Banks Peninsula’s Barrys Bay Cheese has taken out the Champion of Champions Award at the New Zealand Champions of Cheese Awards with its aged gouda. Canterbury was wellrepresented across the board. North Canterbury’s Karikaas Natural Dairy Products took home the Champion Dutch Style Cheese Award, as well as gold medals for its vintage gouda and maasdam. Barrys Bay also won gold for its gruyere, aged gouda, maasdam, gouda, nettle gouda, and peppered havarti. Canterbury’s Emilio’s Cheese won the Champion Fresh Unripened Cheese Award for its stracchino. Cheese champions: Mike and Catherine Carey with the Barrys Bay champion cheese, aged gouda.