Letters from HQ – EDITION 1

ST FRANCES OF ASHISI

Producer: Belnori Boutique Cheesery, Bapsfontein
Type: soft
Milk: half cows milk, half goat ( 50% Bovine, 50% Caprino)
Available in: 175/250 g tapered rounds.

This is the newly crowned Dairy Product of the Year 2019 – proof of exceptional, sustained manufacturing practices and quality control. With its beautiful ashy appearance, its soft, melt-in-the-mouth texture and creamy taste, the Ashisi deserves a place on every premium cheese board. Made using the French-style lactic acid coagulation method, this cheese is covered in white edible fungus and vegetable ash which helps curb the lactic acid.


FOREST PHANTOM

Producer: Belnori Boutique Cheesery, Bapsfontein
Type: soft
Milk: goat
Available in: 125/850 g log, 400 g pyramid

A mould-ripened 100% goats milk chèvre, inoculated with white mould spores, encased in ash and layered with ash. Creamy – with a subtle mushroom flavour.


TANGLEWOOD
Producer: Belnori Boutique Cheesery, Bapsfontein
Type: semi-hard
Milk: cow
Available in: 3 kg head

A plain, tangy cheese with no added foodstuffs. The distinctive green teardrop wax finish complements the strong fruity flavour. Made with a washed curd in an old fashioned gouda style.


Norman & Rina Belcher, owners & cheese makers at Belnori Boutique Cheesery:

“We use our own rich milk harvested from our Saanens. Norman has an excellent feeding regime ensuring Bongi and I can make the very best cheese possible.” – Rina Belcher


DUTCH “JONG” CUMIN
Age: 3 months
Producer: Gonedsa Cheese, Cullinan
Type: semi-soft
Milk: cow
Available in: 8 kg head

A traditional cumin-flavoured Boerenkaas made with cows milk from the Doornkraal district in the age old Dutch way. This cheese is aged 2-3 months and flavoured with cumin seeds.


DUTCH CHEESE
Age: 6 months
Producer: Gonedsa Cheese, Cullinan
Type: semi-hard
Milk: cow
Available in: 8 kg head

This is a “belegen boerenkaas” matured for 6-8 months with a fresh, mild and creamy flavour.


DUTCH CHEESE
Age: 12 months
Producer: Gonedsa Cheese, Cullinan
Type: hard
Milk: cow
Available in: 8 kg head

This award winning “oud kaas” is aged for a minimum of 12 months with characteristic salt crystals. It has a strong nutty flavour and is an exceptional addition to a premium cheese platter.


Johan van der Poel, cheese maker at Gonedsa:

“Our ‘natuurlike aangerypte Hollandse Kaas’ dates back to the time when our ancestors in Holland used this method to produce world famous cheeses.”



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