Whitestone Cheese

As part of our commitment to purchase goods and services locally to help the economy, while also serving New Zealand's favourite cheese.

Here are some of the reasons we choose to work with Whitestone Cheese

  • Whey is collected and returned as stock feed to local farmers.
  • Whitestone's milk is sourced from the healthy grass-fed cows of local North Otago farms. They source local/NZ ingredients wherever possible.
  • The factory's heat treatment and hot water is all heated with liquid purified gas, emitting clean atmospheric water vapour.
  • Electricity is sourced from the local hydroelectric power plants, a 100% renewable energy source.



An image of Whitestone Cheese- Blue Cheese served at The George

What our patrons say

Alex and Morgana are absolutely the best. Alex accommodated us on our arrival and nothing was an issue. We cannot speak highly enough of your staff in general. We love staying at your hotel. Your staff pride themselves in hospitality. Not just service. Thank you to everyone that made our stay so welcoming yet again!!

We stayed at The George 6 years ago on our first honeymoon and returned here to start and end our month long second honeymoon around the South Island. As usual, the facility was excellent, and the service outstanding. Make sure you try the smoked salmon on the breakfast buffet, and if you need anything rely on Alex and Mark to assist you. Hands down the best hotel on the South Island.

Service is excellent with well-appointed rooms and perfect location. We even got a free teddy bear to take away which was an unexpected bonus! Its the small things right. Great coffee and rooms were recently renovated, bed was first class.

Welcoming and helpful staff. Delicious dining at 50 Bistro with great kids menu. Lovely cocktails too for harried parents! Comfortable beds. Love the teddy bears at turn down! Great central location next to Hagley Park, Botanical Gardens and the Museum.