Our Mahoe Blue has been a bit of a long-kept secret until the NZ Specialist Cheesemakers Association Awards in 2020, when it won the ECOLAB Champion Blue Cheese trophy (aka ‘best blue cheese of the year’). It was our head cheesemaker Jake’s mission to supplement our traditional, dutch-style cheese repertoire with a well-balance, satisfying Blue. Our blue is semi-firm but creamy. Its flavor is a mouthwatering combination of smooth and sweet creamyness and the fruity aromatics of the blue mold.
“Mahoe Blue [has] a balanced fruity acidity without the bite and a creamy yet crumbly texture. Not that it is indecisive in any way. I don’t know why it amuses me that Mahoe Blue is pierced with knitting needles, but it seems consistent with their approach to making cheese – simply and elegantly without fuss.”
NZ’s cheesemonger extraordinaire Calum Hodgson (2019, October).
Cheese Watch. Cuisine Magazine.