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#3 Vredesberg Goats Milk Products

#SupportSmallCheesemakers: #3 Vredesberg Goats Milk Products
Introducing Vredesberg Empowering Farms – an employee-owned company
Location: Kareedouw, Route 62, Tsitsikamma

Agri-Expo in partnership with the Western Cape Department of Agriculture annually sponsors a number of small cheesemakers at the #SACheeseFest to showcase their hand-crafted products and treat your taste buds. We encourage you to join our #SupportSmallCheesemakers campaign and create some much-needed market exposure for our #agripreneurs: #Share their stories on social media, #comment to let them know we are #strongertogether, and most importantly #buySAcheese! (details below)!

The Vredesberg story:
Vredesberg was established in 2016 with a unique business profile being a worker-owned company producing goats milk products.
They started off with making chèvre style cheese rolled in different spices. They kept on trying to make different styles of cheese until they developed their own signature cheese selection.
Today their cheesery produce Gouda, Cheddar, Pecorino, Yoghurt, drinking yoghurt, cream cheese and their famous chèvre cheese balls (Bokche).

The team:
• Andries Heugh – the farm manager looking after the herd and daily operations.
• His wife Geraldine Heugh is the head cheesemaker. She and her team are running the factory. Geraldine loves food and she pairs different tastes very well combined with her fine eye for detail she ensures the quality of the cheese.
• Ricardo Grootboom – managing the milking parlor.
• Themba Klaas – handyman, fixing things and building their equipment makes him happy and their lives easy.
• Jan van der Merwe – visionary of Vredesberg and yoghurt maker.
• Karen van der Merwe – office lady and food safety team leader.

• Bokche – a soft goats milk cheese made in the traditional chèvre style.
Flavours: Italian Herb, Garlic & Herb, Pesto, Black Pepper, Chilli.
• Bokcreme – Full cream goats milk cream cheese.
Flavours: Garlic & Herb, Sweet Chilli.
• Gogo – mature goats milk gouda cheese (minimum of 3 months)
• Vredesberg Cheddar is firm mild to sharp
Flavour: Plain, Red Wine.
• Go-Yo Drinking Yoghurt – full cream goats milk with no added preservatives
Flavours: Vanilla, Caramel, Mixed Berry, Blueberry and Strawberry
• Full cream plain yoghurt – Plain unsweetened, strained yoghurt made with full cream goats milk, No added preservatives.
• Plain Greek Style Yoghurt

Where to buy:
Western Cape
• Spar (Plettenberg bay)
• The Deli Factory
Eastern Cape
• Deli’s
• Spar
• Haas Jou (Jeffreysbay)

Contact them at:
060 970 7985/076 777 0817 or email 

#CheeseChat on social media:
Facebook @Vredesberg Empowering Farms
Twitter @Vredesberg
Instagram @Vredesbergempowering

#SupportLocal #BuyLocal #ProudlySouthAfrican #Cheese #CheeseLover #MoreCheesePlease #BuySAcheese

#SupportSmallCheesemakers – click here to read more about all the small cheesemakers involved

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