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Definitely worth a visit

A little way out of town you’ll find this hidden gem. A super-friendly host and delicious cheeses... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Cheese was good!

We thought we were lost or something on the way there... but dont fret! Its part of the charm of... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2018
Kriselle M
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Ben Ohau Road Cheese is currently taking a 12-month break from production and The Cheese Room will also be closed during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will keep you updated of our re-opening plans in late 2019. Ben Ohau...more
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79 Ben Ohau Road | Ben Ohau, Twizel 7999, New Zealand
+64 21 500 523
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

Are you a foodie? Do you love cheese? Wanna try different varieties of cheese? If answer to above questions is "Yes" then this is a must recommended place to visit in twizel Lots of varieties of cheese; service was fantastic. We were served a platter...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank TravlQ
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

A little way out of town you’ll find this hidden gem. A super-friendly host and delicious cheeses and accompaniments, it’s definitely worth the drive to Ben Ohau Cheese. Don’t forget to take cash.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LittleKiwiGal
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

We thought we were lost or something on the way there... but dont fret! Its part of the charm of this place. Really good cheese!!! And entertaining hosts. We bought their soft cheeses to take away. A great stop in Twizel when you want to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kriselle M
Reviewed April 3, 2018

Great cheese, fantastic service, outstanding experience! My partner had done some investigating and we visited on a weekday (having taken the week off work in Chch for annual leave) Matt welcomed us warmly and provided a delicious tasting platter of various homemade cheeses, chutneys, and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Alice S
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

We visited Ben Ohau Road Cheese with no expectations only hoping to be able to taste some delicious cheese! We were delightfully surprised to arrive at a completely off-the-grid little picturesque farm and a warm welcome from Matt and his family. It was a beautiful...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank KBDB92
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Off the beaten track cheese room. A different experience and setting. They make the cheese on site using local produce. Good quality cheese.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed June 25, 2017

Fantastic friendly service and a quality product! Make sure you check it out when you're in the area!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Henry H
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

My Wife and 8 year old daughter arrived and were warmly welcomed. It was great to see someone really following their passion. The cheese was great as was the chutney and jelly. When we arrived we did not know what to expect but when we...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Craig P
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

A slightly off the beaten track cheese-maker who makes Haloumi, a blue and a soft white cheese. We loved the Pear Jelly which had a molasses or thick honey consistency. A great accompaniment to the cheese.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Adventurer62
Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

A real hidden gem! Matt was a nice guy and we bought some of bobs bowls. Good luck with building the business further

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank AnnetteBruce1
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