Cartwheel Creamery Blue Rhapsody
The Cartwheel Creamery is based in the Pohangina Valley, just next to the Ruahine Forest Park. The gorgeous surrounds must have a positive impact on their animals, because the cheeses these folk make are a creamy delight.
We reckon the Rhapsody is a great blue cheese for those new to the blue experience, or people with a sensitive palate. It’s soft and buttery, with a distinct blue cheese piquancy, but less of a kick than our other selections.
Try it smeared on a cracker with a dollop of the Kairawhiti quince paste if you need to mellow out the flavours.