CHEESE STORIES FROM BOX #26 - FEBRUARY BOX

– DISPATCHED 10 FEBRUARY 2021 –

 

CLEVEDON, BUFFALO FETA

We think the Clevedon Buffalo Feta is an absolute winner. Creamy and crumbly, lightly salted and really unusual, this feta is hard to find, but easy to eat. It was judged New Zealand’s best feta for 2019/2020, and it’s healthy! Buffalo milk boasts significantly more protein and calcium than cow’s milk, as well as being easier to digest. That’s the theme for our February cheese box. All of these cheeses this month are A2 - which means they’re suitable for a wider range of cheese lovers.

 

OVER THE MOON, GOAT CAMEMBERT

Over the Moon’s Goat Camembert is a versatile cheese that can match itself to your preferences. If you like your cheese with delicate flavours and a firm texture, eat it young. If you prefer a big goaty, tangy cheese with earthy backnotes, a firm rind and a gooey centre, leave it to age a couple of weeks. Made with fresh, local goat’s milk by the cheese-making genius at Over the Moon, we reckon this camembert goes well with a Reisling.

 

LITTLE RIVER, TASMAN BLUE

This beautiful orange blue will be the centrepiece of your cheese platter. Made from A2 milk, it's a rich, creamy cheese with mild blue flavours and a little bit of spice. The gorgeous orange colour is created by adding annatto during the cheese making process. Annatto is a natural food colour made from the ground up pulp of achiote seed. Made by a french cheese maker at Little River Estate in Upper Moutere, this cheese won a silver medal at the 2019 NZ cheese awards and we really love it. A great entry level blue and a great cheese to look at - send us your best photos!

 

LITTLE RIVER, AGED SWISS MILD

The folks at Little River Estate use alchemy and magic to transform milk into some of the most interesting and delicious cheeses around. This month’s cheese is one of their more family-friendly options, a sweet, nutty gouda style cheese made with A2 cow’s milk. With savoury flavours and a firm texture, we can confirm that this cheese is a favourite with the smaller humans. Perfect on a cheeseboard, in a sandwich or grilled on toast. Very addictive

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