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Address: 33 Tirau Street, Putaruru 3411, New Zealand
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+64 7-883 8238
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We are a boutique cheesemaking factory, making a wide range of cheese types...

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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What a gem!!!!

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... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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, and I'm so glad that we did. Not only was it a darling little cafe... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

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Thank tasidrive
Sue A, Owner at Over the Moon Dairy, responded to this review

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) More 

Tauranga
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank dony122
Sue A, Owner at Over the Moon Dairy, responded to this review

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

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
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. If you are a cheese lover, this is a great stop when you are in... More 

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Sue A, Owner at Over the Moon Dairy, responded to this review

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

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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

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

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Sue A, Owner at Over the Moon Dairy, responded to this review

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

Falmouth, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This was our first but will certainly not be our last visit to this really excellent artisan cheesemaker/deli & coffee establishment. Really excellent cheese with knowledgeable staff. Right in the centre of Putaruru on S.H.1 don't miss it !

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Sue A, Owner at Over the Moon Dairy, responded to this review

Thanks Lincoln, its our delight to be able to impress our overseas guests as well as locals! Happy travels, Sue (owner). More 

Bellingham
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We love over the moon and have only ever had good experiences with them. My favorite cheeses are the triple cream brie, the galactic gold, and burgundy moon! Wonderful artesian cheese, and they also have a lovely selection of crackers and fruit pastes to go with them.

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Napier, New Zealand
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Stopped in on our way back 'north', decided to pop in and weren't disappointed; service was fantastic and personal, a relaxed opportunity to try a variety of locally made cheese; recommend the Black Truffle Brie, Aroha Camembert and Blue Moon Brie. Prices are very reasonable and the product is fresh. Would encourage visitors and kiwi's alike to support a wonderful... More 

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Sue A, Owner at Over the Moon Dairy, responded to this review

Thanks Dean for your lovely comments and we are a little bit mad about cheese here! The bulk of our milk which is friesian comes from cows that live over the fence from my place, and all of our team is local and proud to be involved in making gorgeous food. Thanks so much for your support of my little... More 

Tirau, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

If your looking for the best cheese in NZ you certainly need to visit Over the Moon Dairy, great products, great staff, friendly service and magic coffee.

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Auckland
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Soooo yum! Recommend goat cambert or chilli and garlic! Soooo good! Nice service and not badly priced

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Thank Jess D
Sue A, Owner at Over the Moon Dairy, responded to this review

Thanks Jess, we take great pride in making lovely cheese for people like you to enjoy! Thanks for your support of our little business, kind regards, Sue (owner). More 

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