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.
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!
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.
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!