Grootplaas Cheese Academy presents a three day course in yoghurt and cheese making. It gives a hands on, sound foundation for the production of fermented milk products, soft, semi-soft and hard cheeses. The course equips small scale/home cheese making enthusiasts as well as farmers that need to add value to existing milk production. It is our passion to equip prospective cheesemakers with knowledge and practical skills to produce safe, outstanding and good quality dairy  products in a competing market environment.  No previous experience is necessary. Certificates of attendance will be awarded upon completion of the course. All needed for the course will be provided. One day course I Mozzarella/Pasta Filata, white and blue mold cheese can be scheduled as soon as ten students are interested.



Cheese Courses

We offer one and three day cheese courses on the picturesque Grootplaas in Hartbeespoort.


The course includes Study Material, Lunches and Refreshments, In-Depth Training and Full Support following your course to ensure that you will gain the maximum benefit from your money and time spent.  

Three Day Course

Learn to make the following:


Yoghurt, Halloumi, Ricotta, Amasi,

Cottage Cheese, Marscapone, Chevre,

Feta, Gouda and Parmesan

Dates for 2021:

7 - 9  April 2021

18 - 20 May 2021

7 - 9 September 2021

2 - 4 November 2021

Time: 08h30-18h00


One Day Course

For advanced Cheese Makers

Mozzarella and White& Blue Mould Cheese

Team Building / Workshop


Halloumi and Ricotta

For more information,

contact Barbie on: / 082 828 1832


Contact us



Barbie started a commercial dairy farm in 1999 and is very passionate about the industry. She went on to start the Grootplaas Cheese Academy with Hans Keller in 2006. It has been an 18 year journey and she loves sharing her knowledge that she has been acquiring throughout the years.

She is extremely meticulous and her attention to detail ensures a pleasant learning experience.

Barbie is always available to help you succeed and will guide you in your cheesemaking process for as long as

you need her, post course. 

To book for our next course:

082 828 1832


Hans has been a dairy specialist

for the past 45 years and is still committed to the Grootplaas Cheese Academy at Hartbeespoort. Being a well respected judge at dairy competitions, Hans will give you extensive and comprehensive feedback on your products and will let you know if  you have attained the typical characteristics necessary to compete in the existing market. 

Arrange an evaluation: 

082 788 3444


Please mail your products to: 

Mailbox 41​

Postnet Oudtshoorn

Shop 16 Queens Mall

PicknPay Centre

Voortrekkers Str


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