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A vision for high quality Italian style cheese made with traditional Italian know-how and the very best natural local New Zealand ingredients.
Flavio and Flavia both from Rome, Italy and passionate about good food and rugby, wanted to create a new life in New Zealand. Flavia has spent 25 years as a top executive in an international company. Flavio used to play professional rugby in Italy and briefly also played in New Zealand.
With Italy having more than 1000 different types of cheeses, they found the variety of cheeses in New Zealand very limited. Therefore, they bravely decided to introduce some of these traditional Italian cheese styles to the New Zealand market. They found in Nelson the opportunity to collaborate with Oaklands Farm. This source would provide a supply of fully traceable quality local A2-tested cows milk.
Requiring an Italian sounding Brand, "ViaVio" was chosen. It comes from the last part of Flavia and Flavio's name. It conjures up the image of historic and traditional artisanal Italian brands, and stands proudly alongside the stars of the Southern Cross.
ViaVio is now producing and supplying the very finest quality products made with solely natural local ingredients and no added preservatives for all like-minded discerning foodies.
NATURALE. ITALIANO. ECCELLENTE. PROUDLY MADE IN NZ.
Flavia & Flavio