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A great cheese platter

Called in a couple of local wineries for something to eat but we were either too early for lunch or... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Coffee and Cheese

Im a regular here, everything here is quality the best of everything. My fave brownie lives here... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
Capryce H
Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia
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The Origin Earth Cheese Counter showcases all our products under one roof plus we sell a range of goods that complement our milk, cheeses and yoghurt. Origin Earth Cheese Counter and Café offers locals and visitors a true Hawke’s Bay experience...more
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393 Te Mata Road, Havelock North 4294, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Called in a couple of local wineries for something to eat but we were either too early for lunch or the menu was too expensive, so we decided to stop here and see what we could find. They had a lovely cheese platter, with a...More

Thank Car0le88
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Apparently the kitchen closes at 2 pm. We had a group of 6 ahead of us, who took 10 minutes to order, and so had us right on the 2pm deadline. It was with some reluctance they agreed to do a platter and coffee for...More

Thank Nonstop_Kiwi
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Im a regular here, everything here is quality the best of everything. My fave brownie lives here gluten free chocolatey goodness.

Thank Capryce H
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We popped in for a lunch a look and stayed for a tasting. The staff member was very knowledgeable and friendly. The cheese was good too! Worth stopping by.

Thank ppppaulau
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Excellent food. Something to please everyone. Lovely outdoor area suitable for children and dogs. Great cheese available. Suitable for large groups.

Thank 46seacreature1
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We stopped here as part of a bike winery tour and loved it. First time many of us had sheep cheese, but there were others as well and we learned a lot. They were great about packing up our purchases in little bags with ice...More

Thank MattR224
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

And as mentioned by others, the fee is waived If you buy anything. The cheeses are great. There is also coffee shop that serves food. Highly recommended.

Thank Dafne07
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We stopped by as a break between wine tasting venues. The cheese tasting is 5 NZD per person, waived if you buy at least 15 NZD of cheese or other items from the cafe. We tried 9 cheeses, all of them fantastic! Great service through...More

Thank CourtneyMD
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Stopped by to get some cheeses to go with our NZ wines. Were staying in Clive Cottages, and they recommended the place. Definitely stop here to load up on pastries, cheese, and snacks to go with your NZ wines. Also looks like a good place...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place to visit. The cheeses are sensational and the cheese mistress was wonderful. Knowledgeable and entertaining. We bought lots. Good cafe attached too with loads of good things to eat in a lovely setting with outdoor seating available.

Thank Ah62
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