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Aroha Organic Goat Cheese

Aroha Organic Goat Cheese
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52 Bailey Road, Te Aroha
07 884 8555

Full Description

We are a small Artisan Cheesemaking Co with a BIG personal touch.

We are Bio Gro certified organic (4181)  and MPI registered (9682).  We farm a small flock of Saanen and Anglo Nubian girls and produce a Dutch style Gouda cheese from their beautiful healthy milk,  either pasteurised or unpasteurised.

Over the last 3 years we have been on the "Raw Milk Cheese" journey with MPI (formerly NZFSA) and we are now certified and registered to produce Raw Milk Cheese - the very first Cheese Co in NZ ever. It was always our dream to do this and give our customers a choice.

We love our girls and we try to provide them with a happy and healthy lifestyle as close as is possible to their natural habitat by providing a variety of pastures, herbal lays, trees and shrubs.
We don`t feed grain as apart from a small treat of organic barley to the girls on the milking stand.

We are not producing JUST cheese,  each cheese is a little journey starting from healthy pastures, to happy healthy girls, to happy milking and cheese making with the final trophy a beautiful hand crafted organic cheese.

We sell via our website www.organicgoatcheese.co.nz  and courier out nationwide.

We mostly make to order therefore a waiting time will apply most of the time except for standing orders.  We sometimes have “lucky dip” orders, those are spare small wheels which can be any flavour and customers  just take whatever is there,  this is very popular.
We produce a Gouda Plain and  a further 9 different Gouda Herbal varieties.

We  also sell organic raw milk here at the farm gate as per MPI regulations 5L per person/day  for own consumption only and to bring own spot clean container.

Because we farm in accordance to nature we don`t produce any cheeses during June and July when our girls are on Maternity leave.

Environment Friendly Action

We conserve heat We conserve water We reduce/limit oil/gas carbon emissions We recycle where possible We compost food waste We use bio-degradable cleaning agents We mention green/eco issues on our website

Open Hours

Organic goat cheese sold via website only. Organic raw goat milk- gate sales by appointment.

All Year Available

August to May only
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