CHEESE IS AN ADVENTURE
about over the moon dairy
We proudly bring you handcrafted cheeses of all descriptions to delight your senses.

We create New Zealand’s widest range of specialty cheeses from the world’s finest ingredients – locally sourced goat, cow, sheep and buffalo milk.

Our boutique factory, based in the lush dairying region of South Waikato, has been producing specialty cheese since 2007 and has won more than 120 medals and trophies from around the world.

We make around 24,000 kilograms of cheese a year, and have a big commitment to developing and promoting New Zealand dairy using international research, development and innovation.

Our small factory is on State Highway 1 in Putaruru, in the heart of the South Waikato, and is open for tastings, demonstrations and cheesemaking courses. Our factory shop sells our whole range of cheese, as well as gourmet accompaniments.

All orders received by 10am Wednesday are dispatched for delivery before the weekend, or order online to collect Monday – Fridays.

The idea behind Over the Moon Dairy Company was simple: cheese should be adventurous, fun and a bit sophisticated. Founder Sue Arthur believed that in New Zealand, where we produce some of the world’s best quality milk, there are no excuses for making boring cheese.

What began as a passion project and a small team in 2007 has become one of the local area’s most loved and recognised brands. Making New Zealand’s widest range of specialty cheeses from four different type of milk, Over the Moon’s products are on the menu in many top restaurants and found in quality delicatessens all over the country – including its own welcoming factory tasting room in Putaruru and its flagship store in Cambridge.

Demand for Over the Moon’s innovative range of cheeses has led to an increase in production. With its position as market leader affirmed, the company has never lost sight of its values. Every single cheese is handcrafted

south waikato

We proudly bring you handcrafted cheeses of all descriptions to delight your senses.

We create New Zealand’s widest range of specialty cheeses from the world’s finest ingredients – locally sourced goat, cow, sheep and buffalo milk.

Our boutique factory, based in the lush dairying region of South Waikato, has been producing specialty cheese since 2007 and has won more than 120 medals and trophies from around the world.

We make around 24,000 kilograms of cheese a year, and have a big commitment to developing and promoting New Zealand dairy using international research, development and innovation.

Our small factory is on State Highway 1 in Putaruru, in the heart of the South Waikato, and is open for tastings, demonstrations and cheesemaking courses. Our factory shop sells our whole range of cheese, as well as gourmet accompaniments.

cheesemaking style
Our special cheeses are made through traditional processes, paying homage to the great time-honoured methods of cheesemaking internationally.

But we’re not afraid to try something new.

With the highest-quality local ingredients, a bank of exceptional recipes and a drive to explore new flavour combinations, our two cheesemakers Gee and Craig are in our ‘make room’ between 6am and 2pm each weekday producing their next batch of world-class handmade cheese.

The best time to watch cheese being made is between 10am and 12 noon Monday to Thursday. It’s best to ring us before you come to guarantee we’ll be making cheese when you visit.

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