Introducing our newest product; a creamy speadable buffalo cheese. The tartinades, which are farm fresh and handmade, come in three delectable flavours - Smoked Paprika, Herb & Garlic and Truffled Porcini & Pepper, and are perfect served with crackers or enjoyed as part of an antipasto offering. They also make a fabulous addition to any cheese board and can add an extra bit of deliciousness to meat and vegetable dishes.
Our new farm fresh Oaxaca (pronounced ‘wah-hah-cah’) is a Mexican-style string cheese, made from ribbons of fresh buffalo milk cheese wound into balls by hand. Nicknamed “the mozzarella of Mexico”, legend has it Dominican monks originally created the popular cheese in Oaxaca, a state in southern Mexico. While the process is similar to making mozzarella, the moisture content and texture of the cheese are quite different. Oaxaca is designed to be shredded into strings, and with its superior melting properties, it’s perfect for topping your favourite Mexican meal.
Just south of Auckland on the shores of the Hauraki Gulf is a farm unlike any other in New Zealand. True pioneers of the buffalo farming scene locally, Richard and Helen Dorresteyn own and operate 200 head of buffalo and were the first to farm buffalo in New Zealand in 2007. We are a family-run business, and collectively produce award-winning fresh buffalo mozzarella, bocconcini, ricotta, yoghurt and marinated buffalo cheese. We are proud to have won multiple awards and gold medals at New Zealand’s national cheese and artisan awards.
OUR AWARD WINNING PRODUCTS
Our Clevedon Buffalo Co. Cheeses & Yoghurts are made with farm fresh milk from our herd of Riverine water buffalo which graze freely on lush open pasture in Clevedon. Buffalo milk contains 58% more calcium, 40% more protein and 43% less cholesterol than cow’s milk. Buffalo is a popular alternative for those who suffer from CMA (cow’s milk allergy).