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Maison Therese was founded in 1965, over forty years ago by Therese Mooren. Therese was born in Holland and emigrated to New Zealand over 50 years ago. She started producing in her kitchen at home, that is how the name ‘Maison Therese’ was derived, ‘Maison’ meaning ‘the house’. Maison Therese produced its first jar of pickled Onions and Gherkins in 1965 and has been preserving favourite New Zealand flavours ever since. Gradually they expanded to include other products and target other markets, all made to Maison Therese’s recipes. The company is still owned and run by Therese’s daughter Monique Bradshaw and granddaughter Emma Bradshaw.

Maison Therese has diversified quite substantially is the last 10 years touching many new markets. A stunning gift range with a beautiful silver label has been developed specifically aimed at the corporate gift market in both New Zealand and Australia. The supply to restaurants, cafes and catering companies throughout New Zealand with fantastic products in 2.2L and 4L pails is an area of business which continues to grow with Maison Therese having the reputation of creating a ‘wow’ factor. Maison Therese is also available in all the Farmlands rural trading stores and a selected few RD1 stores. Our everyday (supermarket) range is available in most supermarkets in New Zealand and also Food lovers stores such as Moore Wilson (Wellington), Fresha (New Plymouth), Farro Fresh and Nosh stores (Auckland) and Bellatino’s (Havelock North).

Photography by Lee Warren

 

"Every jar of pickles, whether gherkins, onions, cauliflower, chillis or capsicums is filled by hand, with great care taken to pack the vegetables tightly and decoratively. The rows of completed jars make a stunning display.

The pickles are as lovely to eat as they are to look at, with a clean flavour and crisp texture. This is achieved through traditional home-kitchen methods". - NZ Listener