News!  From Monday the 15th of October 2018, Ben Ohau Road Cheese & Rusty Halo Kitchen are taking a well-deserved break (approximately 12 months) from production. 

We look forward to re-opening in spring 2019 with new ideas, new products and renewed enthusiasm.  We are still operational for educational events (cheesemaking classes and cheese/wine tasting) if you want to learn more about cheese!  
We would like to thank our loyal cheesefans and passers through for your support over the past 6 ½ years and we hope you will be keen to continue this support when we re-open.  
Matt Dunnicliff and Tracey Gunn

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 79 Ben Ohau Road is only 8 minutes from Twizel (the closest town to Aoraki/Mt Cook) off the tourist route from Christchurch to Queenstown.

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Sales Information
Ben Ohau Road Cheeses are currently available from the following locations:
Directly from us at The Cheese Room - 79 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

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