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Zany Zeus launches exclusive range with the opening of its first store

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Zany Zeus launches exclusive range with the opening of its first store

Fans of award-winning cheese-maker Zany Zeus are in for an exclusive treat with the opening of the company’s first store in Lower Hutt- just down the road from the milk and cheese factory.

The family-run business is owned and operated by artisan cheese-maker Michael Matsis and his sister Meropi. For the past 12 years the company has been producing top quality, boutique cheeses including halloumi and feta which are distributed to hundreds of cafes, restaurants and supermarkets throughout the country.

The store, located at 149 Randwick Road in Moera, Lower Hutt is open from 10-5pm, Wednesday to Sunday inclusive.  

For the first time, the entire Zany Zeus cheese range is available to purchase in store including its well known cultured products – crème fraiche, mascarpone, cream cheese and sour cream– all of which will be sold in retail sized packages.

Zany Zeus has launched a new range of smoked cheese which includes smoked brinza, smoked ricotta, smoked paneer as well as smoked yoghurt - the first ‘yoghurt’ of its kind available in New Zealand.  A new range of gourmet yoghurt with fresh fruit toppings and marinated feta in herbs and oils is also on sale. Customers will not only be able to indulge in the wide range of delicious handcrafted cheeses, but will also be given the opportunity to learn more about each cheese from Zany Zeus staff, as well as recipes, food matches and in-store demonstrations from time to time.

Zany Zeus is also proud to launch, exclusive to the store, the latest addition to its range – its own premium ice-cream made with fresh organic milk and organic cream, available in a range of  unique flavours including cookies and cream, pistachio and almond brittle, feijoa, chocolate rough, sorbet flavours and many more. There is also a soy ice-cream and soy snow freeze for people who are lactose intolerant. Over time customers will also be given the opportunity to watch and learn how the ice-cream is made by viewing the process through a glass window in the store.  Fruit smoothies and milk shakes are also available to purchase.

 “We are very excited to have opened our first store which so far has been incredibly well received by our regular customers and members of the public who have never been exposed to Zany Zeus products.  It also gives us the opportunity to showcase the full Zany Zeus range which has been in development for a long time. We want to create an interactive experience for people so they can come in, learn about our cheeses, taste the different varieties, savour our delicious ice-cream or simply sit back and enjoy a coffee made with our own organic milk,” said Michael Matsis.

Of Greek heritage, Michael launched Zany Zeus in 2000 with his mother Lefki Matsis after several years researching and experimenting with the art of cheese-making.  Michael has also picked up numerous Cuisine Champions of Cheese Awards throughout the years.


For more information please contact: Rebecca Reed on 021 205 7718 or zanyzeus@gmail.com

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