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The inaugural Meyer Cheese Melt Challenge 2019 will see chefs across the Waikato create their own take on the famous New Zealand toastie. From the 15th-28th of July diners across the region will be able to sample these cheesy creations and vote for their favourite!

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Dairy country is cheese country!

The Waikato is known for our award winning cheese makers, soon it will also be the best cheese toasties in the land too!


MEYER CHEESE Melt Challenge Industry Launch

Monday 17th June Hamilton Gardens Cafe, 2-4pm

Eateries interested in entering the challenge are invited to attend the launch of our first ever Melt Challenge! Come and be inspired and learn more about the challenge whilst sampling an array of products that could be incorporated into your cheesy creation!

This is an industry event and is FREE but you must RSVP to

Keen to showcase your products?

We are hosting ‘meet the maker’ style product displays at the launch so that chefs can get an idea of what they could incorporate into their dish, if you’d like to be involved email

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To enter

Challenge entry fee: Early Bird (before 25th July) $99 after this $150

Final date for entry: 1st July

To enter follow the link below.


Many thanks to our Key Sponsors