Winter Cheese News

Winter break
We will be closed for our usual winter break for the week beginning Monday 22nd July. The shop will reopen on Tuesday 30 July.  We will be at the Farmers Market with lots of cheese on Saturday 27 July if you need to stock up!  If you wanting to get some extra bread this week to keep you going over the break, please ring us the day before so we make sure we produce enough for everyone!

Saggio di Vino Cheese and Wine Evening
Martin will be making a guest appearance at the next Saggio cheese night on Monday 5th August with a selection of his favourite cheese to match with Saggio’s delicious wine. The final selection of cheese and wine matches hasn’t quite been made, but there will be a mixture of cheese from home and abroad. Please keep an eye on Saggio di Vino’s website for more details and to make a booking.  Numbers are limited and kept small to ensure a personal evening with plenty of time for questions for Martin and Kate the Sommelier.
http://www.saggiodivino.co.nz/events/

Traffic updates
Thankfully the roadworks directly outside the shop have been completed, but it is still pretty difficult getting in and around town with lots of ‘down to one lane’ or ‘road closed – no exit’ signs everywhere.  Lately I have found Montreal St (from the south) not too conjested, and from the North I recommend getting onto Kilmore St, then Park Terrace and Worcester St, to avoid the bottle neck in Durham St.

Cheese news
Our picks for cheeses of the moment are – Mahoe 4 yr Edam, Gruyere Vieux, old and gnarly Curio Bay sheep cheeses from Blue River Dairy and probably the best Lindis Pass Bries we’ve ever had from Whitestone!  Also see recent blog posts regarding the wonderful Dirty Devil and Isle of Mull Cheddar!