Kingcott Dairy, Kentish Blue Cheese Hand-Selected by foodies Deli
Kentish Blue cheese is a young blue cheese with a firm but moist texture. It has gentle smooth flavours on the first bite developing into a long-lasting pleasant aftertaste.
- Handmade in Staplehurst, Kent
- Semi-soft Unpasteurised cow's milk blue cheese
- Aged for 3 months
- Gentle smooth flavour with long lasting aftertaste
- Great on its own or crumbled onto salads, pasta and soups
Kentish Blue is a young blue cheese with a firm but moist texture. It has gentle smooth flavours on the first bite developing into a long-lasting pleasant aftertaste. Our delicious raw milk gives it a unique taste. Suitable for vegetarians.
Cheesemaking is a delicate process with many variables, from what the cows have been eating that week and our changeable weather, to the exact levels of temperature and humidity in the making and ripening rooms.
At Kingcott Cheese we begin the cheesemaking process around 6am, using the fresh warm cow's milk as soon as it is produced, which naturally makes it around the right temperature for us to use. As our cheese room is close to the milking parlour it is a matter of counting food metres rather than miles!
The starter cultures and vegetarian rennet are added to set the curd, so making it like a large jelly, and after the acidity levels have risen we cut it into small cubes using long knives. The whey, which is now mainly water, is ready to be released leaving the curds to be scooped gently into the moulds. After a few weeks they are ready to be pierced by hand to allow the familiar blue veining to develop inside. Careful nurturing is needed during the maturing time, with us turning and rubbing cheeses regularly. Then, after 2 to 3 months the wheels of Kentish Blue have ripened to become the delicious cheese that we will wrap and send out to the cheese shops of Kent and the south east for you to enjoy.
What makes Kentish Blue Cheese Special
At Kingcott Dairy we know that great tasting cheese starts with the milk, and that means happy, healthy cows! To produce the best quality milk, we pay close attention to everything related to our cows, from their food to their feet. As the farming saying goes “Look after your cows and your cows will look after you.
During the spring and summer, the cattle graze the lush pastures around the farm, sometimes into November if fine weather allows. We prefer to manage our grassland as naturally as possible, using manure for fertiliser and having woodland for boundaries.
County of Origin: Kent
Milk Variety: Cows'
For Pregnant Women: NO
Ingredients: Raw cows' MILK (%), Salt, Rennet, Starter culture
Storage: Keep refrigerated below 8c°.
Freshly cut and wrapped - Please eat within Best Before Date on product label.