CHEESE

The Kalahari Cheesemaking Company is a “micro cheesery” near the town of Augrabies, Northern Cape, South Africa. We are on the main road (R359) leading to the  Augrabies Falls National Park.

I am a typical Taurus and therefore loves the finer things that life offers us. My wife thinks I am a purist.... maybe then by being a puristic Taurus, becoming a cheesemaker was inevitable?

I work in unpasteurized and as natural as possible cow’s, goat’s and sheep-milk. All my cheeses are a blend of these types of milk. Together with the desertlike climate, my cheeses have a very unique flavour profile.
About
1. You order:
Place your order before 12h00 each day to be processed timely. Please add a detailed delivery address, name and contact number.
2. I quote:
upon receiving your order, I prepare the quote and email it back to you with our banking details for you to make your payment.
3. Delivery:
Upon receiving your payment, we book the courier and prepare your order.Once the booking has been made we will email you the confirmation and expected time of arrival.
4. Routes:
(i) Local (R60) This is done within a 100km radius of Augrabies, my hometown.
(ii) N7 Route(R165 up to 3 kg parcel)
All towns on N14 and N7 from Kakamas to Cape Town are covered.
Deliveries within 24-36 hours of booking the courier.From the towns of Pofadder, Aggeneys, Springbok, Kammieskroon, Garies, Van Rhynsdorp, Klawer, Clanwilliam,Citrusdal, Piketburg, Moorreesburg up to Malmesbury a designated delivery point is used where your package will be delivered.We will confirm via email. In Cape Town, Stellenbosch,Franschhoek, Paarl and Worcester it is delivery to your physical address. All orders will be packed in cooler-boxes with ice-packs.
iii) We have a service to Kimberley, Bloemfontein and Johannesburg available but things are changing very fast on these routes. Make contact with us when on those routes so that we can discuss the fastest and safest way to get your cheese to you
Cheesemaking Workshops

Cheesemaking Workshops

We are planning 2 cheesemaking workshops per year (April & August). During these weekend-long courses, participants will be practically involved in making the cheeses, dairy products and cheesy foods which form part of each course.

The venue for this is to be confirmed. It will be hosted on the farm or at Khamkirri Kalahari where various types of accommodation are available. Also there are lots of activities to keep the rest of the family busy. Transport to the farm can be arranged.

The first one is to take place 2 and 3 April 2022. Cheeses covered during this course, in raw milk, is thus far to be Queso Fresco, Mozzarella, Danish Feta, Stir-curd Cheddar and a Fresh Herb Whole milk Ricotta. Participants will also put together a classic cheeseplatte to be enjoyed as a sundowner snack.


Fee:   R 3 500  (accommodation to be booked separately)

Course content to be finalized in time

Programs will be send to participants.

Bookings essential



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Cheesetastings(Currently closed due to harvest)

Cheesetastings(Currently closed due to harvest)

We offer cheesetasting on the farm. Where it happens, is dictated by the weather. The “Prieël” , “Agterstoep” , kitchen , poolside or  the “Voorhuis” next to the fireplace  will be used. It can be described as a light lunch with something to drink, biscuits, something  meaty, olives and pickles accompanying the cheeses.

During the tasting, I explain what each cheese on offer is, how it is made, aged and should be enjoyed at best. I also suggests a wine that will go well with each one. I also share some interesting nerdy cheese facts with you.It is also possible to taste the three types of milk I use.(s.q.)

The variety of cheeses presented during the tasting will be available to buy.

We offer this service only during RSA public school holidays, weekends and public holidays.


Cost: R350 p.p tasting

Bookings are essential.

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ART:

Maria M

When visiting us for a cheesetasting, it is also possible to visit my Good Wife’s studio on the farm.

Some available art on display.
Special commissions can be done.

email: maria.m.paint@gmail.com
https://www.instagram.com/maria_m_art/
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  • R359, Kai Garib, Augrabies, Kakamas, Northern Cape, South Africa
  • -28.675537,20.403397 Augrabies,8874