At the foot of the Zuurberg Mountains in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, lies the small village of Paterson…

This picturesque, secluded hamlet is home to de Pekelaar Boerenkaas, an artisanal cheese operation producing award-winning speciality cheeses. It’s here that cheeses of such taste complexity and variety of textures are crafted by hand on a small scale, according to old style maturation processes.

Specialising in the traditional Boerenkaas or Farmer’s Cheese, a type of Gouda originally developed in the Netherlands, our cheeses are slow-aged and ripened to perfection.

Our products are created using a winning formula: the finest quality ingredients, strict hygiene practices and pure passion for what we do. The result is a variety of cheeses with universal appeal, distinctive flavour and a unique texture. Paired with boldly brewed beers or robustly flavoured red wines, our handcrafted
de Pekelaar Boerenkaas make the perfect addition to an appetiser snack platter, salad or dessert cheese board.