The best cheese in New Zealand

New Zealand cheeses have evolved in the past 30 years; today cow, goat, sheep and even buffalo cheeses can be enjoyed with your favourite tipple.

New Zealand cheeses are the perfect accompaniment to pretty much any and every drink. Whether you're looking for a nibble with your wine or beer, or some pretty canapes to snack on with a gorgeous cocktail, there's a cheese in New Zealand just waiting to find its perfect pair.

The standard of our cheese is so good, there's now a team of expert cheese judges who have the enviable job of trying a range of New Zealand cheeses to see which ones are worth of a trophy from the 2020 NZ Champions of Cheese Awards, which have just been announced.

It's more important than ever to celebrate the outstanding quality and diversity of New Zealand's amazing cheese industry by buying and eating locally made! For full Awards results visit