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Talbot Forest Cheese

Talbot Forest Cheese Co.

OUR FLAVOURFUL
JOURNEY INTO
CHEESE OBSESSION

20 years ago, a bunch of locals sat together at the edge of the mythical sounding Talbot Forest, in New Zealand’s small but culinarily vibrant town of Geraldine. Sitting there, surrounded by lofty mountains, whiffs of fresh forest air, and pretty cows with flirty eyelashes and really good milk, it felt only natural that cheese should be the progeny of all this collective magnificence. And so, the Talbot Forest Cheese Co. was born.

Talbot Forest Cheese

In the name of research, we packed our taste buds in a backpack and took them global, before returning home to New Zealand to recreate the world’s best cheeses with our unique Talbot flair – and with what could be seen as either madness or bravery – invented some of our own local styles along the way.

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Talbot Forest Cheese

Back home, we recreated some of the world’s best cheese in our uniquely Talbot way, before a burst of wild curiosity and Kiwi ingenuity overtook our creative process. It drove us to do some crazy things, like smoke a bunch of cheese with mānuka logs (risky, but it turned out great!), and cover everything in pepper (Havarti was the firm winner). We tasted the thrill of discovery, and it continues to drive us to this day. 

Welcome to the forest, friends.

Talbot Forest Cheese

CURIOUS?
HERE’S OUR HANDY CHEESE GUIDE

We’re here to inspire your own journey into cheese obsession, and as with every good journey, it starts with an open mind and a little exploration. So come, peruse the possibilities, expand your flavour horizons, sniff out your favourites – and be sure to come back for more.

Cheese guide
Talbot Forest Cheese

GREAT CHEESE STARTS
WITH GREAT INGREDIENTS

As Gary at the local pub will tell you, our cheeses are like no other, (or ‘udder’ if you like milk as much as we do). This could be because we’re friends with the locals, but we reckon it’s most likely due to our obsession with flavour, our quality ingredients, and the utmost care we take in transforming them from milk into magical cheese. 

Talbot Forest Cheese

NOTHING GOES TOGETHER
LIKE TALK AND CHEESE

As the symbolic start of any good gathering, the cheeseboard is the unsung hero. Softening awkward silences with muffled munching, and, as the wedges shrink; sparking musings, discussion, brazen opinion and debate. It just goes to show that cheese and conversation is the perfect combination. 

united in the love of cheese

Whether you're a friend of all cheese or your obsession revolves around just one or two, this social centre piece is the glue that brings us together. And so it's fair to say we are united in the love of cheese.

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