Kōrero: Waikato region

Roadside Stories: The big cheese of Lichfield

The southern hemisphere’s biggest cheese factory is in the small Waikato town of Lichfield. Owned by the Fonterra dairy cooperative – New Zealand’s largest company, responsible for a third of the world’s international dairy trade – the Lichfield factory is the much larger descendant of the many small dairy factories that once dotted the New Zealand countryside.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Lichfield and the factory. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato region - Farming', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/35249/roadside-stories-the-big-cheese-of-lichfield (accessed 16 October 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 9 Jul 2015