About Kaimai

The Kaimai Cheese Company was first established in 2005 and floated as a public company aiming to establish a premium brand of quality cheeses. The name ‘Kaimai’ highlights the nearby mountain range and appropriately means ‘food source’. The factory began with exporting quality ‘French style’ soft cheeses to New Caledonia until the strengthening New Zealand dollar made this uneconomic. The Company also merged with the Te Mata Cheese Company, established in the Hawkes Bay and now sells cheeses under both of these quality brands.