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Kapiti Kikorangi

Kapiti Kikorangi
Photo Credit: Fonterra Foodservices
  • Made from cow's milk

  • Country of origin: New Zealand

  • Region: Manurewa

  • 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: Fonterra Foodservices

  • Synonyms: Kikorangi

Kapiti Kikorangi, meaning sky blue in Maori, is a Kiwi blue cheese produced by Fonterra Foodservices. Invented by Ross MaCallum, Kikorangi is an intense and decadent triple cream cheese with a golden curd and rich network of blue veins distributed evenly throughout. The buttery texture divulges a full-flavoured, savory taste to tantalize the taste buds. As it ages, the flavour continues to build up, intensifying by the day. Kikorangi showcases a perfect balance of acid and sweet as it rounds off a smooth creamy finish amidst a piquant taste.

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