OUR STORY

In 2011, we escaped to Velddrif, a coastal fishing town on the West Coast of Cape Town.

"With the lack of local, flavourful cheeses at reasonable prices, and our culinary background, it was easy to resolve that we were going to make our own cheeses."

Kokerboom Kaas was born...

The cheese journey started with tuition from the Food scientist, Leon Van der Westhuizen and his highly knowledgeable wife, Elaine, who both originally hail from this area.

In August 2018, we completed our cheese room and started producing cheese. We began with Feta, Greek style, flavoured with fresh coriander and red chili. This worked out very well and has become a popular staple that seldom finds its way to salads! It is delicious from the tub!

We wanted to make a small range of cheeses that are not readily available in the local “super”. We also wanted to give our products a “local flair”. We have now a large range of cheeses that are all superb and some even exceptional.

 

Our milk is a single source from Langrietvlei farm’s Golden Guernsey herd. Reuben Kotze supplies us grade A22 milk, especially selected for top cheese making results. A22 means that consumers are far less likely to experience lactose or other dairy intolerances.

 
 

Our cheeses are all named after local creatures and flora, endemic to Velddrif. Cheeses are mostly dyed with a bacteria called “Brevibacteria Linens” introduced to them at making and wiped during maturation, to create an orange rind.

 

The vast mounds of salt around us, the salty climate and use of Khoi San natural salt, create Velddrif’s own Linens climate! Another unique feature of our cheese. These Linens give our Kelp Gull its delicious crispy bacon flavour.

OUR CHEESES

White Steenbras 

Camembert style

Charlie's Gold Dust 

Made exclusively for Charlie's Brewhouse in Velddrif

Flamingo

Spanish Manchego type

Francolin

Fontina style

Black Stilt  (Flagship)

Young, creamy baby Stilton

Gannet

A luscious, creamy Gorgonzola style cheese

Hadedah

Asiago type

Kelp Gull

A delicious Gruyere type

Old Mill 

A firm and delicious yellow cheese

Crane

Our own Caerphilly

Blue Crane

An elegant firm blue – our own creation

Cape Weaver

A light cheese infused with mystical cumin

Cranium

Our Crane cheese spiced with roasted coriander

Greek Style Yoghurt 

A full cream lactose free/probiotic yogurt

CHEESE TASTINGS & SALES

Monday to Friday: 16:00 - 17:30

Weekends: Strictly by appointment

 

We provide a range of cheeses currently available from the creamery, for tasting with biscuits and a sherry at only R50 per person.

CONTACT US

Carolyn Malan | Proprietor

+27 82 563 4640

carolyn@kokerboomkaas.co.za

David Malan | Cheesemaker

+27 82 572 1822

david@kokerboomkaas.co.za

EMAIL US

 

THE MILL MARKET

On Saturday mornings the Hopefield locals invite you to join them at the market where you can purchase the freshest of produce and a wide variety of freshly baked goods and hand-made designer products.

Visit our stall at The Mill Market, Hopefield:

Saturdays, 10am - 2pm

 

© 2019 Kokerboom Kaas

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