Cottage Crafts was founded in 2009 when we still lived on our lifestyle block in the area of Wellsford. We started out with two Saanen goats and were looking for cheese making equipment available in New Zealand. There wasn't much on the market so we ordered cheese molds and other cheese making products in our old home country, Germany.
Many visitors and WWOOFers we hosted on our little farm showed interest in the products we got from overseas. We were often asked if we could order some for them, too. This was when the idea started to open a business and sell good quality cheese making products at fair prices to New Zealand home cheese makers.
And the rest is history as they say.
We meanwhile live in the beautiful Far North. Life is sometimes full of changes. The biggest change in our life was when we started the Artisan German Bakery Flour Power in 2013. We were again in a similar situation with not many bread making products available in New Zealand. This means we extended our range and now offer some baking tools, too.