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Over the Moon Dairy

33 Tirau Street, Putaruru 3411, New Zealand
+64 7-883 8238
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OMG wow...cheese lovers beware this is amoooozing

So cruising through the middle on our way down south, the sign - cheese tatsting caught our eye... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
isjoelost
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Perth, Australia
Great Cheese Choices but beware the smell is strong and good.

had to select some different types of cheeses and crackers for a cheeseboard. I test sampled quite... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
karina f
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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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!
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33 Tirau Street, Putaruru 3411, New Zealand
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+64 7-883 8238
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So cruising through the middle on our way down south, the sign - cheese tatsting caught our eye. We did a u-bolt and headed in, the lady was sooo friendly, she welcomed us in to taste the cheeses. They were soo great, different types and...More

Thank isjoelost
Sue A, Owner at Over the Moon Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your lovely review and it was our pleasure to show you our great cheese! - Sue, owner.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

had to select some different types of cheeses and crackers for a cheeseboard. I test sampled quite a few and selected a English blue vein, a creamy brie type and cheddar type solid cheese. They smelled strong but tasted delightful and so fresh. Looked magnificent...More

Thank karina f
Sue A, Owner at Over the Moon Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Karina, we love what we do! Sue - owner.

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

This is a cheese shop, that sells really good coffee (I'm a barista so fussy!). If you want lunch go somewhere else as food options are limited. But for excellent coffee & maybe to buy a local cheese this hire the mark.

Thank GrahamAK
Sue A, Owner at Over the Moon Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thanks for the great feedback about our coffee - we take pride in that just like we do with the cheese! Yes we don't do food other than snacks to go with your coffee, and there are other good options in Putaruru. Sue (owner)

Reviewed 5 June 2017

We were staying in Arapuni for a few nights and checked out the opening times of Over the Moon .... we had been wanting to come for the last few years but everytime we passed through to go ski-ing etc - the place was closed.......More

Thank madtravel-with-4kids
Reviewed 5 May 2017

If we are passing through we always stop here for a cheese tasting and to buy some cheese. The staff are really friendly and helpful and very informative. The cheese is amazing and there are lots of different types to try. We haven't found one...More

Thank Louise R
Sue A, Owner at Over the Moon Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thanks Louise for taking the time to review us and we're delighted you had a great experience! We love making the cheese as much as you love eating it! - Sue, owner

Reviewed 25 April 2017

Here we were, casually driving from Waitomo to Rotorua, and looking for a coffee shop to keep us awake after a lot of travel and little sleep. Driving through Putaruru we saw a sign for a coffee shop on the corner, and pulled over immediately,...More

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Sue A, Owner at Over the Moon Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to tell us about your visit! We're thrilled you liked your experience and obviously you are huge cheese fans too. We just love making delicious products for people to enjoy. Thanks once again! Sue - owner

Reviewed 13 April 2017

I always stop here when passing through Putaruru for my cheese tasting and a few purchases and pick up a coffee to go!...They have won many an award so worth the stop!

Thank tasidrive
Sue A, Owner at Over the Moon Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write about us, and we're so glad you enjoyed your visit! We really love what we do... -Sue (owner)

Reviewed 27 March 2017

What a great experience. The tasting room was amazing with invaluable help from the staff. The opportunity to try the range of cheeses led us to purchasing types we never would have normally.

Thank dony122
Sue A, Owner at Over the Moon Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Lovely feedback - thankyou for taking the time to respond! - Sue, owner

Reviewed 11 March 2017

Over the Moon has a tasting room where you can sample their cheeses free before buying. The lady who helped us was friendly and knowledgeable. They have a wide variety of cheeses, including "imported" gouda, which we found hard to find on the North Island....More

Thank yank
Sue A, Owner at Over the Moon Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Thanks for your lovely feedback and glad you enjoyed the Over the Moon experience! - Sue, Owner

Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious cheese. Good variety of different cheeses. Perfect coffee. Lovely and helpful staff. Worth a visit.

Thank Delicjaaa
Sue A, Owner at Over the Moon Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2017

Thanks for your lovely feedback! We enjoy making the cheese as much as people love eating it!

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