Cheese

The Fairview Vineyard Cheesery produces a range of over 20 cow's milk and goat’s milk artisanal cheeses that are sold in all major centres in South Africa. Fairview products are sold both in the catering market and major retailers.

Fairview offers a range of locally and internationally awarded artisanal cheeses including white mould, blue mould, feta and cream cheese styles. The cheesery sources the bulk of its cow's milk from a leading Jersey milk dairy. The Saanen goat's milk used for production is supplied by the resident herd of over 1000 goats. The factory is fully audited and complies with international hygiene and safety regulations. The Fairview range of cheeses is certified Halaal and Kosher.

Fairview recently became the first Carbon Neutral Cheesery on the African continent, certified by The Carbon Protocol of South Africa.

Goat's Milk

Goat's milk has a naturally lower fat level than cow's milk.

The naturally lower fat levels in goats' cheese enables the human body to easily digest it. This is why goats milk is often favoured by those who have a slight lactose intolerance or who are wary of their intake of fat.

Cow's Milk

High butterfat and protein levels gives these cheeses a lovely soft, creamy mouthfeel.
A number of dairy cow breeds are used to produce milk for cheese production, but Fairview cheesemaker Louis Lourens has always maintained that the milk from a Jersey is best suited to Fairview’s range and style of cheeses.

Imported Cheese

Our award-winning cheese range has been extended to include a new selection of imported Dutch classics.
Under the guidance of renowned Amsterdam-based cheese specialist, Erik Heinen, the new range of ‘Erik’s Selection’ consists of traditional cow’s milk Gouda, Mature Gouda and Gouda with Cumin, as well as Young and Mature Goat’s milk Gouda.

The Cheesery

Fairview's cheesery is renowned for its innovative and delicious range of cheeses.
The story of Fairview cheeses starts three decades ago, when Cyril Back purchased his first Saanen dairy goats, setting Fairview on the path to becoming one of South Africa’s leading artisanal cheese producers.