Slow Food Snail Trail No.140 September 2017

By , September 5, 2017 12:17 pm


A visit to the Fromagerie Chez Pépé

Saturday, 7 October 2017 at 09h00
Imhoff Farm, Kommetjie Road, Cape Town

Slow Food member, Gerald Tanesse, known as Pépé Charlot, will meet us for an early start, to see the milking of the Imhoff Farm goat herd.


Pépé has been making cheese at Imhoff Farm for just over a year, and his produce has been widely praised and enjoyed. He was a recipient of one of our Slow Food cheese awards this year.

The milk from the Saanen, British Alpine and Toggenburg breeds is used to produce a wide range of different goats’ cheeses, and we’ll be able to taste a selection of 4 cheeses after seeing a demonstration of the cheese making process, showing the draining of the curd, the rolling of the buches, and moulding of the cheeses.

We’ll see the maturation room where the cheese is matured for periods of time ranging from a few days to several weeks. Pépé explains that it’s a very careful maturation process that gives rise to the variety of cheeses he produces, including Chevre Frais, crotin and his signature cheese the ‘Pepe’ – a variation on the pyramid shaped Valencay. The visit will last about 2 hours.


After the tasting we’ll be able to buy cheese and other related products at the shop.

The cost of the visit and tasting will be R130 per person for members and R150 per person for guests.

Please let Lorna know the number of members and guests attending the outing, with the names of your guests, by Monday 2 October 2017.

To book your places, please transfer payment to Cape Town Slow Food at FNB, Grassy Park, code 203109, account number 62023929378. When doing this please put your name as a reference on the transfer. Payment will confirm your booking.


• Make your way over the Ou Kaapseweg ( M64), and turn right into Kommetjie Road ( M65) going towards Kommetjie.
• Continue along this road for approx. 6.5 km.
• The Imhoff Farm will be on your right.

Click HERE for an online map.

You may like to go to one of the restaurants in the vicinity for lunch. Here are some possibilities:

Cafe Roux
Noordhoek Farm Village, Corner Village Lane and Noordhoek Main Road, Noordhoek
Tel. 021 789 2538

Foodbarn Restaurant (bookings taken) and Deli (no bookings taken)
Farm Village, Corner Village Lane and Noordhoek Main Road, Noordhoek
Tel. 021 789 1966

Fisherman’s Kommetjie
Main Rd & Somerset Way, Kommetjie
Tel. 021 783 1496

Blue Water
Café Imhoff Farm, Kommetjie Rd, Ocean View
Tel. 021 783 4545

Kommetjie Pizzeria
3 Erica Road Kommetjie, Kommetjie
Tel. 021 783 0524

The Hub Café
2 Watsonia Lane, Scarborough
Tel. 071 342 5210

Village Sushi (In De Noordhoek Hotel)
Noordhoek Farm Village, Village Lane, Noordhoek
Tel. 021 789 2760

The Toad in the Village
Village Ln & Noordhoek Main Rd, Noordhoek
Tel. 021 789 2973

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