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artisan sheep cheese

Kate and James Clairmont are proud to offer their award-winning sheep cheese online to you for the first time ever. Head to our shop and create your unique cheese board now!


five trophies claimed at the 2024 cheese awards gala

It was a huge win for sheep milk on the 2nd May at the NZ Specialist Cheese Association Champion of Cheese Awards Gala, where we won five gold trophies for our pecorino and cumino in five different categories – up against all cheeses and the giants of the industry.


five times gold award-winning kiwi made sheep cheese

Our cumino, manchego, feta, danbo and pecorino all took out gold at the Champion of Champions title at the 2024 Champions of Cheese Awards! We are incredibly proud of what has already been a fantastic year for our small team.


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.

some of our favourites


read our story

James and Kate Clairmont, with their two school-aged kids, Theo and Lily, follow pasture-fed, ethical farming practices in order to bring you fresh, healthy sheep milk products.


"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


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