Since 1998, artisan cheese makers Miles and Janet King have actually silently created a broad range of supreme ewe as well as cow's milk cheeses on their idyllic 30-acre farm on the outskirts of Masterton, New Zealand.
Kingsmeade started making ewe's milk cheeses with milk from their own flock of East Friesian sheep. Clover, chicory, plantain as well as lucerne cover broad, green meadows. The sheep allow, contented and loaded with individuality-- no need to round them up at milking time, they listen to Miles' voice and also come on their very own.
After years of hands on care, meticulous records and also genetic studies, Miles' flock has actually become New Zealand's initial registered sheep milking breed - Dairymeade.
Today, Kingsmeade makes nine different varieties of cheese, a lot of from ewe's milk and some from cow's. All are uniquely hand crafted, varying from aged tough varieties to deliciously creamy.
Calm and silently spoken, Miles is hands-on from the first steamy breath of the newborn lambs to the daily milking, cheesemaking, cutting and also packaging. Each set of cheese is hand made in the manufacturing facility on the farm, appropriate beside the family home. Janet runs the distribution, cheerfully dispatching orders around New Zealand.