Love of goats is the secret to award winning cheese, NZ farmers say

Australians make fun of New Zealanders and their sheep.

goat.cheese.nzGoat love provides a whole new canvas.

Love is the secret ingredient for John and Jeanne van Kuyk​, who own Aroha Organic Goat Cheese and took home the Milk Test NZ champion cheesemaker award at the New Zealand Champions of Cheese Awards on March 1.

They also took home the 180 degrees champion goat cheese award for the second year in a row for their Aroha Raw Milk Jubilee which achieved a rare score of 100.

“We care so much about the girls and what we do. We know every single one,” Jeanne van Kuyk said.

“We’ve always loved goats. The love for goats has brought it all on.”

It’s the girls that make the cheese so good, she said.