Noble™ Cheese

A full-flavoured cheddar with higher protein and less fat.  NZMP Noble™ was developed to challenge the perception that less fat means compromising on flavour.  With 30% less fat and higher protein than Tasty Cheddar, Noble is perfect for meeting consumer demand for tasty, lower-fat food.


  • Exceptionally full and well-rounded cheese flavour
  • Savoury and fruity notes
  • Uncompromised texture

Suitable for:

  • Food Manufacture

Religious Status:

  • Halal

Dietary Status:

  • Vegetarian

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30% reduced fat and higher protein

Gives consumers a healthier option.

No compromise on taste or texture

Uncompromised texture and taste, unlike most reduced-fat cheeses.

Premium source

Made from fresh New Zealand milk.

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This ingredient has the following features:

  • Uniquely blanced blend of miky, acid and slightly sweet flavours
  • Good melting cheese with golden melt and reduced oil off
  • Uniform, creamy colour
  • Smooth, resilient texture
  • Young, mild cheese best used within 12 months of manufacture

This ingredient can be used in the following applications:

  • Shredding and slicing for retail, catering and industrial packs
  • Cold pack or club cheese manufacture
  • Cooking, baking and pizza type applications
  • Processed cheese applications

This cheese has won the following awards:

  • Bronze - NZ Cheese Awards 2020
  • Champion Award Winner 2019 NZ Cheese Awards
  • Bronze - International Cheese Awards Nantwich UK 2018
  • Silver -International Cheese Awards Nantwich UK 2017

Reduced fat, without compromise

Meet the demand of consumers for healthier food, without compromising on taste. All too often, reduced-fat cheeses have their texture and flavour negatively affected during the cheese-making process.


Not so our Noble™ reduced-fat cheddar. It’s been developed by our expert cheesemakers, who have utilised our world-class starter culture capability and expertise to develop a reduced-fat cheese – made with fresh New Zealand milk – that doesn’t compromise on flavour or texture. 

Fruity, savoury and delicious

The first thing a consumer might notice, biting into Noble™ cheddar, is just how great it tastes.  We’ve ensured that the average consumer wouldn’t tell the difference between standard cheddar and Noble™, even though Noble™ contains 30% less fat than standard cheddar. 


With more flavour than other reduced fat cheddars, Noble™ is full and well-rounded with savoury and fruity notes. This makes it perfect as a table cheese, pairing well with all kinds of other foods for antipasto platters, sandwiches and more.

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Product should be stored and transported at -2°C.

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