Noah’s Cheese is a boutique cheesery situated on the farm Node, ten kilometres from the popular tourist town Clarens in the Eastern Free State.
The business started from humble beginnings in 2012 when the founder, Marietjie Crowther, received a cow from her father as a birthday present. With twenty liters of milk a day, she started making mozzarella cheese and progressed into making unique other pasta filata ("stretched curd") cheeses. She quickly realised that a lucrative market existed and invested in infrastructure to process more milk.
In 2015 two of her cheeses won second and third prize at the South African National Dairy Championship in the Pasta Filata category and the business quickly grew to capacity.
In September 2017 Noah's Cheese was invited by Slow Food International to participate in Cheese 2017, the world's biggest cheese festival, Bra Italy. Noah's Cheese became a member of the Slow Food Presidium.The Slow Food Presidia consist of small food producers committed to providing good, clean and fair food that is beneficial to humans and the planet. Noah's Cheese proudly makes only raw milk cheese from Jearsey cows in the time honoured tradition.
The company completed a new cheesery with an increased capacity on the farm during February 2018, after an investment by the Industrial Development Corporation.
Noah's Cheese is well known for its marinated string cheeses, smoked mozzarella, salad cheese and a range of other products.