Artisan cheese makers use love, experience and patience to produce some astounding hand made cheeses. From small creameries and farms come fresh cheeses, washed and bloomy rind, blue, hard and semi hard artisan cheeses. Handcrafted by the best cheese makers in North West into Blues, Bries, Edams and Camemberts.
The Van Gaalen Cheese Farm in Skeerpoort Village in the North West Province showcases Boerenkaas to perfection. Boerenkaas or Farm-Cheese is made from farm fresh milk according to old-Dutch style family traditions. While some technological advances have made the heavier work slightly easier, the bulk of the cheese making process is done by hand, by people who have been brought up around the cheese making traditions for centuries passed. With only the freshest milk used from neighboring farms and only the natural bacteria found in the cheese – Van Gaalen prides itself on the finest, flavorsome farm cheeses found in the province.