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Barrys Bay cheese

Barrys Bay cheese

Commercial cheesemaking on Banks Peninsula dates back to the mid-19th century, when cheese produced by English and Scottish settlers was sold as far afield as Melbourne. In the 1890s a number of cheese factories started up on the peninsula. Barrys Bay Cheese carries on the tradition, making a range of gourmet cheeses. Their rinded cheddar won a top award at the 1986 Nantwich International Cheese Show.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - Banks Peninsula', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 April 2024)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015