In the limestone country found in the central part of New Zealand's South Island, there is a place touched by a kind of magic that can't be found anywhere else in the world. It's in the air, the water, the pastures, and the ancient white rock that inspired the name of the Whitestone Cheese Company. In every sense, a Whitestone Cheese is the embodiment of its environment. Pressed by hand, bathed by hand, turned by hand, and packed by hand, each wheel is a product of skill and mystery. Like original works of art, no two are alike. While their styles embrace a faint echo of Europe, Whitestone's cheeses are unto themselves; as unique as the land that created them.
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. 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. All of this contributes to happy cows producing tasty, nutritious milk under a non-chemical, sustainable farming system.
Livingstone Gold is a distinctive, full flavored cheese from North Otago, produced in a traditional open vat. A natural additive, annatto, is added to provide its golden color. This color was chosen to relate back to North Otago's historic Livingstone gold fields.Whitestone Cheese scooped three medals at the 2005 New Zealand Cheese Awards.
- Made from pasteurized cow's milk.
- Suitable for vegetarians.
- Photo depicts whole 4 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.