Award Winning Local Cheese

Waikato Cheese makers do it again, taking home a boot-load of medals from the NZ Cheese Makers Awards.  In its 17th year judging for the awards luckily took place before Covid 19 lockdown.  Unfortunately, the swanky awards night which was to be held again in Hamilton had to be cancelled and winners settled for watching their names announced on a pre-recorded video.

Meyer Cheese, one of the most awards cheesemakers in New Zealand was named 2020 NZ Champions of Cheese Awards Supreme Champions for a Medium-sized Producer for their Meyer Goat’s Milk Gouda

Meyer Cheese is no stranger to the Supreme Champion awards – having been named a Supreme Champion on multiple occasions. Meyer Cheese is family affair, after being established in Waikato in 1976 by Fieke and Ben Meyer, it is now run by their sons;  Miel as general manager and Geert as head cheesemaker. Geert was named NZ Champion Cheesemaker in 2018 and 2019.

Meyer Cheese are an asset to the Waikato not just because of their wonderful cheese but their philosophy of giving back.  Meyer Cheese a major sponsors of Waikato Food Inc’s annual Melt Challenge.

Bidfresh Hamilton are proud to support our talented local cheesemakers and ensure local chefs can add local award winning cheeses to their menus by stocking a full range of local cheeses from Meyer Cheese, Over The Moon, Clevedon Buffalo and Cilantro.


Meyer Cheese, Meyer Cheese Fenugreek,
Meyer Cheese Cracked Pepper
Meyer Cheese Garlic & Chives
Meyer Cheese Smoked Gouda
Meyer Cheese Goats Milk Gouda  (Trophy winner)

Clevedon Buffalo Feta  (Trophy Winner)
Clevedon Buffalo Oaxaca
Clevedon Buffalo Chilli and Lime Marinated Cheese
Clevedon Buffalo Garlic and Thyme Marinated Cheese
Clevedon Buffalo Natural Yoghurt  (Trophy Winner)
Clevedon Buffalo Vanilla Bean Yoghurt
Clevedon Buffalo Passionfruit Yoghurt
Clevedon Buffalo Lemon Zest Yoghurt

Over the Moon Dairy, Over the Moon Galactic Gold
Over the Moon Black Truffle Brie
Over the Moon The Black Sheep