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