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Cheeses of South Africa – Artisanal Producers and Their Cheeses
by Kobus Mulder (Sunbird, R225)
What a celebration of our cheesemaking! When my family immigrated to South Africa from Italy in the Sixties, the one thing we missed was the variety of
cheeses we enjoyed in Italy.
Back then the full spectrum of South African cheeses comprised Gouda and Cheddar.
Over the years we have watched the cheese section in supermarket fridges grow from a one-metre shelf to an aisle-long section brimming with choice from the staple Gouda and Cheddar to some of the best liked French, Italian, English and Dutch varieties of a quality that can stand its ground against produce from the countries of origin.