Talbot Forest Cheese is named after Talbot Forest, one the last remaining bits of a huge podocarp native forest that used to cover much of mid Canterbury.
This artisan cheese maker quietly goes about producing award winning cheeses in the factory behind the cheese shop/deli in the charming, historic town of Geraldine. It's in good company - Geraldine is home to many artisans food producers, including Anathoth jams, Chocolate Brown chocolates, Barkers fruit products and Addmore Edlerflower drinks; all have retail outlets in the town centre.
The shop stocks most of their delicious range of specialty cheeses and you can watch the skill of the cheese maker in the factory from the shop's viewing window. Some of our favourite Talbot Forest cheeses are the Mt Peel blue, again named after another large local forest in the area, along with Castle Rock and Canter-brie.
Head cheese maker, Paul Fitzsimons is known to share his skills at local cheese making courses, so if you’re down that way, be sure to pop in to the shop and see what’s on offer.