Kōrero: Taranaki region

Cutting a giant cheese

Cutting a giant cheese

A 500-pound (227-kilogram) cheddar round made by Eltham’s Rennet Cheese Company is cut by a shop assistant in Wright Stephenson’s Wellington department store in 1968. Commercial cheddar rounds usually weighed around 80 pounds (36 kilograms), and it required considerable skill to turn them daily for the two weeks needed to dry them. The rounds were then waxed and packed for export.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1968/2381/15-F

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki region - Farming', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/25331/cutting-a-giant-cheese (accessed 20 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Ron Lambert, updated 1 Aug 2015