Over the Moon Dairy
Over the Moon Dairy
5
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
We are a boutique cheesemaking factory, making a wide range of cheese types from cow, sheep, goat and buffalo milk. You can usually see our cheesemakers at work Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday and the most action happens from about 10.30 to 1pm. As we have a different schedule every week, please phone to confirm cheesemaking times and days so you don't miss out. We also have a variety of cheeses to try out and love talking to visitors about cheese and cheesemaking. We're open every day (Monday to Friday 9.30 to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10-4pm) and look forward to seeing you!
Putaruru, New Zealand

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rosie j
Auckland, New Zealand29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
What a wonderful place! Dropped in whilst driving through Putaruru. The guy at the shop knew so much about all of the produce, customer service was great, and all sourced/made locally . The cheese was also delicious! Keep it up guys.
Written 21 May 2022
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Juliet
Tutukaka, New Zealand39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
The best coffee I’ve had for ages, lovely professional staff and delicious-looking gourmet foods like rum and honey sliced pickled onions.
Written 28 February 2022
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santo t
Auckland, New Zealand7,467 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Special shop with special product, Cheese. At a small town, Putaruru, tourists can stop take a break for a while and enjoyed the product, cheese, at its tasting room. Plenty of types, fresh, the softies, the blues, semi hard cheese, many of them have win medals and awards. Not only a shop but also at regular schedules they have a course, cheese maker course. If you are cheese lovers do the visit at this small town centre, enjoy.
Written 25 June 2021
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Hi, thank you for taking the time to post your comments. Look forward to seeing you instore again. Regards Debbie, Retail Manager
Written 16 July 2021
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Lathkill
Auckland Central, New Zealand1,075 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
We had seen this store mentioned in the NZ Herald newspaper in an article about the South Waikato area. So we saved the details for our roadtrip.
We called in today and were well cared for by the two staff and walked out with a bag of goodies which we have started to sample tonight.
Great NZ food by small producers, great taste.
Support small NZ businesses by shopping at stores like Over The Moon while travelling through Putaruru and elsewhere in NZ.
Shop Local, Shop Small Businesses
Written 20 April 2021
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Hi Guys, thank you for visiting with us yesterday. I will let Michelle & Joel know that you enjoyed your visit with them and look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards Debbie, Retail Manager.
Written 20 April 2021
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Genelle Spies
Hamilton, New Zealand438 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
If you are a foodie and love cheese this is a must stop shop for your cheese.
Be prepared to not know what to choose from. Amazing selection of cheeses, pickles and sauces plus do much more. Even coffee! So glad we stopped and would go back for more. Lovely customer service also. We even got ice packs for our cheese for travelling. Outstanding.
Written 11 July 2020
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Hi, thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 26 January 2021
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David K
Putaruru, New Zealand21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Fabulous selection of freshly made cheese. I needed a gift box for a friend. It didn't take long, great and friendly service, and i came away with a lovely cheese present for my friend - which i look forward to giving to her tomorrow! I was "Over the Moon!"
Written 5 June 2020
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Hi David, thank you for the review. I hope your friend loved their hamper. Hope to see you again soon.
Written 26 January 2021
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EN_holiday
Wellington, New Zealand11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We love cheese and loved our stop here. A small store supports the cheese maker out the back in the factory. You can see the factory in operation through a glass window. We have tried a limited selection of OTM cheeses before, so was really awesome to be given a run down in their full selection and sample the ones of interest to us. Their passion for cheese and their work to perfect their recipes made me even more keen to support their store. The store also sells a small selection of crackers, preserves and snack treats.
Written 4 March 2020
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Hi, thank you for the lovely review. We have a small range of cheese out for tasting everyday and love sharing the experience with you all.
Written 26 January 2021
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Corinne V
Perth, Australia213 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We were visiting the North Island of NZ and thought we'd visit as many cheese places we could.

These guys know their cheese. They make it on site. We arrived a bit late in the day to see much cheese making, so maybe a visit earlier in the day , is better.

We had a cheese tasting and their are so many amazing cheese to try and buy.

We had tea and coffee here and it was great
Written 23 February 2020
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Hi Guys, thank you for the lovely review. We love hosting people in our deli and sharing the cheese tasting experience. We hope you enjoyed your visit in the North Island and hope to see you this way again.
Written 26 January 2021
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amchitara
Wellington, New Zealand98 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Called in by chance as partner is cheese fiend and we have family that are lactose intolerant. OtM offers cheeses of many different contents, eg cow, buffalo, goat or sheep. The Putaruru dairy has products that don't get sold as far as wellington where we're based so this was a good opportunity to pick up cheese the family could eat that they hadn't tried before.
The staff offered us ice packets to keep the cheeses cool on the road (but we were prepared). Unfortunately we didn't do the tour.
Written 3 November 2019
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Chris J
Christchurch, New Zealand11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
Stopped in for a coffee and they asked if we wanted to do some cheese tasting :-) We walked out with several different types of cheese as it was that great. It is too good and the coffee was nice to. Try the Galactic Gold and the Pepperino!
Written 27 May 2019
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Hi - thanks so much for posting your review. Glad you loved the cheese - and the coffee! It is always so wonderful to hear from a happy customer. Thanks again! Sue - Over the Moon Dairy
Written 31 May 2019
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