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Time to get cheesy

Isabel Amor, from Martinborough, gets a close look at what’s on offer. PHOTO/PETE NIKOLAISON

The second Great Eketahuna Cheese Festival got under way on Sunday at the Eketahuna Community Centre, with good crowds braving grey skies and periodic showers.

The event was an opportunity to showcase the best of small-scale cheese producers, event organiser and Eketahuna resident Denise Clifton said.

“I like to think people could go away knowing that they are supporting an industry that’s growing. They are supporting small cheesemakers.”

Fellow event organiser Calum Hodgson, a cheesemaker based in Auckland, said the fact the town could attract as many as 300 people for the event was testament to the work of the late Eketahuna cheesemaker Biddy Fraser-Davies, who passed away last July.

The festival ended yesterday.

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