NZMP cheese and butter win record 35 awards this year

Learn about the NZMP dairy fat ingredients that won medals in this years Cheese and Butter awards. 

06 September 2019

1 min

Award-Winning Ingredients

Our NZMP cheese, butter and cream cheese have together won over 35 medals at international and national award competitions this year.

This recognition reflects the expertise we bring to producing world-class NZMP ingredients that we are proud to provide our customers all around the world.​
 


 
National Awards

2019 New Zealand Champion of Cheese & Dairy Competition

NobleTM Cheddar

Champion award winner
A full-flavoured cheddar with higher protein and less fat? It's no wonder judges named our NZMP Noble™ as Champion Cheddar Cheese.

Organic Cheddar

Gold award winner
Manufactured using fresh organic milk that is independently certified to internationally accepted standards.
 
Made in Hautapu

Egmont

Gold award winner
A young, semi-hard cheese with a unique, slightly sweet flavour and golden melt. A versatile cheese that blends well and lends itself to any application.
 
Made in Hautapu

Mature Cheddar

Champion award winner
Carefully aged for over 36 months to develop a sharp flavour and characteristic cheddar 'bite', judges selected our Extra Mature Cheddar as the Champion Export Cheese.

Organic Cheddar

Gold award winner
Manufactured using fresh organic milk that is independently certified to internationally accepted standards.
 
Made in Hautapu

Egmont

Gold award winner
A young, semi-hard cheese with a unique, slightly sweet flavour and golden melt. A versatile cheese that blends well and lends itself to any application.
 
Made in Hautapu

Organic Cheddar

Gold award winner
Manufactured using fresh organic milk that is independently certified to internationally accepted standards.
 
Made in Hautapu

Egmont

Gold award winner
A young, semi-hard cheese with a unique, slightly sweet flavour and golden melt. A versatile cheese that blends well.
 
Made in Hautapu

Tasty Cheddar

Gold award winner
Tasty is aged for 18 months to create a medium-flavoured cheddar. It is firm but crumbly with a full-bodied crunch.
Made in Lichfield

Mild Cheddar

Gold award winner
Firm cheese with mild cheddar flavour that appeals to many. It can be used for consumer applications or in processed cheese.
Made in Lichfield

Vintage Cheddar

Gold award winner
Vintage Cheddar is matured for up to 24 months. It has a crumbly texture, rich flavour and characteristic cheddar 'bite'.

 
Made in Lichfield

Taupo
 

Gold award winner
Taupo is a unique, creamy, milky flavoured cheese, developed for Asian markets. It is excellent for natural and processed cheese applications.
Made in Lichfield

Gouda
 

Silver award winner
NZMP Gouda is a semi-hard, cured cheese with a mild, slightly sweet, buttery flavour and a firm, smooth body. 


 
Made in Hautapu

Colby
 

Silver award winner
NZMP Colby is a soft, mild cheese with a creamy flavour, smooth body and great uniformity and versatility.


 
Made in Stirling
 

Epicure Cheddar

Silver award winner
This cheddar has been aged for 36months to obtain a distinctive, sharp cheddar flavour and crumbly texture. 
Made in Lichfield

Swiss Style

Bronze award winner
A traditional Swiss-style cheese with a sweet, nutty flavour and smooth, slightly elastic body. 
 
Made in Lichfield

Lactic

Gold award winner
Lactic Butter has a unique, creamy lactic flavour created by products of starter fermentation and is suitable for use in a wide range of applications.      

Made in Kauri & Te Rapa

Unsalted

Gold award winner
Our Creamery Butter has a consistently superior mouthfeel and flavour.       
   
                                                                                                                              
Made in Edgecumbe       & Te Awamutu

Spreadable

Gold award winner
This salted butter is formulated to be easily spreadable from the refrigerator and  consistently delivers superior performance.    
Made in Kauri

Salted

Silver award winner
Like our Creamery Butter, our Salted Butter also has a consistently superior mouthfeel and flavour.                                                                                
Made in Te Awamutu

Cream Cheese

Silver award winner
Cream cheese is a mild, creamy, unripened cheese manufactured by fermentation of pasteurised whole milk and fresh cream. It has a distinctively smooth, homogenous texture and a cultured, creamy flavour with mild acidity.                                  
Made in Te Rapa

 


 

International Awards

2020 World Cheese Competition, Wisconsin, USA

NZMP Unsalted Butter

Bronze award winner
Good flavour, creamy texture and mouthfeel                       
Made in Kauri
 
2019 International Cheese & Dairy Competition Nantwich, UK

Premium Mozzarella AU

Gold award winner
Class: Block Mozzarella 52% moisture content (open)     

Made in Stanhope, Australia

Organic, Mature Cheddar

Gold award winner
Best Organic Cheese, Cheddar (non UK)     
 

Made in New Zealand

Mild Cheddar
 

Gold award winner
Mild Cheddar Cheese, white or coloured (non UK) 
 

Made in Australia

Tasty Cheddar
 

Gold award winner
Best Australian Cheese, cheddar mature

Made in Australia

Rolf Edamame Snack Cheese

Gold award winner
Class: Processed Cheese with Additives (open)    

Made in Hoko Japan - made with NZMP ingredients

Rolf Tomato & Basil Snack Cheese

Silver award winner
Class: Processed Cheese with Additives (open)  

Made in Hoko Japan - made with NZMP ingredients

Tasty Cheddar 

 

Silver award winner
Class: Best Australian Cheese, Cheddar Mature

Made in Stanhope, Australia

Vintage Cheddar

 

Silver award winner
Class: Vintage Cheddar (non UK)

 

Made in New Zealand

Mild Cheddar 

Silver award winner
Class: Best Australian Cheese Mild

 

Made in Australia

Epicure Cheddar

Silver award winner
Class: Best NZ Cheese Hard

 

Made in New Zealand

Tasty Cheddar 

Silver award winner
Class: Extra Mature Cheddar (open)
 

Made in New Zealand

Extra Tasty Cheddar

Bronze award winner
Class: Best Australian Cheese - Cheddar Extra Mature/Vintage

Made in Australia

Mild Cheddar 

Bronze award winner
Class: Best Australian Cheese - Cheddar Mild

Made in Stanhope, Australia

Medium Cheddar

Bronze award winner
Class: Medium Cheddar (non UK)

Made in New Zealand

Lactic Butter

Bronze award winner
Class: Pack of Lactic Butter (non UK)                              
Made in New Zealand