4 Wainui Road, Matatoki
021 847 077
The Cheese Barn at Matatoki is a Must Do when you ride the Hauraki Rail Trail. Factor in plenty of time to stop and enjoy the BYO Café, Gift Shop and Animal Farm just metres from the Trail. The Cheese Barn are makers of BioGro certified organic cheeses, yoghurts and more products that are unhomogenised, gluten free, have no GMO, no artificial additives, no antibiotics or growth hormones and no chemical sprays. Read more about our philosophy.
Complementing the delicious array of food, homemade Gelato and Sorbet are now on offer, to keep you cool on your ride. Visitors can also enjoy breakfast three days a week, on Friday Saturday and Sunday’s through to 11.30am.
We make a range of cow milk cheeses including Traditional Dutch Gouda, Feta, Camembert, Brie, Halloumi, Blue, Mozzarella, Natural Liquid Yoghurt, Lactose Free Yoghurt, Kefir Yoghurt, Buttermilk, Greek Yoghurt, Quark, Cottage Cheese, Sour Cream & Ghee. We believe in keeping things as simple and natural as possible. Thus we are a certified organic factory through BioGro and don't use any artificial additives, antibiotics, growth hormones or chemical sprays in our products. Our products are unhomogenised, gluten free, and have no GMO.
We get our milk from a Certified Organic local family farm that takes great pride in providing a product that is safe for their customers and the environment. The farm, which has been in the family since 1972, operates a grass-based system and the team make hay and silage each year. The cows are not fed grains which makes all our products suitable for people on the Paleo diet. Calving is in the springtime and each calf is assigned not only a number but a name as well. The bulls used at mating time, are kept on the farm year-round. And yes...the bulls have names too!
A Veritable Zoo
Kids (and adults) love to feed the many animals that we have here, including our very friendly goats - Romeo and Tilly. As well as the four alpacas there are rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, Cookie the spotty sheep, budgies, quails and canaries.
You can read more about us here.
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