Clevedon Buffalo Co launches creamy buffalo Kiwi twist on classic French tartinade
Clevedon Buffalo Co is bringing a tempting taste of France to dining tables this month with
the release of three new spreadable buffalo cheeses.
The trio of tartinades, which are farm fresh and handmade, come in three delectable flavours
– Smoked Paprika, Herb & Garlic and Truffled Porcini & Pepper.
These buffalo cheese spreads have been created by Clevedon Buffalo owner-operators
Richard and Helen Dorresteyn, who have been farming riverine buffalo in Clevedon,
Auckland, for more than a decade.
The couple are long-time fans of the regional flavoured soft cheeses found in France, so
were keen to create their own fresh take on the product.
“Richard and I have been experimenting at home with our exquisite salted curd and we
discovered that it combined beautifully with herbs, spices and vegetables to make a
delicious spreadable cheese,” Helen says.
“It’s taken the best part of two years to perfect the balance of flavours of the three tartinades,
but we couldn’t be happier with the end result.
“These versatile tartinades are great served with crostini or crackers or enjoyed as part of an
antipasto offering. They also make a fabulous addition to any cheese board and can add an
extra bit of deliciousness to meat and vegetable dishes.”
The Smoked Paprika Tartinade is particularly good for adding creaminess and a smoky
aroma to homemade burgers, while the Herb & Garlic Tartinade is delicious with mushrooms
or beef. Meanwhile, the Truffled Porcini & Pepper Tartinade makes a truly divine ravioli filling
when combined with field mushrooms.
The tartinade range is Clevedon Buffalo Co’s seventh innovative buffalo cheese option, with
the company also offering up mozzarella, cherry mozzarella, bocconcini, ricotta, marinated
buffalo cheese, Mexican Oaxaca (pronounced wah-hah-kah) cheese, as well as their
delicious range of yoghurts.
All of the products in the Clevedon Buffalo Co range are natural, hand made and suitable for
those who have difficulty digesting cheese or yoghurt made from cow’s milk.
Clevedon Buffalo Co’s Tartinade is available now from Farro Fresh, Auckland-wide and
Moore Wilson’s in Wellington, from today, Wednesday June 12. The full range of Clevedon
Buffalo Co products is also available from the Clevedon Village Farmers Market, every
Sunday, 8.30am – 1.00pm at the Clevedon Showgrounds.
RRP: $10.50 for a 150 gram jar. www.clevedonbuffalo.co.nz.
About The Clevedon Valley Buffalo Co.
Just south of Auckland on the shores of the Hauraki Gulf is a farm unlike any other in New
Zealand. True pioneers of the buffalo farming scene locally, Richard and Helen Dorresteyn
own and operate 200 head of buffalo and were the first to farm buffalo in New Zealand in
2007. A family-run business, collectively they produce award-winning fresh buffalo
mozzarella, bocconcini, ricotta, yoghurt and marinated buffalo cheese. The company’s
buffalo dairy factory has won multiple awards and gold medals at New Zealand’s national
cheese and artisan awards.