• There’s something truly magical about making cheese—the transformation of simple ingredients into creamy, delicious delicacies is nothing short of enchanting.

    As we celebrate Goat’s Cheese Day, what better way to than by immersing yourself in the art of cheese making? Whether you’re a cheese aficionado or a curious beginner, these workshops offer a delightful hands-on experience that will leave you with a newfound appreciation for this tangy treat.

    Cheese-making workshops you need to try:

    Cultured Butter & Cheesemaking Workshop

    Nestled in the picturesque Piket-Bo-Berg Mountains, Vergesig Farm is a cow-calf microdairy that embraces organic and biodynamic practices. The farm cultivates apples, pears, buchu, and rooibos, producing cold-pressed apple juice and fresh fruit during the summer months.

    In this immersive farm-based workshop, participants will rise early to join the milking team in the parlour and learn the art of milking a cow. After walking the cows out to the pasture, enjoy a coffee with fresh warm milk in the field. Using the morning’s fresh milk, participants will then delve into natural cheese and cultured butter making, with the opportunity to take home their creations. The workshop concludes with a light brunch shared together.

    Address: Piket-bo-berg, Piketberg, 7320

    Contact: 082 347 8957

    Fynboshoek Cheese Making Workshop

    Experience the fascinating art of cheese making with Fynboshoek Cheese. Choose from two engaging options:

    Two-hour demonstration: Learn to make halloumi and ricotta in a kitchen-like setting. This two-hour session includes a step-by-step demonstration followed by a cheese lunch at our restaurant, featuring the cheeses you made.


    Full workshop: Spend a day on the farm learning to make yoghurt, cottage cheese, halloumi, ricotta, and cheddar or mozzarella. Arrive on the afternoon of day one, stay in our cottage, and enjoy a short introduction to starter cultures. On day two, start cheese making at 7 am, enjoy a farm breakfast, and continue through the morning, concluding with a cheese lunch. Relax on the farm for the afternoon and optionally stay another night.

    Address: Fynboshoek Cheese, Tsitsikamma, Sanddrift, 6309

    Contact: Booking is essential |072 342 0445 | [email protected]

    HomeGrowers 3 Cheese-Making Workshop

    Are you a cheese lover eager to learn how to craft your own delicious creations at home? HomeGrowers is your ultimate destination for cheese-making workshops that transform your kitchen into a gourmet haven.

    Book any three of their engaging cheese-making workshops and enjoy over 50% off their popular cheese-making kit! This fantastic deal includes a Cheese Maker along with all the necessary ingredients and equipment, making it easier than ever to start your cheese-making journey.

    Address: 89 Linksfield Road, Edenvale, Johannesburg.

    Contact: 0611037121

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