Upper Moutere, Nelson, New Zealand
This is an A2 cow's milk, NZ made blue cheese.
A well balanced mild blue cheese, creamy and rich with spicy notes. The orange colour comes from annatto, a natural food colouring.
Best served on a cheese platter with fresh figs, almonds, apple and red wine jelly or topped on pizza/salads. For a treat serve with a glass of riesling.
About Little River:
The Little River factory is based in the Upper Moutere, Nelson. The cheesemaker Francis Bigot studied cheesemaking in his home country of France and has 10 years experience in the industry working in Australia, France, Switzerland and New Zealand. The team source A2 cow’s milk from a local producer, Oaklands Milk, who also supply Aunt Jean’s fresh milk. The cows are fed on a varied diet of healthy green grass which is supplemented with hay, silage, Nelson fruit pulp from the local juice extraction facility and spent grain from a local boutique brewery.
Won the Silver Award in the 2019 NZ Cheese Awards.