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Kaikoura Cheese

Te Morehu


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Te Mōrehu

1. (noun) survivor, remnant

Te Mōrehu is a washed rind cow’s milk cheese that is matured and ready to eat at two months. Typically available after 2/4 months the cheese is also aged up to 14 months. The washing of the rind attracts the native flora giving a smell/flavor of smoked bacon and sometimes an oyster/scallop or nutty profile. The centre of the cheese is semi hard, ripening from the outside in to a sometimes slightly crumbly center. Slightly sour in the centre with a creamy savoury outer centre, which is carried by the salt.

Also an exceptional melting cheese very good alternative to a Raclette.

The size of the cheese varies around 1kg and comes in a brick shape 90mm by 70mm and 190mm long. 

Availability: all year round although short stock in September.

​We are delighted to share our cheeses with you!

New Zealand delivery only. Physical delivery address required - sorry, no rural addresses or PO Boxes.

Flat rates: $15  

Orders will be dispatched Monday - Thursday (we will do our best to dispatch orders same day if placed before lunch). Orders placed on a Friday will be dispatched on the following Monday.

If your order is URGENT please call and let us know, help us get it to you on time. Ph. (03) 319 7598

Please give a contact phone number ​and clear delivery instructions - where to leave the parcel if you are not home, e.g. 'in the SHADE at the back door'. If a customer is not home to take delivery of the goods, the goods shall be left at the delivery address unless a signature is specifically asked for.

Highly perishable goods

Due to the perishable nature of cheese we can only send goods within New Zealand, and no rural addresses sorry. We use ice to keep the cheese cold, and polly bins in the warmer months.

If you have any further questions, feel free to email or call us on (03) 319 7598.


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