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The story of Simonsberg cheese dates back over a hundred and twenty years ago when a small herd of Jersey cattle were brought to the Schoongezicht farm in Stellenbosch.
The farm later started a milk delivery service in the 1940’s that took off and prompted them to expand by acquiring other farms and their cattle. Their milk business would grow steadily for the next twenty years and they added more variants of milk to their product line.
The move into cheese came through the purchase of an Italian farm in the early 1970’s and Simonsberg Cheese was formed. Employing cheese experts from abroad the company quickly established a range of cheeses including a few exclusives for the country such as Feta and Havarti.
Further merges in the 1980’s enabled them to create more unique cheeses such as Camembert and a few blue veined cheeses. Establishing the company as a leader in cheese making further acknowledged by industry awards from local and international authorities in the industry.