The Dairy at Knuthenlund

My great-grandfather, dairyman J.P.H. Hansen, was awarded for his white cheese in 1903. That enabled him to buy Knuthenlund Estate 10 years later.

When I took over the estate in 2006, I decided after careful consideration to convert the operation to organic production. The goal was to create a new series of products, based on the good growing conditions and the mild climate that we have on Lolland.

The principle is called “from farm to table”.

It is therefore also the estate’s own stock of free-range, organic dairy sheep and original Danish Red cows that are the basis of Knuthenlund’s dairy products. The animals graze in Knuthenlund’s lush fields 150 days per year. The fields are sown with various herbs that help give the milk a full, round flavour.

Subsequently the milk is carefully processed according to traditional recipes and craft methods in the estate’s own dairy by our talented staff consisting of production manager Kim Kej and dairy staff Ronnie Sølvskov and Sussi Pedersen, in collaboration with my husband, dairy manager Jesper Hovmand-Simonsen.

We take the utmost care, so we hope you can taste it.

Priser & præmier

The Knuthenlund Cheese Awards

Hermans Arv Ewes brie

Year

Prize

World Cheese Awards 2015 Gold
Nordic Cheese Competition 2010 Gold
Premio Roma, Rome 2010 Gold
Nordic Cheese Competition 2011 Gold
Premio Roma, Rome 2011 Gold
Nordic Cheese Competition 2009 Silver
Nordic Cheese Competition 2011 Silver
Nordic Cheese Competition 2012 Silver
World Cheese Awards 2011 Silver
World Cheese Awards 2014 Silver
World Cheese Awards 2012 Bronze

Kirstines Gave Goats brie

Year

Prize

World Cheese Awards 2012 Gold
World Cheese Awards 2014 Gold
Nordic Cheese Competition 2010 Silver
World Cheese Awards 2010 Bronze

Simonsens Første Rødkit

Year

Prize

Nordic Cheese Competition 2010 Gold
World Cheese Awards 2010 Supergold
World Cheese Awards 2012 Bronze

White Cheese in Brine

Year

Prize

World Cheese Award 2015 Gold
Nordic Cheese Competition 2009 Silver
World Cheese Award 2011 Bronze
World Cheese Award 2013 Bronze
World Cheese Award 2014 Bronze

Goat unriped fresh cheese

Year

Prize

World Cheese Awards 2012 Silver

Stenhøjmark semi-hard ewe´s cheese

Year

Prize

Nordic Cheese Competition 2011 Gold
World Cheese Award 2011 Gold
Nordic Cheese Competition 2012 Bronze

Højholt hard cheese of a mixture of ewe´s and goat´s milk

Year

Prize

Nordic Cheese Competition 2012 Gold

Egemose hard goats cheese

Year

Prize

World Cheese Award 2010 Supergold
Nordic Cheese Competition 2010 Bronze

Lademark hard ewe´s cheese

Year

Prize

Nordic Cheese Competition 2011 Bronze

Ewe´s milk

Year

Prize

The Politikken Organic Gold 2009 Gold

Goat´s buttermilk

Year

Prize

The Politikken Organic Gold 2012 Gold

Other

Year

Became member of Guilde de Fromager 2011
Received the honorary diploma from The Gastonomic Academy 2009