The New Zealand Vegan Cheese Awards

Celebrating the craft and skill of Vegan cheese makers throughout Aotearoa.

Vegan Cheese Awards

Welcome to New Zealand’s Vegan Cheese Awards 2022

Our awards for excellence in vegan food production have been embraced by NZ food producers and we are delighted to present our first awards for cheese.

We Kiwis love cheese and with the many vegan cheese options being created we too can enjoy a fancy cheese board or a cheesy pizza or pie. There are now so many different vegan cheeses available in New Zealand that we can taste test them all and find out which are the best!
You can tell your friends that this cheese is sure to please.

Our awards will be celebrating the best vegan cheeses that New Zealand has to offer. Judging takes place on 22nd July at The Butcher’s Son.

This years cheese categories included:

    • Commercial & Flavoured Cheddar
    • Artisan Cheddar
    • Mozzarella
    • Feta
    • Cream Cheese (plain and flavoured)
    • Soft Cheese (ricotta, other spreadable types)
    • Flavoured Cheese (herb, cumin, etc)
    • Hard Cheese (parmesan, hard grating styles)
    • Surface Ripened & Blue Cheese (covers brie, camembert and blue)

Important Dates

Register by 15th July 2022

Judging 22nd July 2022