Celebrate New Zealand Cheese Month



NZSCA is working with Barker’s of Geraldine to find Kiwis’ favourite NZ Cheese Company this October.
Cheese lovers’ are being encouraged to vote for their favourite NZ Cheese Company. The NZ Cheese Company with the most votes at the end of NZ Cheese Month will be named Barker’s NZ Cheese Month Favourite Cheese Company. 

Vote here.


Giveaways on the Cheese Lovers NZ Facebook @CheeseLoversNZ and the Cheese Lovers NZ Instagram @CheeseLoversNZ will be giving away gourmet NZ cheese and Barker’s of Geraldine Fruit for Cheese hampers to people who share images of NZ cheese using the hashtag #cheeseloversnz  #nzcheese #nzcheesemonth

To keep up to date with NZ Cheese Month check out CheeseloversNZ Facebook.

Orange & Hemp Seed Flour Cake

Uncle Joe's New Flours

Uncle Joe's walnut company originated in the early 1990s when a Nelson man named his business after his favourite Uncle Joe who lived in Blenheim. He enjoyed time with him sitting around the fire listening to the rugby, cracking walnuts and throwing the walnut shells into the fire.

Now owned by the Horwell family, the company has developed an impressive, award-winning product line which also includes hazelnuts, nut and seed oils and flours, pastes and meals. Many trees have been planted on their property just out of Blenheim but they also buy nuts from other parts of New Zealand.

"We all love the fact that we are growing good, healthy food," says Jenny Horwell

The nut and seed flours are a product started from their oil production.

"After the oil is squeezed from the kernels a dry pellet is formed and this is ground into a fine flour, again providing all the goodness of the seed or nut from which it is produced."

Walnut and seed flours are perfect for the health-conscious, gluten-free cook. One-hundred per cent natural, the flours add goodness, flavour and texture to coatings, bakes and desserts. For baking, you can use half nut or seed flour and half gluten-free flour as the nut flours are quite substantial. 

The five Uncle Joe Gluten-free flours available are: walnut, blackcurrant seed, hemp seed, kiwifruit seed and grape seed.

For more information and delicious recipes go to unclejoes.co.nz


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