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About CuisineScene

The CUISINESCENE NEW ZEALAND brand began sixteen years ago in a small cafe in Hamilton, where  customers begged the owners to let them take home some of the delicious dressing used on the cafe's salads.  And the brand is still going strong, bringing great taste to your table with tasty condiments and salad dressings, in the  New Zealand tradition of "home preserves". Cuisinescene products are made with love and care in open pans to maintain fresh taste and superb quality - they are definitely NOT factory-made.  The products are available in retail size bottles and jars and also in large "food service" sizes to simplify life for busy cafe and restaurant chefs. 

We care about the environment and do our best to be as "green" as possible.  The cooks use the best seasonal fruit and vegetables, most grown within a few kilometres of the  kitchen. Our glass jars and bottles can be re-used by home cooks for their own preserves and we use recycled cardboard boxes for packing orders for sending to our website customers, and biodegradable bags for market customers who don't have their own bags.  

Almost all of our products are both FREE OF GLUTEN INGREDIENTS* and also DAIRY-FREE*
* see individual product descriptions for exceptions

More about CuisineScene

A team of "women of a certain age" whip up steaming batches of chutneys and jellies, and gallons of vinaigrettes and sauces in a small registered kitchen in the Waikato. Using only the best produce, and traditional recipes with a distinctly New Zealand twist, the results are always mouth-watering - not to mention sometimes addictive!

A case in point is the "world-famous in New Zealand" Black Raspberry Vinaigrette, which is our top seller . One customer  confessed that she eats it out of the bottle with a spoon, and many fans hoard extra bottles at the back of the pantry so they can be sure never to be without it!  Real addicts buy the 1.6L flagons.

Chefs love our Red Wine Vinaigrette, which was the original product made in the cafe so ago, and still has a huge following. We have loyal customers who have been regularly ordering this product for all those years;  they say they just can't have a salad without it!  Other popular products include the Passionfruit and Lemon Curd - so tangy and delicious - and Bloke’s Smokey Stout Chutney, brimming with tomatoes, fruit, real stout, and a hint of hickory.

Although supplying  eager customers keeps us busy, along with our regular stall at Tamahere Country Market and appearances at various shows and expos, we love to add new products  to the range, like the already popular Asian-style Dressing. We have just added a traditional Lemon Honey and an unusual Roast Capsicum Aioli.  And we’re always happy to consider product requests from our customers!

Get in touch to learn more, or check out our products to try some today!

"We could almost drink the Black Raspberry Vinaigrette from the bottle!" - Roo