We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Over the Moon Dairy

33 Tirau Street, Putaruru 3411, New Zealand
+64 7-883 8238
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
A Must-Stop!

The cheese is wonderful! We enjoyed our server's explanation of the 7 or so different cheeses... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pauline N
,
San Luis Obispo, California
CHEESE

The staff was lovely and the cheese was tasty. We did the cheese tasting and the bought several and... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
beccagreenleaf
,
Burbank, California
Read all 37 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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!
  • Excellent96%
  • Very good2%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brie” (6 reviews)
“great coffee” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
33 Tirau Street, Putaruru 3411, New Zealand
CONTACT
33 Tirau Street, Putaruru 3411, New Zealand
+64 7-883 8238
Call
Website
Write a ReviewReviews (37)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 35 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cheese is wonderful! We enjoyed our server's explanation of the 7 or so different cheeses available for sample, and I was able to appreciate why I enjoy some more than others. We bought a piece of combination cheese for our dinner, and enjoyed it...More

Thank Pauline N
Sue A, Owner at Over the Moon Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

A wonderful review, thanks so much and really pleased you enjoyed your visit! - Sue (owner)

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The staff was lovely and the cheese was tasty. We did the cheese tasting and the bought several and enjoyed them throughout our trip.

Thank beccagreenleaf
Sue A, Owner at Over the Moon Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thankyou so much for your lovely feedback and for taking the time to post! - Sue (owner)

Reviewed 29 November 2017

We stopped here to do lunch. We didn't do lunch but we tasted and bought some of the best cheeses we have ever eaten. Maybe we should have tried their coffee too. I understand that they run cheese making workshops, which I think I would...More

Thank TommoTNZ
Sue A, Owner at Over the Moon Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Thankyou so much for such an enthusiastic review! We put lots of passion into our cheese and love it when people enjoy it so much. Thanks for taking the time to review us. - Sue

Reviewed 26 October 2017

This quaint little shop and factory is so unique. The tasting chilled is a fabulous addition and certainly helped sway us on our choices. It's really cool to be able to see the factory at work too.

Thank kiwigreekscorpion
Sue A, Owner at Over the Moon Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thanks for the lovely review! We're mad about helping people find something they love to eat! - Sue (owner)

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

A cheese tasting at Over the Moon should be a compulsory stop for any cheese lovers traveling through Putaruru. The cheeses are exceptional, whether soft, hard or blue. The soft black truffle alone is worth the journey to Putaruru.

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

Thanks for your lovely feedback and taking the time to write! We love our cheeses as much as you do.... - Sue (owner)

Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were just driving through the town and we saw writing in the window that claimed they had been voted the best cheese in 2017 so we had to stop. The gal at the front helped us in sampling quite a few...More

Thank clreichert24
Sue A, Owner at Over the Moon Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks so much for your lovely review. We love making and talking about cheese!! - Sue (owner)

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Sunday afternoon, very quiet town and shop but made very welcome and treated well. A great selection of cheeses to taste, everything well explained and any questions answered. There were a few of us, this increased the sales as the tastings done...More

Thank Heather D
Sue A, Owner at Over the Moon Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thanks Heather for your lovely feedback which I will pass on to my clever team. We are really proud of our award-winning cheese and could talk all day about it! Kind regards, Sue - owner

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Fabulous establishment.can buy cheeses from many places outside the Waikato. Variety is great. Love the chilli spread

Thank Kath P
Sue A, Owner at Over the Moon Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Lovely feedback, and thanks for taking the time to review us! Kind regards, Sue - Owner

Reviewed 17 July 2017

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 18 July 2017

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

Reviewed 4 July 2017

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 6 July 2017

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

Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Putaruru Hotels
Putaruru Arms Motor Inn
12 reviews
.56 km away
Tirau Motor Inn
20 reviews
8.34 km away
Oraka Wapiti Deer Park
1 review
11.82 km away
O'Reilly's Motel
68 reviews
25.03 km away
Nearby Restaurants
the wooden farmer
141 reviews
.45 km away
Putaruru Bakehouse & Cafe
15 reviews
.09 km away
Great Flavours of India
12 reviews
.43 km away
Crazy Cow
21 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Te Waihou Walkway
183 reviews
5.06 km away
Waikato River Trails
53 reviews
.15 km away
The New Zealand Cheese School
15 reviews
.03 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Over the Moon Dairy staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit