Kingsmeade started out making ewe’s milk cheeses with milk from their own flock of East Friesian sheep. Clover, chicory, plantain and lucerne cover broad, green meadows. The sheep are big, contented and full of personality – no need to round them up at milking time, they hear Miles’ voice and come on their own.
Ordered some cheese following watching the Country Calander programme.
Fantastic cheese, so delicious! Definitely be purchasing again. Thank you!
Enjoyed associated food gifts ; napkins, spreads, plates..
Wonderful cheeses from a super couple, very innovative especially with their Dairymeade sheep
breed achieving industry accolades as well as tasting simply delicious. A local product to be proud of.
After years of hands on care, meticulous records and genetic studies, Miles' flock has developed into New Zealand's first registered sheep milking breed - Dairymeade.
Today, Kingsmeade makes nine different varieties of cheese, most from ewe's milk and some from cow's. All are uniquely hand crafted, ranging from aged hard varieties to deliciously creamy.
Calm and quietly spoken, Miles is hands-on from the first steamy breath of the newborn lambs to the daily milking, cheesemaking, cutting and packaging. Each batch of cheese is hand made in the factory on the farm, right next to the family home. Janet runs the distribution, cheerfully dispatching orders all over New Zealand.