Whitestone Cheese Co is a producer of award winning, artisan craft cheeses that is made in Oamaru is distributed throughout New Zealand. We are a New Zealand family owned and operated business that takes pride in rewarding our customers with premium products.
The Berry family were fourth generation Otago farmers, Whitestone Cheese was founded in 1987 as a diversification during the 1980’s rural downturn and crippling droughts. The original factory was set up in a converted garage with milk sourced from local farms and one cheese, ‘Whitestone Farmhouse’, was launched.
We have grown a lot since then to become a globally recognised artisan cheese company with over 25 different cheeses and 75 dedicated staff members throughout New Zealand, with majority in Oamaru. We have recently acquired a new Diner & Motel complex on State Highway 1 that is to enhance our operation in Oamaru. This is to be the brand experience and spiritual home of Whitestone Cheese, plus provide a link to the factory with factory tours.
Our Waitaki region's clean water, rich soil, quality pastures, temperate climate and contented cows all make for premium milk, which creates the natural flavours of our premium cheese. We are passionate about the quality of our cheese and ensuring it is world class.