Onewhero, North Waikato
Pasteurised Cows Milk
In 1981, Dutch immigrant Albert Alferink started making cheese to the traditional Gouda recipe with the milk from the neighbouring farm. The result took on a new character that reflected the local milk and flora, so he named it accordingly. Waikato Vintage is made in spring and matured for at least 2 years. The flavour is rich and milky with a sweet finish reflecting the fresh, spring milk & an experienced hand. Gold medal at the 2020 NZ Cheese Awards and Bronze at the 2019 World Cheese Awards.