Stu­dent cheeses judged at Win­tec

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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.

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