Artisan cheese makers use love, experience and patience to produce some astounding hand made cheeses. From small creameries and farms come fresh cheeses, washed and bloomy rind, blue, hard and semi hard artisan cheeses. Handcrafted by the best cheese makers across New Zealand into favorite Blues, Bries, Edams and Camemberts.
The Grinning Gecko Artisan Cheese Factory in Whangarei is owned by James and Catherine Mcnamara and boasts an organic, nature loving and eco-friendly atmosphere along with the finest New Zealand soft cheeses. The Grinning Gecko’s name blossomed from the ever-present green geckos at the farm and their commitment to the environment is showcased by the couple’s passion for fresh, organic milk from happy, free range farms.