Ben Ohau Road Cheese produces small quantities of high quality artisan cheeses. The purpose-built factory — The Cheese Room — is nestled amongst trees with views of the stunning mountains the Mackenzie Region is famous for. Cheese-making takes place without a traditional electricity supply and the focus is on crafting original varieties of cheese.
Visitors are welcome to come and watch the cheesemaker at work and observe the different techniques and skills required for handmade cheeses.
The Cheese Room at Ben Ohau Road Cheese is only 8 minutes from Twizel (the closest town to Aoraki/Mt Cook) off the tourist route from Christchurch to Queenstown.
The Cheese Room opening hours for winter:
Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 3pm.
Monday and Tuesday by appointment
- please phone Matt on 021 500 523.
Ben Ohau Road Cheeses are currently available from the following locations:
Directly from us at The Cheese Room - Ben Ohau Road, Twizel
or at the following retailers:
High Country Salmon - SH8 south of Twizel
Mt Cook Salmon Shop - Lake Pukaki Visitor Centre.
Cheeses & accompaniments available throughout New Zealand - see our Facebook Page Shop for our current deals.
Phone: +64 21 500 523