Kervella Cheese - Golden Bay - Tasting in store Friday 24th September 1-3pm
Kervella Cheese is a partnership between Gabrielle Kervella and Alan Cockman. Gabrielle has been making cheese since the early 1980s, learning the art under several master cheesemakers in France. Since then she has run a goat’s cheese business in Gidgegannup, Western Australia. Her cheeses were acclaimed across the Eastern Seaboard. She has been credited with putting goat’s cheese ‘on the map’.
Alan and Gabrielle moved to Golden Bay in 2008 and settled on a small farm in East Takaka. Their dairy is set to produce a range of quality cheeses, starting with a mountain cheese - a cross between a gouda and a cheddar. The selection will be expanded as the business progresses.
Kervella Cheese sources milk from neighbours who practice holistic farm management. The focus is on fresh, quality milk from happy, healthy cows.
The dairy and cheese-making equipment was built by Alan on their East Takaka property. The dairy has undergone rigorous certification processes to comply with all health and safety regulations.
The small maturing room has taken many months to perfect for the affinage or maturing process of the cheese. All the cheeses are made personally by Alan with help from Gabrielle.