Kingcott Dairy is owned and run by Steve and Karen Reynolds who produce fine hand- made cheeses using milk only from our own herd of pedigree Holstein Friesian and Danish Red cows.
Coming from a long line of West country dairy farmers, the Kingcott family, Steve bought Iden Manor Farm, a small dairy farm just outside Staplehurst in the heart of the beautiful Kent countryside in 1990.
In 2009 we decided to make more use of our delicious raw product – milk, and started cheese production in a purpose built dairy. It had to be blue cheese, Steve’s favourite, and Kentish Blue was the result.
2013 was dedicated to the launch of our online shop and website, and keeping up with the growing demand for our blue cheese in restaurants and shops around London. Since then we have been developing and expanding our dairy farm.
Firmly believing that happy, healthy cows produce the best tasting milk, we make sure that the whole milking herd has free access to our fields for grazing during spring, summer and autumn.We do not restrict them and prefer to see them out at grass rather than shut in sheds and yards whenever possible.
Since we began, the quality and flavour of our cheeses has been recognised by awards from the British Cheese Awards, World Cheese Awards, Great Taste and Taste of Kent Awards.