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Kapiti Kikorangi

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  • Made from cow's milk

  • Country of origin: New Zealand

  • Region: Taranaki

  • Family: Blue

  • Type: semi-soft, blue-veined

  • Texture: creamy and smooth

  • Rind: bloomy

  • Colour: straw

  • Flavour: buttery, full-flavored, savory

  • Aroma: strong

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Producers: Kapiti Brands NZ Ltd

  • Synonyms: Kikorangi

Kapiti Kikorangi, meaning sky blue in Maori, is a Kiwi blue cheese produced by Kapiti Brands NZ Ltd (a subsidiary of Fonterra). Kapiti Kikorangi Triple Cream Cheese has a golden curd and a rich texture with blue veins distributed evenly throughout. The buttery texture divulges a full-flavoured, savoury taste to tantalize the taste buds. As it ages, the flavour intensifies day by day. Kikorangi showcases a perfect balance of acid and sweetness as it rounds off a smooth, creamy finish amidst a piquant taste.

This creamy cheese has proven worthy of many awards, including “Champion of Champions” at the Cuisine NZ Champions of Cheese Awards.

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