Since 1998, artisan cheese makers Miles and also Janet King have quietly created a broad variety 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 out 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 are big, contented as well as filled with personality-- no need to round them up at milking time, they hear Miles' voice and come on their own.
After years of hands on care, meticulous records as well as genetic studies, Miles' flock has actually become New Zealand's initial registered sheep milking breed - Dairymeade.
Today, Kingsmeade makes nine different varieties of cheese, most from ewe's milk and also some from cow's. All are uniquely hand crafted, ranging from aged difficult varieties to deliciously creamy.
Tranquility as well as quietly spoken, Miles is hands-on from the initial steamy breath of the newborn lambs to the daily milking, cheesemaking, cutting and packaging. Each set of cheese is hand made in the manufacturing facility on the farm, right next to the family home. Janet runs the distribution, cheerfully dispatching orders around New Zealand.