Ocho is a craft bean-to-bar chocolate maker, making fine flavour, single origin chocolate from cacao beans grown in the Pacific that are fair traded and fully traceable. Wander on in and slurp on a steaming hot drink while watching the chocolate making in action. In divine flavours as Horipito & Kawakawa, and The Beekeeper's Bar (made with Manuka honey and real bee pollen), Ocho chocolate is also available to taste and buy at the Otago Farmers Market.
22 Vogel St
Quick Brown Fox
A wantonly lush organic-coffee liqueur with a clever hint of cinnamon in its tail, Quick Brown Fox is hand crafted and hand-labelled in Dunedin. Best enjoyed neat. Available for tasting in selected bars or for purchase in 250ml and 500ml bottles in liquor stores across the city.
It started with a cow. The Evansdale Cheese story begins in 1978 when the Dennison family cow started producing more milk than the family could use. Today 1,500 litres of locally produced milk is used every day to produce 20 - 30 different varieties of cheese – quite the step up!
Available to try at the Otago Farmers every Saturday morning, and for purchase from local supermarkets. Or hop in a car and go visit at 4 Duncan Ave, Hawksbury Village (15 mins from Dunedin).
Spelt Bakery on Highgate
Fig and cranberry sourdough, 100% wholemeal spelt flour loaf and traditional gingerbread are just some of the artisan breads baked daily at Spelt on Highgate. Also the makers of Dunedin's best sausage roll (lamb and harissa - as voted by locals), get in early before the local devotees clean out the cabinets.