Student cheeses judged at Wintec
include eight schools and around 280 year 10 students.
The students received cheese making kits to make their own cheeses and teachers received training from Wintec so they could then teach the students.
The project was incorporated into the students’ science and food technology programmes.
‘‘The programme is an opportunity for the students to get a taste of the industry while learning the science of cheese making. It’s hands on and it brings together science and food in a really interesting way,’’ Taituha said.
It’s hoped next year between 600 and 800 students will take part and that it will be extended to different year levels.