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  • Supplier Profile: The Alchemists Table

    The Alchemists Table

    The Alchemist’s Table is a locally designed tableware brand, made to hospitality industry standards. Each piece is individually formed and hand finished by artisan potters in their New Zealand studio.

    The Alchemist's Table is a celebration of the magic of colour, form and natural organic beauty. They wanted to take the natural raw simplicity of clay dug out of the ground and turn it into something magical yet classic. To take the rustic authenticity of handcrafted shapes and combine them with the unexpected magic of glaze. A unique canvas that chefs around the world can use to present their culinary art.

    They think that the definition of Alchemy, a seemingly magical process of creation and transformation, is a remarkably accurate description for what we do. We’ve associated our pursuit of magical outcomes with the traditional alchemists.

    Their products are individually hand modelled by artisan potters in New Zealand before being reproduced with simple machinery to ensure strength and consistency. All pottery is made and finished in our Palmerston North studio.

  • Supplier Profile: Gellicious Gelato

    Gellicious Gelato

    The team behind Kaffee Eis make their gelato under the brand Gellicious Gelato (which also wholesales to cafes and restaurants throughout the country).

    They make more than 45 flavours, so each of their stores has an ever-changing variety to tempt your taste buds.

    They use authentic recipes, that have been developed over the years using only quality ingredients.

    Their fruit gelato (with the exception of banana) is all sorbetto – water-based, not milk-based. They are dairy free, vegan, gluten free and contain up to 38% real fruit – hence are 99% fat free.

    Their milk based gelato is just that – milk based, in contrast to ice cream which is cream based. This means that Kaffee Eis gelato is lower in fat than traditional ice cream and has a fuller more satisfying flavour.

    Kaffee Eis Story:

    Established in 2004 Kaffee Eis is the home of Gellicious Gelato their award winning gelato brand.

    Their Oriental Bay store opened for the first time in December 2004. The initial plan had been for a coffee shop that “sold a little bit of ice cream” because of its beachside location. This changed when, while holidaying in Noosa, owner Karl was reminded how much he enjoyed gelato and lamented the fact that no one was doing it well in Wellington. From there Italian contacts were made, machinery sourced and Kaffee Eis was born.

    The name was chosen to reflect Karl’s Austrian heritage – Kaffee Eis (pronounced - café ice), which means coffee and ice cream in German. Kaffee Eis quickly grew a reputation for both high quality gelato (which was all initially manufactured on site) and great coffee.

    It wasn’t long before a production kitchen was set up. This was followed soon after by a second store on the lagoon in Frank Kitts Park (Jan 2005), and two years later a third in Courtenay Place (March 2007) followed by Cuba Street (November 2013) and The Kiosk TSB Arena (June 2017).

    Whilst Kaffee Eis, along with its manufacturing and distribution arm Gellicious Gelato, is now one of the biggest manufacturers of gelato in New Zealand, they remain 100% locally owned and operated.

  • Supplier Profile: The Edge - Escarpment Martinborough

    The Edge - Escarpment Martinborough

    The Escarpment Vineyard Edge range includes Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. It has been created to allow more fruit driven easy drinking expressions of these varieties. They are made without the use of oak and usually include small amounts of residual sugar. This means the wines are ideal for current vintage drinking and make great aperitifs. For this reason they are often found sold by the glass in restaurants.

    All fruit for the Edge is from Martinborough and is processed in the same meticulous manner Escarpment wines are made.

    These wines  age gracefully but make for great drinking in the first one or two years after bottling.

    About Escarpment Winery:

    Situated just 5 kilometres east of Martinborough village, Escarpment’s 24 hectares of distinctive alluvial gravel, terraced land stretches out along the banks of the Huangarua River.

    Overlooking the vineyard are the Aorangi Ranges, the very hills made famous by Kupe the great Polynesian voyager who discovered New Zealand, according to Maori legend. Kupe left his three canoes, Nga Waka, on top of the range, giving rise to the now familiar landmark of the district, the “Nga Waka-o-Kupe” or three flat-topped hills on top of the range, which resemble unturned canoes.

    Under Winemaker Larry McKennas leadership since Escarpment’s inception in 1999,  the Escarpment team aims to reward wine lovers with progressive and suggestive wines that encourage them to venture to the edge of wine loving and appreciation.

  • Supplier Profile: Cranky Goat & The Drunken Nanny

    New Zealand Goat's Milk Cheese

    Cranky Goat

    Cranky Goat produce hand made goat cheeses using goat milk from their neighbouring farm in Marlborough Sounds. They focus on cheese that is made using traditional methods and recipes with a taste that is enjoyed by everyone, rather than focusing on people with a more discerning palette who prefer a stronger flavoured cheese.

    Their varieties of cheese include soft cheeses ranging in flavours, feta and halloumi and are available from September to May.

    Recently, the Cranky Goat team team have released a cow's milk cheese range, Moody Cow, made with Oaklands A2 Cows Milk and available from May-September in between the goat's cheese seasons.

    The Drunken Nanny

    The Drunken Nanny are based just south of Martinborough in the Wairarapa. All their milk comes from their own herd of milking doe and all milking and cheese making is done on site.

    Their award-winning cheeses are clean, sweet and mild in flavour and include a smooth chevre style fresh cheese range, soft cheeses and feta.

    The cheeses are available from September to around March.

    Cranky Goat and The Drunken Nanny goat's cheeses are available from Moore Wilson's Fresh Markets when in season.

  • Supplier Profile: Tendertips Asparagus

    Tendertips Asparagus

    Husband and wife Geoff and Liz have been growing asparagus and supplying New Zealand food grocers since 1980 and now their son Cam and his wife co-own the business with them.

