Crafted in the shadows of Mount Ararat,
Clarens, South Africa

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Noah's cheese farm

It started with a cow

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 Jesrsey 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.

Our Cheese

Bocconcini

Bocconcini

Small mozarella balls marinated in basil pesto or chilli and herb with olive oil.

Caciocavallo

Caciocavallo

Traditional Italian streched curd cheese

Chilli Salaté

Chilli Salaté

Soft salad cheese with chilli

Chive & Garlic Salaté

Chive & Garlic Salaté

Soft salad cheese with chives and garlic

Fig Mozzarella

Fig Mozzarella

Preserved green fig wrapped in mozzarella and phylo pastry

Fresh Mozzarella

Fresh Mozzarella

Mozarella balls in water

Halloumi

Halloumi

Full cream Jersey cow milk halloumi

Honeycomb

Honeycomb

Italian mountain style cheese rind washed with raw honey

Kaskaval

Kaskaval

Lime infused streched curd cheese

Mature Cheddar

Mature Cheddar

Cloth wrapped cheddar matured for 8 to 18 months.

Mokotla

Mokotla

Salaminon wrapped in a bag of mozarella

Nutty Halloumi

Nutty Halloumi

Halloumi with roasted sesame seeds

Scamorza

Scamorza

Apple woodsmoked mozarella

String Cheese

String Cheese

The string cheese come in three flavours – smoked with apple wood, basil pesto and chilli and herbed.

Tauhwe

Tauhwe

Streched curd cheese matured in cherry liqueur pulp

Slow Food

  • Slow Food, a global movement originated in Italy, envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet.
  • Our approach is based on a concept of food that is defined by three interconnected principles: good, clean and fair.
    • GOOD: quality, flavorsome and healthy food
    • CLEAN: production that does not harm the environment
    • FAIR: accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for producers
  • The Slow Food Presidia sustain quality production at risk of extinction, protect unique regions and ecosystems, recover traditional processing methods, safeguard native breeds and local plant varieties.
  • Noah’s Cheese, one of a few raw milk cheese producers in South Africa, has been a member of the Slow Food Presidia since September 2017.
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