About Us

Neudorf Black is New Zealand's leading Black Garlic producer supplying the largest range of Black Garlic condiments. Nestled between the sea and mountains in the sunny Tasman region, Neudorf Black are proud to be a member of the artisanal food and beverage community across Te Tau Ihu, the top of the South Island of New Zealand.

Owned and managed by husband and wife duo, Noël and Teena Jelsma. The Black Garlic range from Neudorf Black captures natural nutritional benefits while delivering an unrivalled taste experience. Anyone can easily create something special with exceptional flavour and nutrition. 

Teena and Noel from Neudorf Black

Our story

Listen to Noël in a 5 min interview on Radio New Zealand 2024

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. That's where we met Ralph who made Black Garlic paste.

In 2019 while living overseas, we heard that Ralph was looking for a buyer before closing up shop. Unwilling to let New Zealand's best Black Garlic fade into the sunset, we bought Ralph's oven and recipe. We moved home to our property on Neudorf Road, Upper Moutere in December 2019, where Neudorf Black is based. 

We welcome visitors to our premises by appointment. Please see our homepage for what you can expect from a visit to our place.

Moutere Artisans

Neudorf Road and the Moutere region is home to a collective of talented artisans. The Moutere Artisans hold open days where we open the gates to our properties and invite the public in to learn, enjoy, and buy. Find out about our next Open Day on the Moutere Artisans website.

Certified Carbon Friendly

Neudorf Black is proud to be certified Carbon Friendly with Ekos.

Every December, our birthday month, we offset our business’s 12 months operational emissions with certified carbon credits. These offsets grow and protect forests in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands and help to deliver climate resilience, waterways protection, erosion control, biodiversity conservation and community economic development.

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Our power provider is also a certified CarboNZero provider. We drive a PHEV around the country to food shows. Our packaging is always a conscious choice and we are constantly looking for ways to lighten our footprint on the earth.

Our Core Values

1. Sustainability is Life

We believe we are all kaitiaki (guardians) of the environment and resources within our control and we are all responsible for the wellbeing of our planet. We believe in sustainable lifestyles for our team members. Personal growth matters as does sustainable growth of revenue and reputation.

2. Delight

We foster a culture of quality and strive to delight our customers and partners by exceeding expectations with every interaction.

3. Helping Others

We offer a range that helps others pursue physical health as they create healthy meals. As a business we value collaboration with customers, partners and colleagues, and ‘pay it forward’ when we can.

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Teena & Noël