Top NZ Cheese Stores 2022 & 2023

Date Published
21 November 2022
Top NZ Cheese Stores 2022 & 2023

FreshChoice Pāpāmoa & FreshChoice Merivale named top NZ cheese stores for 2022/2023!

Eighteen stores - from Auckland to Oamaru have been named Top NZ Cheese Stores for 2022 & 2023.

Organised by the New Zealand Specialist Cheesemakers Association Top NZ Cheese Stores were chosen by independent, experienced food judges; Kerry Tyack and Kathy Paterson. They assessed stores considering; the range of premium New Zealand cheeses, shopping environment, enticing cheese display, knowledgeable and well-trained staff and regular cheese tastings.

According to the association, buying NZ cheese at any of the eighteen winning stores, customers are guaranteed to meet a team with specialist knowledge and a great variety of excellent cheese. We are thrilled that two of our stores were among these fantastic Kiwi businesses. 


FreshChoice Merivale

"Given the size of their selection cheese lovers visiting FreshChoice Merivale will find it hard to make a decision on what NZ cheese to take home! As well as plenty of cheese made from cow milk they also offer goat, buffalo and sheep milk cheeses from across New Zealand which is why they are a Top NZ Cheese Store."



FreshChoice Pāpāmoa, Tauranga


"FreshChoice Pāpāmoa offers a huge range of New Zealand cheese. From family favourites such as Mainland through to boutique offerings from makers such as Cranky Goat from the Marlborough Sounds or Little River from Nelson, the store prides itself on having an offer for every NZ cheese lover. Fresh Choice Pāpāmoa educate consumers about the variety of locally made produce by regularly offering NZ cheese tastings instore."