Christmas Ordering / Collection....

Collection and delivery details for Chritmas cheese here....

We are doing our usual Christmas pick up morning here on the farm on Sat 19th Dec 8am - 12 midday only.

Come along and collect any pre- ordered boxes and cheese, we may even have a few bottles of our own milk and cream available! We will also have a few pieces of cheese for those last minute purchases.

Last guaranteed order date for online is Wed 9th Dec, for later orders after that please email or ring to check availability and delivery. Some of the cheeses may run out, but we can usually offer an alternative local Kentish cheese.

If it's a gift, please include a message in the 'notes' box so that the lucky recipient knows who it is from!

Please put in the notes box if it is for Christmas consumption, we will be sending out the postal boxed orders around Dec 15th/16th.

It is most helpful if you could also put an alternative safe place for the courier to leave your parcel im case there is no one around to sign, eg next to garage doors.

Best wishes for Christmas and the new year from all of us at Kingcott Cheese & Dairy.

Written by Karen Reynolds — November 23, 2015

Our milk and cream - in shops now!

Our milk & cream in shops now!


                                         

Available now November 2015!

We are starting off supplying a few local shops  in Staplehurst and the surrounding villages - 

Frankie's Farm Shop, Clapper Lane, Staplehurst  - frankiesfarmshop.co.uk - great luches, coffees, snacks, and of course our cheese and milk.

Henhurst Farm Shop, Pinnock Lane, Staplehurst - henhurstfarmshop.co.uk - milk, cheese,food and pet supplies. 

Stanley's of Marden petrol station, Marden - stanleysofmarden.co.uk - much more than just fuel.

TN17 Food & Wine, High Street, Sissinghurst - village shop stocking lots of local produce.

Hartley Coffee House & Farm Shop, Cranbrook - on facebook  - wonderful selection of local and delicious bread, meat, cheese, fruit & veg, as well as great coffee and food.

Tonbridge Farmers Market - 2nd Sunday monthly, on our Kentish Blue cheese stall.

Penshurst Farmers Market - 1st Sat monthly, milk, cream and blue cheese!

Thank you for buying local! 

Written by Karen Reynolds — November 15, 2015

Great Taste 2015

We're thrilled to be awarded our first Great Taste award - 2 stars, from over 10,000 entries.
Thanks very much to the Guild of Fine Food.

Written by Karen Reynolds — November 15, 2015

Kingcott Dairy - our new enterprise!

Coming soon to farm shops near you!
After a  bad run of milk prices to the farmer, we have taken the plunge and have spent the summer setting up our new dairy for bottling our milk and producing delicious cream all here on the farm in Staplehurst.
After a busy few months sourcing equipment from places like Goodwood Estates in West Sussex right down to the Lizard in Cornwall, we are almost finished and ready to get going. Watch this space for news of stockists as they come on board.

Written by Karen Reynolds — September 04, 2015

July....

It's looking like a hot month - good news for some but getting a bit hot for our girls.

Cheesemaking is in full flow here to get ready for all the autumn food festivals - however it's a bit like a sauna in our making rooms at the moment.

Work has also started on the new milk bottling plant - exciting times! We are aiming to bottle the first pint in September but it does all look a bit of a mess at the moment, watch this space.

July shows - Kent County Show coming up, will it be blistering hot or torrential rain?? Never in between for Detling.

Our farm visitors this month will be the Kent Smallholders Group who we will be welcoming mid July.

Written by Karen Reynolds — July 06, 2015

June....

June is always a lovely month on a dairy farm.
The first of the grass silage has been cut and stored ready for the winter months, the cows are out grazing and loving the sun on their backs and time for a few catch up jobs.
The first visitors to our converted area above our cheesemaking rooms were the South East Holstein Club - dedicated farmers to the traditional black and white dairy cow. I think they enjoyed meeting our over friendly Brown Swiss girls! 
Next to come over are the Kent Smallholders - lots more cheese tasting - yum!
Our food fairs this month are the Wealden times Midsummer Fair at Rolvenden and then the Squerreys Celebration at Westerham - more details on our EVENTS page - hope to see you there.

Written by Karen Reynolds — May 28, 2015

March on the farm....

March  is always a busy month on the farm.

Thanks to a bit of warmer weather, we have been busy getting the fields ready for the cows to enjoy them again - especially doing any repairs to fences! The grass has greened up and is starting to grow, we just a bit more sunshine to dry the ground out.

We have had a nice group of calves so far this year and they will certainly enjoy their first bite of fresh grass in a few weeks time. The first Brown Swiss calves are now 4 or 5 months old and looking lovely if a little lively!

Cheesemaking is in full swing too, with Easter stocks maturing nicely. We are just putting the finishing touches to our new office area which will free up a bit of my house that is used for paperwork storage etc. It will come in very useful for any group visits if it happens to rain.

Our local school - High Weald Academy at Cranbrook also had a very successful lambing weekend on the school farm last week. We sent a tractor and a few cakes along to add to the show. 

Roll on Easter!

Written by Karen Reynolds — March 18, 2015

Winner at the Taste of Kent Awards 2015...

Our Kentish Blue cheese was announced a winner at the recent Taste of Kent Awards 2015, which was wonderful news for us! 
The awards were preceded by a delicious dinner from Mama Feelgoods in Canterbury and hosted by the team at Produced in Kent.

Written by Karen Reynolds — March 18, 2015