While Parmigiano Reggiano is the king of cheeses, Massimo’s burrata is the undisputed queen – the Marilyn Monroe of mozzarella.
Category: Artisan Watch
A scratchy phone line to Rob Beard is explained by the fact he’s on a high inland farm in Hawke’s Bay inspecting farming stock; he’s also overjoyed by the fact that he’s just spotted three deer.
I discovered sauerkraut quite late,” says Kelli Walker from Forage & Ferment, an artisan producer of sauerkrauts.
“Call me Betsy, that is what everyone in Wellington and New Zealand calls me,” says Betsaida Rivas Teutenberg.
This whakataukī pretty much sums up Kaikoura Cheese and their Mahi, in more ways than one.
It's that curiosity and a keen sense of trying to make a sustainably produced and ethically raised product that makes Josh Hill from Poaka one of the trailblazers for modern, small-scale farming.
Jake and Jesse make the cheese while their brother Tim looks after the cows on their farm based at Oromahoe, south of Kerikeri.
Using an old-school traditional recipe shared by a friend, Michelle Matthews of Kitchen Six handmakes more than 6,500 Christmas puddings every year.
There’s always excitement at this time of year as we dive into the Cuisine Artisan Awards and learn of the ideas, ingenuity and hard work that makers put in to turn New Zealand’s top-quality produce into innovative boutique products.
AS THE SONG SAYS, you should start at the very beginning, as it’s a very good place to start