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Just one of those places you have to visit!

Simply, I'll say, you HAVE to stop by this wonderful gem! Some of the BEST cheese I've ever tasted... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2018
jeffdisney
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Portland, OR
Fabulous Cheese Tasting Section

Went to a restaurant in Hamilton (Victoria St Bistro) that has a fabulous cheese platter on the... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2018
NZTimeTraveller
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Putaruru, New Zealand
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“black truffle”(4 reviews)
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We are a boutique cheesemaking factory, making a wide range of cheese types from cow, sheep, goat and buffalo milk. You can usually see our cheesemakers at work Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday and the most action happens from about 10.30 to 1pm. As we...more
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33 Tirau Street, Putaruru 3411, New Zealand
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+64 7-883 8238
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

Simply, I'll say, you HAVE to stop by this wonderful gem! Some of the BEST cheese I've ever tasted - and unusual ones to boot. Had some great Buffalo Milk cheese, and spoiled myself with Goat Cheese topped with truffles. Spend some time watching the...More

Thank jeffdisney
Sue A, Owner at Over the Moon Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2018

Jeff thanks for such an enthusiastic review - we do love playing around in the factory to see what novel cheeses we can make and just love it when customers are impressed! - Sue (owner)

Reviewed July 23, 2018

Went to a restaurant in Hamilton (Victoria St Bistro) that has a fabulous cheese platter on the menu from this place , so went to try some more selections, they were excellent. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Lovely cappuccinos as well.

Thank NZTimeTraveller
Sue A, Owner at Over the Moon Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2018

Thanks for your lovely review and I'm so glad you enjoyed our cheese. Vic St Bistro is one of my favourite Hamilton restaurants and we love working with them. Sue (owner)

Reviewed June 19, 2018

Our 40th anniversary ended nicely with having a voucher to use at the "over the moon dairy". A great selection of cheeses and a good coffee was on offer.

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Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the Cheese tasting experience here at this little quaint Cheese factory. The staff is very friendly and was very generous - they kept bringing out several varieties of local cheese for us to taste. The Camembert with Truffle was...More

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Reviewed December 16, 2017

The cheese is wonderful! We enjoyed our server's explanation of the 7 or so different cheeses available for sample, and I was able to appreciate why I enjoy some more than others. We bought a piece of combination cheese for our dinner, and enjoyed it...More

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Sue A, Owner at Over the Moon Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2017

A wonderful review, thanks so much and really pleased you enjoyed your visit! - Sue (owner)

Reviewed December 12, 2017

The staff was lovely and the cheese was tasty. We did the cheese tasting and the bought several and enjoyed them throughout our trip.

Thank beccagreenleaf
Sue A, Owner at Over the Moon Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2017

Thankyou so much for your lovely feedback and for taking the time to post! - Sue (owner)

Reviewed November 28, 2017

We stopped here to do lunch. We didn't do lunch but we tasted and bought some of the best cheeses we have ever eaten. Maybe we should have tried their coffee too. I understand that they run cheese making workshops, which I think I would...More

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Sue A, Owner at Over the Moon Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2017

Thankyou so much for such an enthusiastic review! We put lots of passion into our cheese and love it when people enjoy it so much. Thanks for taking the time to review us. - Sue

Reviewed October 25, 2017

This quaint little shop and factory is so unique. The tasting chilled is a fabulous addition and certainly helped sway us on our choices. It's really cool to be able to see the factory at work too.

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Sue A, Owner at Over the Moon Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2017

Thanks for the lovely review! We're mad about helping people find something they love to eat! - Sue (owner)

Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

A cheese tasting at Over the Moon should be a compulsory stop for any cheese lovers traveling through Putaruru. The cheeses are exceptional, whether soft, hard or blue. The soft black truffle alone is worth the journey to Putaruru.

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Sue A, Owner at Over the Moon Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2017

Thanks for your lovely feedback and taking the time to write! We love our cheeses as much as you do.... - Sue (owner)

Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were just driving through the town and we saw writing in the window that claimed they had been voted the best cheese in 2017 so we had to stop. The gal at the front helped us in sampling quite a few...More

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Sue A, Owner at Over the Moon Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2017

Thanks so much for your lovely review. We love making and talking about cheese!! - Sue (owner)

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Johnfelton2
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Response from Sue A | Property representative |
Hi John, we start at a 2-hour ($105) and 4-hour ($145) course aimed at people making cheese at home and also do week-long intensive courses for professional cheesemakers. Check our website on New Zealand Cheese School for... More
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