The big cheese
The Huguenot cheese from Dalewood Fromage, a nutty Gruyère matured for six months, was declared dairy product of the year at the 2016 South African Dairy Championships. Then Celeste Scholtz, the model on the cover of our previous edition, informed us that it’s also available in a smaller truckle size (an average of 1,2kg each) that you can turn into feather-light cheese petals – just as you would a Swiss tête de moine cheese (a so-called monk’s head). You use a cheese scraper, which the French call a girolle and the Dutch a kaaskruller. Such a neat party trick! • The Dalewood cheese shop on the R45 in the Cape Winelands (the Klapmuts-Simondium Road) sells cheese, cheese knives and accessories, and is open Mondays to Fridays from 09:00 to 16:00. The shop also does business from September to June between 10:00 and 15:00.