31 Jan 2015

Cheese makers welcome raw milk decision

9:03 pm on 31 January 2015

Specialist cheese makers are welcoming a decision by the New Zealand and Australian health ministers to allow a wider range of cheeses to be made from raw milk.

The decision was made yesterday at a meeting of the ministers in Auckland, where for many years the former beer baron Sir Douglas Myers campaigned to allow raw-milk cheeses to be sold in this country, because they have a better flavour.

The new rules require that the raw milk cheese does not support the growth of disease-causing bacteria, and that there is no rise in the level of those during processing.