BusinessNovember 14, 2019

Cheese Cartel: The ‘slow startup’ delivering on cheese dreams


Business is Boring is a weekly podcast series presented by The Spinoff in association with Callaghan Innovation. Host Simon Pound speaks with innovators and commentators focused on the future of New Zealand. This week he talks to Jade Tang-Taylor and Anna Guenther from Cheese Cartel.

Cheese Cartel was the outcome of a bunch of friends who know how to make things happen coming together for a higher purpose – cheese.

A self-described “slow startup”, Cheese Cartel is an antidote to the kind of businesses that are out to take over the world at any and all costs. Instead, it is a cool meditation on growing a company with the best people possible to get the best results.

Two of the Cheese Cartel’s five (and a half) founders join Business is Boring today: Jade Tang-Taylor, who was on the podcast previously as co-founder of Curative and now consults to bring design for social impact and diversity to projects large and small, and Anna Guenther, who was also on the podcast previously as founder and chief bubble blower at PledgeMe.

Listen to the chat below to learn about their philosophy, how they launched a successful cheese service business and the journey of making a business with friends.

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