award-winning kiwi made sheep cheese
Not only did our Maraetotara Manchego win gold, but it also took out the Champion of Champions title at the 2022 Champions of Cheese Awards.
“For a boutique producer to deliver such a high quality cheese shows our small scale industry is in great hands.” – Master Judge, Jason Tarrant
the sheep milk difference
Sheep milk is naturally homogenised, therefore it is lovely and creamy with a velvet-like texture. Almost twice the calcium, and much higher in protein and amino acids than cow milk, sheep milk is an A2 milk and suitable for people who have lactose sensitivity.
"I have been using Craggy Range Sheep Dairy as a main stay on my menus since I discovered their products. I'm proud to use a local product that is ethically farmed with care and passion. Their cheeses are aged to perfection and sold with perfect maturity and are nothing short of delicious. I truly believe that Craggy Range Sheep Dairy produces not only the best cheeses in Hawke's Bay, but the very best world-class cheese in New Zealand."
– Regnar Christensen, Executive Chef, Black Barn Bistro