About us

Making ethical, cruelty free, environmentally friendly, healthy choices about what we eat should be simple- so we decided to make what we couldn't find..a  real cultured aged dairy free nut cheese -raw but using centuries of traditional knowledge to develop delicious complex flavours, aroma and texture. 
Our cheeses are fully vegan, nutrient dense and perfect for the cheese platter, salad, bagel, baked potato, pasta or gorgeous creation of your choice.
 We believe that what we leave out of our cheese matters as much as what we put in.
We use no animal original cultures or ingredients, gums, renet, fillers, binders, refined sugars, chemicals, artificial flavours, soy, preservatives, gm products, heated nuts or oils etc.
We just use ancient traditional techniques of aging our cheese to develop complexity, flavours and texture and take care to preserve the healthful nature of the cheeses by activating the nuts and crafting the cheese with probiotics as raw products (less than 42 degrees celcius) retaining maximum nutrient benefit and avoiding toxins created by heating oils.
Comments received from some of our customers:
" I'm from South Africa and recently spend two weeks on holiday in NZ. I found your details on Happy Cow and paid a visit to your stall at Parnell Farmers Market. I bought some of your nut cheese, muffins and pastries and whow it was out of this world... I had a small round nut cheese. Just loved it......" Roelie P
"Kaiaroha is a must visit for any vegans visiting or residing within central Auckland. The food is delicious and fantastically priced considering the quality, ethical choices, care and energy put into the crafting of their wonderful dishes. I live locally and am in awe of the amount of hours the team there put in to maintain such a high standard, six days a week- it is clearly a true labour of love. 

Regarding food recommendations: their weekend platter menu is an absolute treat and a great way to indulge with friends or loved ones during the weekend. The regular menu never fails to impress, though I am particularly fond of their felafel with tabbouleh and hummus. Their cabinets are filled with so many mouth watering options it almost hurts to pick only one (or two, let's be honest) thing(s) at a time! I recommend it all, but have a very soft spot for their polenta bakes and warmed sandwiches. They also offer the most refreshing iced teas which come served in generous glasses filled with fresh fruit and are not over-sweetened or sickly at all. 

Thank you so much to the entire Kaiaroha team for working so passionately to provide such a haven of vegan delectables.  You are an absolute asset to the local community, not only offering an ethical food option which is affordable and accessible, but also providing a warm and friendly environment to enjoy it in. If I could rate you more than 5 stars, I would in a heartbeat!"  -Hanna P (Zomato)