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A good food and wine pairing can rarely go without combining the tastes of wine with a selection of cheeses. The quality of locally produced cheese in the Greater Overberg area surrounding Grootbos is outstanding and makes for a memorable tasting experience.
The Camphill Farm Community produces some of the finest cheese that comes from the milk of cows that graze on biodynamic pastures. The Klein River Cheese produces award-winning Gruyere, and Anysbos and the Alpine Organic Goats’ Cheese make a delicious variety of goats’ cheese.
There are so many variations of wine and cheese pairings, but to help streamline the approach, we divide cheese into four main categories:
Bloomy – Creamy and decadent with a soft rind. These can be paired with a Brut or Chardonnay like the Stone House camembert with the Domaine des Dieux ‘Claudia’ Brut or the Stone House brie with Newton Johnson ‘Family Vineyards’ Chardonnay.
Hard – Rigid with a sharp flavour; often salty and aged. Enjoy a Klein River Gruberg with the Strandveld ‘Adamastor’ Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon; the Klein River Raclette with the Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir; or the Klein River Stanford with Creation’s Merlot ‘Reserve’.
Fresh – Soft and spreadable, often not aged and come in a variety of flavours. Enjoy Alpine Organic’s goat cheese with Paul Cluver’s Gewürztraminer.
Blue – Pungent and salty with a distinct blue colour.
Don’t miss out on our bespoke pairing at Grootbos with your next stay. Exclusively to overnight guests only.