A dream to excite the cheese tasting public with specialty cheeses and other dairy products made from some of the world’s most well nurtured cows’, sheep and goats’ milk was local resident Sue Arthur’s dream. Now she really is “Over the Moon” with how her life has turned out, never thinking her simple ‘retirement’ project would become such a successful business in such a short time.
With the perfect dairying conditions surrounding her for more than 20 years, Sue’s passion for dairy products ignited and saw her traverse the nation and the globe to experience, make and sample cheese (glorious cheese!). In late 2007, Sue brought her inspiration back to the South Waikato to set up Over the Moon, and its affiliate the New Zealand Cheese School. By early 2008, Over the Moon had made its first cheeses and won gold and two silver medals at the Cuisine New Zealand Champion of Cheese Awards.
Since then Over the Moon has notched up over 120 medals and trophies at national and world championships.
While it’s not often a quiet day for Sue, she does make time to fit in a good bike ride several times a week between her home in Lichfield and the factory. On the less quiet days, Sue still fits in a bike ride, but speeds it up on her Honda Buell 500 motorcycle! Sue dreams of Holidays River boating in France and skiing the slopes of New Zealand.
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