Master Cheese Makers…

Unique Cheese

We make a unique range of ethical and modern cheese on our property in East Takaka. Sourcing cow milk from the neighbours’ farm that uses sustainable organic methods, we use our own unique cultures to produce traditional cheese for the modern gut.

Our Products

We create our delicious range of seasonal cheese using fresh milk, wild cultures and yeasts. We believe cheese is a reflection of its environment and ours is made with love.

Please contact us for catering rates and volumes.


Watched over by the great marble mountain Pikikirunga range in their tiny fromagerie in Golden Bay, Master cheesemakers Gabrielle and Alan’s handcrafted original recipe ‘Kervella cheese’ is alive in microflora, where rich and intricate flavours are born and matured.

With over 80 years of combined experience Alan and Gabrielle have well deserved international reputations; as artisan cheese makers, having trained and judged many others. They’re 1 of only 3 accredited RAW milk cheese producers in New Zealand!

Gabrielle, learning her craft in France, went on to adapt methods to Australian conditions. Banning fertilisers and chemicals on her farm and breeding her own goats she went on to become the top goats cheese maker in Australia with her own brand, Kervella Cheese winning the best overall Australian cheese award three times.

Alan, an engineer, dairy technologist and raw milk cheese consultant for 20 years in South Africa also with animal husbandry experience has worked with the process right the way through. He worked to design and build their bespoke and sustainable factory from scratch using home-made designs, some of which he has since patented.

“We’re always experimenting, all the time. We’re constantly evolving, constantly pushing the envelope, thinking “what can we do to make a difference?”

We’ve connected with our neighbours, the Mansons, for our milk supply. Watch this film to learn about the sustainable farming methods they use.

Our Stockists

Our products are stocked in the below locations. If you want to meet us come and say hi at the Village Market, Takaka on Saturdays.

Fresh Choice Takaka

13 Willow Street, Takaka
8 am – 7 pm every day
Telephone: 03 525 9383

Fresh Choice Nelson

69 Collingwood Street, Nelson
7 am – 8 pm every day
Telephone: 03 548 0191

Village Market Takaka

49 Commercial Street, Takaka
Saturdays 9 am – 1.30 pm
Telephone: 03 525 7974
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Motueka Market

Address line 1 Address line 2
Sundays 8 am – 1 pm
Telephone: 03 540 2709

Nelson Market

Montgomery Square, Nelson
Saturdays 9 am – 1.30 pm
Telephone: 03 546 6454

Contact Us

Our mornings are early and our days are long, but we will always endeavour to respond to you as quickly as possible.