Named after the district in New Zealand, the distinctly local variety is harder pressed, producing a cheese with a pale golden center, which is sealed in a red wax. The semi-soft texture produces a full rich flavor with a strong to sharp edge that intensifies with aging.
The organic story starts with the soil where the use of artificial fertilizers and harmful sprays is not permitted. Only natural fertilizers such as rock phosphates and seaweed products are used. The cows are given special treatment, having large paddocks, ample grazing, and a stress-free environment. All this contributes to happy, contented cows producing tasty, nutritious milk under a non-chemical, sustainable, farming system. Factory and intensive livestock farming is prohibited under the BIOGRO certification, as is the use of growth promoters, antibiotics, artificial drenches and chemical parasite controls.The making of the cheese is also stringently monitored for compliance criteria. No artificial additives are used while the rennets, starters, and cultures are all natural products. Whitestone cheese-making craft is a natural process with the organic certification, guaranteeing the best principles of natural and wholesome food production. Awards: 2 Gold Medals, 3 Silver Medals, 2 Bronze Medals
- Made from pasteurized cow's milk.
- Suitable for vegetarians.
- Photo depicts whole 4.5 lb form of cheese.
- We cut and wrap this item by the 1/2 pound.
- Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form.