Kidderton Ash is a silky-smooth goats cheese made with milk from our herd. Each cheese is coated and matured with ash for a distinctive finish that is furry and speckled. Kidderton Ash is a bright white cheese shaped like a log that only gets creamier with each day.
Made with passion and enthusiasm in our family dairy using traditional handmade methods, it is crafted in open vats, then poured into individual moulds, turned by hand and matured under the watchful eyes of our cheese experts.
Kidderton Ash is a spectacle of contrast in colour, texture and taste. It’s unbelievable when sliced thinly, placed on black charcoal crackers with a slither of ripe fig. A great cheese for making canapés that are a cut above or just a super indulgent snack.
Out of the Vat, Into the Ashes
Kidderton Ash is a handcrafted goat’s cheese log, rolled in ash prior to maturing. But why?
The ash helps a unique rind develop around the cheese, which gives it a contrasted, a speckled appearance and helps contain a constantly developing flavour profile.
Charcoal ash is to Kidderton Ash what an oak barrel is to whisky – it defines what it is.
Our Goats Are Lovingly Cared for by Our Family
Family members Nicola, Matt, 5-year-old Henry and 2-year-old Cora live on Throstle Nest Farm, where they look after our goats. 7 days a week. Henry loves to help out with tasks he can manage, like feeding time. The milk from Throstle Nest Farm goes on to make our award-winning Kidderton Ash.