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Oxford Farmers Market Amateur Cheesemaking Contest

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  • Sun 27 Oct ’19, 9:00am – 12:00pm


Oxford Township, Main Street, Oxford, North Canterbury, Oxford


All Ages

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  • Free Admission

We are pleased to announce the 4th Annual Oxford Farmers Market Amateur Cheesemakers Competition! Join us in celebrating NZ Cheese Month at the Farmers Market.

Make cheese! Taste cheese!

Simply bring your entries to the farmers market an hour before the judging (all cheeses entries must be registered by 9:00am, judging/tasting to start at 10am) and sign up. There is no fee to enter, and there will be prizes awarded! You need not be present to win, but you must collect your prizes from the farmers market management if you are not able to on the day.

Cheese Entries registered by 9am

What: Cheese entries are free, but a gold coin donation is appreciated.
Entries require – name, best contact details including email address, milk type, cheese type/name and age.

Register as a taster/judge for $2/person. This enables you to taste all the entries, and then you will vote on your top 3 picks. Counts will be tallied, and winners announced on the day. Proceeds go to a local charity, to be nominated on the day.

Prizes to incluce $50 cash for the top 3 cheeses, $5 Farmers Market vouchers for each cheese maker who enters, and a $30 Farmers Market voucher plus sampler pack of Little Farm Goat Dairy Chevre for the Judge/Taster who’s name is drawn on the day.

New prize for this year: Youth Category, 16 and under – we’d love to get more young people involved! Prize is Day-In-The-Life at Te Hua Farm, home to Little Farm Goat Cheese, milking the goats, and making cheese, as well as a selection of cheesecake truffles.

To register your interest or if you have any questions, please email Andrea Gauland,

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