NZ Champions of Cheese Awards

In a year where the international Master Judge said the quality of New Zealand-made cheese has never been better, the top two awards have gone to small, independent cheesemakers.

We served up a selection of wines and beverages at the annual Countdown Cheese Awards, where The Cheese Barn Organic Cumin Seed Gouda and Clevedon Buffalo Ricotta took top honours.

See the full list of Award Winners here.

Take a look at the gallery from the NZ Champions of Cheese Awards below.