Sampling some of our cheeses (available for tasting and sale at the Free Range Farm Shop) is an absolute must for any first-time visitor to Imhoff Farm! 100% natural and freshly made on the farm, Imhoff Cheese is free of colourants and preservative and made from unpasteurised milk. So your body will appreciate the experience as much as your taste buds!
In production for over a decade, our handmade goat’s milk cheeses are now made from Imhoff Farm’s very own herd of milking goats. As you can imagine, this has only added to their quality and flavour – not to mention their carbon foot print status! The milk from our Saanen, British Alpine and Toggenburg breeds is used to produce cream cheese, feta, Gouda, cheddar and yoghurt, among other dairy products.
Imhoff Cheese also produces a range of cow’s milk cheeses, including the popular fynbos cheese, various other fresh cheeses infused with herbs and spices, Goudas, mature cheddar, and a blue and white mould cheese. A mixed herd of Friesland, Jersey and Ayershire cows from a neighbouring farm kindly supplies us with the milk we need for these cheeses.
All of the cheeses are lovingly prepared in the dairy located behind the old threshing floor, under the watchful eye of owner Denise van der Horst. The goats are milked in the parlour next to the dairy from 8am to 9am daily, except during June, July and August when they are on maternity leave prior to kidding. The kids start arriving in August and are kept with their mothers in a paddock adjoining the dairy. Visitors are very welcome to visit the dairy and view the milking – a must for the kids if the timing is right!