    They grow several varieties of asparagus, including purple asparagus, and all are grown within 20km of their packhouse, in Himitangi, Foxton and Poroutawhao areas. The geographical spread of crops provides some protection against isolated climatic events.

    The Tendertips Asparagus season is typically 100 days, from mid September till Christmas and occasionally they will have a small amount of asparagus to sell from January to March.

    Tendertips Asparagus is delivered and sold daily to food grocers throughout New Zealand. They also export to Japan. Their Japanese customers enjoy the sweet flavour profile of our asparagus as well as the fresh quality. They have received feedback that their asparagus is the sweetest in the world and they put this down to the temperate growing climate of the Horowhenua.

    They have also more recently diversified into strawberry growing in polytunnels under their new brand Lewis Farm.

    You can find Tendertips Asparagus and Lewis Farm Strawberries, when in season, in the Moore Wilson's Fresh Markets.

  • Supplier Profile: Scapegrace Gin & Vodka

    Scapegrace

    Scapegrace was founded in 2012 by brothers-in-law Daniel McLaughlin and Mark Neal who both had a passion for premium gin and spirits and is now sold in almost 40 countries around the world. Scapegrace’s spirits are made at a distillery in Canterbury, using a 19th century copper pot still.

    Now the fifth-highest selling gin in New Zealand, they have also branched out into making vodka after realising that the majority of the vodka available in New Zealand produced overseas.

    Scapegrace vodka is distilled once, rather than four times as is common in some other brands. It takes about three or four days to make a bottle. The vodka has a velvety texture, super clean and balanced, with a slightly creamy and sweet finish.

     

    Find Scapegrace gin and vodka online here and in store.

  • Supplier Profile: Siggy's Pies

    Siggy's Pies

    Siggy Woolloff's pies started during her time as head chef at Plimmerton Boating Club. After she decided to put pies on the menu they gained contracts from the Plimmerton Rugby Club, and then at the Waikanae Golf Club. From there word spread and she was approached by food retailers and cafes wanting to sell her pies and in 2014 she opened her own shop making and selling pies.

    Siggy never planned on becoming a pie maker nor opening up her own pie shop but now she boasts that they make the heartiest, tastiest and just downright bestest pies in the known universe...in Waikanae on the gorgeous Kāpiti Coast.

    Siggy's make both meat and vegetarian pies, as well as continuously creating new a delicious flavour combinations.

    Find a range of Siggy's Pies in store at Moore Wilson's.

  • Supplier Profile: Massimo's Italian Cheeses

    Masimo's Italian Cheeses

    Massimo and his wife started Massimo's Italian Cheeses in 2010 after moving here from Puglia and they realised there was a gap in the New Zealand market for fresh Italian cheese. They started selling their cheese at La Cigale market in Auckland and have since grown to sell their products in supermarkets and grocers nationwide.

    They have won multiple awards for their hand crafted cheeses. Their range includes buffalo mozzarella, cows milk mozzarella, bocconcini, cherry bocconcini, burrata, stracciatella, ricotta, tvorog and some rare varieties such as caciocavallo.

    Find a wide range of these cheeses in store at Moore Wilson's.

  • Supplier Profile: Whitestone Cheese

    Whitestone Cheese

    Whitestone Cheese was founded in 1987 as a diversification during the 1980’s rural downturn and a series of crippling droughts. Bob’s experience in livestock trading was quickly applied to cheese trading. The original factory was set up in Oamaru in a converted garage with milk sourced from local farms and one variety, Whitestone Farmhouse was launched. The business slowly grew as an extension of the farming operation until todays purpose built factory was commissioned in 1998. Son Simon joined the business bringing a new set of skills and the farm was sold to concentrate on growing the exciting family enterprise.

    Whitestone Cheese source their milk locally where possible. The fresh cow’s milk comes from North Otago Fonterra dairy farms and goat’s milk is sourced directly from a single Washdyke farm just north of Oamaru. All of their milk is delivered fresh and raw to be pasteurised at the factory to produce export certified cheese.

    They utilise traditional cheese making methods which is true to the heritage of cheese, the process is natural as are all ingredients. Their range of award winning cheese includes, blue, soft, semi soft, feta and vintage cheese.

    Moore Wilson's stocks a wide range of all types of White Stone Cheese.

  • Supplier Profile: Kingsmeade Artisan Cheese

    Kingsmeade Artisan Cheese

    On the outskirts of Masterton in the Wairarapa, Miles and Janet King have been making ewe and cow's milk cheeses since 1998 and have since won many awards.

    Kingsmeade makes 14 different varieties of cheese, half from ewes' milk and half from cows'. All are uniquely hand crafted, ranging from the aged hard varieties to the deliciously soft.

    Miles is heavily involved in all aspects of the farming and cheesemaking with daily milking, cutting and packaging. Each batch of cheese is hand made in the factory on the farm, right next to the family home. Janet runs the Kingsmeade shop and dispatches orders all across New Zealand.

    They have 200 East Friesian sheep. Traditionally, this breed of sheep have been used as milking sheep mostly in Europe. They are known as friendly, clever, robust, highly fertile (they usually have twins or triplets) and are good milkers. Sheep's milk is extremely high in nutrients compared to other kinds of commercially available milk. In many cases, it is more readily digestible to people who suffer from lactose intolerance. Evidence suggests it can also help people with eczema and other allergies.

    Here at Moore Wilson's we stock a range of Kingsmeade cheese:

    • Castlepoint Feta
    • Mt Bruce Havarti
    • Ngawi Brie
    • Opaki Manchego
    • Sunset Blue
    • Tinui Blue
    • Wairarapa Jack
    • Woodside Emmental

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