About us

Based in the sunny Tasman region of New Zealand, nestled between the sea and the mountains, Neudorf Black is part of a community of amazing artisanal gourmet food and beverage producers across the top of the South Island of New Zealand.

Inspired by ancient superfoods, our locally produced gourmet range strives to capture natural nutritional benefits while delivering an unrivalled taste experience. We believe anyone can create something special with exceptional flavour and nutrition. Black Garlic has been enjoyed in Asia for centuries for its health giving properties. Sunroot has been used to lower blood sugar for centuries. Our Black Sunroot is a world first with its own unique bio-active components.

We are husband and wife duo, Noël and Teena Jelsma. Like many New Zealanders we appreciate good food and believe that good food should not come at the expense of the planet.

Teena and Noel from Neudorf Black

We spent 8 years living in Asia, the birthplace of Black Garlic. However, our first tasting experience of Black Garlic was 40 mins from our New Zealand home, at the local market in Nelson, New Zealand. 

In 2019 while living overseas, we heard that the producer of that delicious NZ Black Garlic was looking for a buyer before closing up shop. Unable to let New Zealand's best Black Garlic and the world's only Black Sunroot fade into the sunset, Neudorf Black was born. We relocated back to Aotearoa New Zealand in December 2019. 

From our 12 acre property on Neudorf Road we grow organic sunroot and garlic sustainably. We grow 'from the ground up.' Our focus is on nurturing the earth and goodness that lives beneath our feet.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact us via the form below. We look forward to hearing from you! -- Teena & Noël