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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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‘World’s first tea-infused cow’s milk cheese launches

Two award-winning Kiwi companies have partnered to produce what they regard as the “world’s first” tea-infused cow’s milk cheese.

The product is the brainchild of Zealong Tea Estate and Meyer Cheese.

There are two versions of the Tea Gouda, both made with cows’ milk. The first is with Zealong Green tea and the other is with Zealong Black tea and aged on wood for four weeks with turning daily.

The products are sold online via Meyer Cheese’s website. Tea Gouda will be available for tasting at Auckland Food Show later this month.

Special collaboration

“Zealong Gouda Cheese is a special collaboration between two Waikato producers, Zealong Tea Estate and Meyer Cheese.” Meyer Cheese states on its website.

“Both passionate about their product and both driven by collaboration and the energy of bucking the trend. Celebrating tradition and culture, but in a way that is truly Kiwi.”

“It is this communion that has given great pride to New Zealand’s first tea-infused cow’s milk cheese.”

“Here at Zealong, we call it Moolong cheese, but most of you will just call it damn tasty. As they say, don’t knock it till you try it.” Zealong said.

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