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The Great Eketahuna Cheese Festival

The Great Eketahuna Cheese Festival

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  • Mon 14 May ’18, 10:00am – 3:00pm


Eketahuna Community Centre, Haswell Street, Eketahuna


All Ages

Small cheese event for small cheesemakers in a small part of provincial New Zealand that has made a big contribution to NZ cheese. Join us!

Small cheesemakers and cheesemongers will be present chatting and tasting their cheeses.

It's gonna be huge.

Eketahuna Community Centre.
13th May, 3:00 - 4:30pm .
Cheese chat & tasting by cheesemonger Curd Nerd Calum Hodgson (open to the public, $5 donation). With some special surprises for curd nerds.

Eketahuna Community Centre
14th May, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Taste & purchase New Zealand farm cheese. Chew the fat with small cheesemakers from all over NZ. $5 donation for entry.

Eketahuna Community Centre
2:30pm - 2:40pm
Speaker: Biddy
Topic: 10mins? Ha ha ha, she's dreaming!

Afternoon Seminars – “cheese talk.”
2:45pm – 5:45pm
Speaker Line Up:

- John King - holistic farming coach
- Gabrielle Kervella - cheesemaker
- Doug Edmeades - soil and agricultural scientist
- Nick Haddow - cheesemaker
- Gill Palmer - HACCP guru
- Craig Prichard - sheep guy
- Colleen Dennison - cheesemaker
- Biddy Fraser-Davies - cheesemaker
- Dr Paul Neaves - microbiologist
- Calum Hodgson - Curd Nerd

Finish with a Panel Discussion and closing words
5:50pm – 6:45pm
Networking session.

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