In 1990 Annelies van Gaalen emigrated from the Netherlands to live in the peace and quiet of the South African countryside. She soon realised that this was the ideal setting to begin making cheese like the Dutch ‘voorvaders’. What started out as a hobby soon became a very successful venture.
Today the farm is situated at the foot of the majestic Magaliesberg mountains and Annelies uses traditional Dutch recipes to create more than 30 different kinds of cheese. A guided tour is an interesting experience that combines a demonstration of the cheese-making process with cheese-tasting, a cup of coffee or juice and a slice of Dutch apple cake – yes, please!
The garden restaurant on the farm is brimming with cheesy fare and fresh salads or you can opt to enjoy a picnic on the banks of the Skeerpoort River. A picnic basket is packed for one, two or three and overflows with cheeses, cold meats, salad, pickles and olives, breads and biscuits, seasonal fruit and sweet Dutch biscuits – delicious!
A Deliciously Different Experience