Over the Moon Dairy Expands Repertoire for Cheese Month

Over the Moon Dairy are truly experts in cheese-making – after all, they have won over 95 medals and 15 trophies for their flavourful products.
So it’s no surprise that their new releases for October, Cheese Month 2016, have been highly anticipated.
The dairy has released two new-to-market, and two re-released cheeses– the most vibrant of which is the Black Sheep.
As the name suggests, it’s a semi-hard sheep cheese with smoked paprika and a creamy texture.
According to Sue Arthur, Over the Moon’s founder, and master cheese maker Neil Willman, it was inspired by a recent visit to the Basque region in France.
“The cheese is a little different, a new style for New Zealand, hence its name,” Willman explained.
The Sheep Cumerino is also a new-to-market cheese – a full-bodied Pecorino style decorated with toasted cumin seeds.
Regarding the re-released cheeses, which are only out for a limited time, Southern Cross is released once a year at 12 months old, as a farmhouse blend with a nutty aroma.
Burgundy Moon is also re-released – a black crust cheese featuring a rind washed by Merlot grape skins and seeds.
Any purchasers of these cheeses from participating retailers will go into the draw to win a luxury mini-break to the Hilton Lake Taupo with a dinner at Bistro Lago, and a selection of Over the Moon cheeses.
Further information is available at overthemoondairy.co.nz.