Hello Cheeselovers!

Christmas orders must be placed by Thursday 16th December at midday to ensure delivery by Christmas. We will do our best to dispatch orders received after this time before Christmas, but due to the high volume of orders we are receiving, we cannot guarantee this.  We appreciate your patience for all orders in December as both our dispatch team and NZ Post’s overnight courier are doing our best to provide a swift service. But, in some occasions it may take a up to a week for your order to arrive. We will not be liable for delivery delays with the courier service, so please order as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Merry Christmas from the

Barrys Bay Cheese Team xx

We’re not Just Great.

We’re Local.

At Barrys Bay Cheese, our milk comes from local, grass-fed cows. We don’t know their names, but we know where they live. Sourcing our most important ingredient from a single farm in the same geographic area is one of the ways we ensure that every piece of our cheese tastes as good as the last. Being so close to the source of our most important ingredient also has implications for our cheese. Not many people know this, but milk doesn’t like being jiggled about inside a milk tanker. So the less time it spends on the road, the better. By minimising the travel time from the farm to our factory, we do our best to preserve the unique flavour profile of the local milk that gives Barrys Bay cheese its distinctive taste.

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Barrys Bay Cheese has been made
the traditional way since 1895.

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Our Team

Local cheese made by local people.  We’ve spent years obsessing over creating the best cheeses in all the land – over 120 years, in fact! – and we pride ourselves in producing delicious cheeses for our loyal customers.  We’ve spent hours over the vat, meticulously checking the pH of the curds and whey and days exclusively wiping and turning cheese wheel after cheese wheel.  And when we hang our hats at the end of the day… it’s all for the love of cheese.

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