Sue Arthur


Sue is the inspiration behind the New Zealand Cheese School. It is her passion for cheesemaking that is ultimately responsible for it’s establishment.

South Waikato resident Sue Arthur has been surrounded by perfect dairying conditions for more than 20 years. Her surroundings inspired a passion for dairy products that saw her traverse the nation and the globe to experience, make and sample cheese.

Determined to learn more about how to make great cheese, she was disappointed that there was very limited training available in New Zealand. While she was prepared to travel to gain her education, she wanted to make it easy for others to learn. And so in late 2007 the New Zealand Cheese School and affililate artisan dairy company Over the Moon Dairy came into being.

Sue loves to be involved in the DIY Cheesemaker for a Day workshops and trains alongside Neil Willman. She is also a joint trainer for Setting up a Farmhouse Cheese Business, where participants learn from her in a case study of how Over the Moon Dairy and The New Zealand Cheese School came into being.