Klein River Cheeses in Stanford

Hubby and I spent a few wonderful days with his sister Cheryl and hubby Bob in Hermanus … the place where Southern Right Whales frolic in the bay, Walker Bay.  They come to warmer waters at this time of the year to have their babies.  Sadly, they were hiding 😦  .. not one did we see !  Next time.   In previous years, we’ve seen many .. an amazing experience.

One thing I wanted to do whilst in the Hermanus/Stanford area was to buy a new wine bottle opener.   We have searched high and low for the same opener as the one we bought several years ago from Raka Wine Estates.   ‘Searching’ as in every time we visit a winery we ask if they have them .. or when we remember to ask in a bottle/liquor store.   It has an easy to use foil cutter on a simply designed waiters friend opener.  I will reveal this functional opener in my next blog

Half an hours scenic drive from Hermanus is the village of Stanford where the Klein River Cheese farmstead is situated.  We decided to stop for a cheese tasting and cappuccino on the way to Raka

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What a lovely place !!!!  There are cheese tastings, a lush gorgeous picnic area (picnic baskets are available from the Picnic Shed) and the super duper playground .. oh yes and roosters, hens and chicks running around and other petting farm animals …

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If you get there early enough .. which unfortunately we were not .. you can watch cheeses being made through large windows.  Here the equipment was being washed down after the morning’s cheese making …

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Certificates and awards adorn every inch of the walls …

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Yummm … cheeses we tasted were really good.  Naturally we bought some 🙂

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We have to have a picnic next visit  …

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Cappuccinos and happy faces 🙂 ..

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We’ll be back for more cheese tastings and an awesome picnic !!!

A countryside scene 🙂 …

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Ooooh .. I was excited to see Klein River cheese on the Woolworths shelves this  morning and of course had to buy some 😉

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