementine by British artist Julian Merrow-Smith to remind everyone that today is the deadline to place Xmas Mail Orders for us to send out. Also tomorrow (Saturday) is the final day for placing Shop Orders - a clever device, for those organised folks, who want to avoid any possibility of queuing for cheese on the last days before Christmas. Details:http://www.cheesemongers.co.nz/christmas-2017-information/  
But dont panic.... we are open all day tomorrow and then next week, from Tuesday (19th) through to 3pm Xmas Eve, so theres plenty of time to stock up on your important cheese essentials!

Is now a good time to admit that i can't remember what time i said i would pick up order? πŸ€”πŸ€£πŸ˜Ά

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Summery Friday lunchtime at The Arts Centre - Christchurch. Everyone looking so relaxed and happy! Curator's Deli and Zen Sushi and Dumplings buzzy and busy. ... See MoreSee Less