Airedale is a semi-soft gourmet cheese, made by the Whitestone Cheese Company in New Zealand. The cheese is named after the Airedale farming district in North Otagos rolling lowlands, where it is produced. It is an organic cheese made from vegetable rennet. The rind has a deep red wax coating. The cheese is made from semi-pasteurised cow's milk. It has a grassy smell with a light colour. Occasional curd holes can be seen in the cheese. Airedale cheese melts on your tongue and has a tangy, salty and milky flavour.
This cheese is best paired with Zinfandel wine.