Kappacasein’s milk comes from Commonwork farm on the 500 year old Bore Place estate in Kent. The farm is 100% organic, which means that the cows are fed a healthy diet and live a happy, uncrowded, stress-free life. They are out on the grass that they love for most of the year, eating silage for the winter months and bought-in feed only when necessary – a minimal input system that is both sustainable and economic.
Many dairies use bought in starter-cultures to create their cheese for predictable and consistent results, but at Kappacasein our starter is created every week using Commonwork Farm’s unpasteurised milk, and a little live yoghurt. That way we get to celebrate and showcase the natural changes of the milk over the year. It takes a little longer, but as Bill Oglethorpe, owner and head cheesemaker at Kappacasin, says ‘why not spend time doing something you love?’
A charming documentary made about Kappacasein during the pandemic by Imperial Msc Science Media Production students Claire & Jake.Watch Full Video
The ever affable and amusing Joolz popped in on us making cheese during his 'How to Make and Eat Cheese in London' video guide.Watch Full Video
A 3 minute 'portrait' of Bill. Part of a video series by Hardy Aimes exploring rejuvenated areas of London "teeming with culture".Watch Full Video
Phil Rosenthal paid our stall in Borough Market a visit to sample a toastie during the London episode of the Netflix show 'Somebody Feed Phil'.Watch On Netflix
We were honoured to be mentioned in Ned Palmer's delightful and cheesy rendition of British history.Buy Book
Honoured again by Ned in his second book celebrating the best of cheeses in Britain and Ireland today.Buy Book