"FROM OUR PASTURES TO YOUR PLATE"
The no grain, pasture-only diet of our cows imparts a delicious natural sweetness to our products.
You are invited to amble out to Preston Farm to sample the delectable handmade cheeses of La Petite France.
Otherwise find them and the other natural, additive free dairy products in our range (double thick Jersey cream, yoghurt and butter to name a few) in selected stores in major centres countrywide. Find out under the Farm section what makes them so special.
Situated just outside Howick, in the KZN Midlands, is Preston Farm. Nestling in the rolling hills of the Karkloof, this beautiful farm – established in 1972 – is owned and run by Grant Warren and his family.
The La Petite France handmade cheese factory is built on the farm. Jersey and Swedish Red cows dot the green pastures surrounding the dairy and factory. Grant's philosophy is one of natural balance so the focus is on milk quality and not quantity. An abundance of rye grass enables the cows to produce rich, natural-tasting, top quality milk. Cows, being natural grazers, are given the freedom to graze the fields day and night, the whole year round. Almost all grains today are genetically modified. Grains are also crops which require chemical spraying with insecticides and other poisons.
Our cows are not pushed for production using processed foods or hormones.They develop a high natural immunity thus minimising veterinary interventions. This translates into milk with high food value, digestibility and delicious natural sweetness.
With the factory being on the farm near the dairy, there is no need to store or transport the milk.We use it still warm from the cows!
Our cheeses are handmade using gentle techniques and processes. We keep it simple...just milk and cultures...no chemicals, colourants, stabalisers or any other additives. Their natural, full-boddied flavours derive from setting nature to work as was the tradition in days of old.
Preston Farm is at 9 Karkloof Road, Howick, 3290 (6km from Supaquick)
La Petite France Cheese is supplied nationwide, to various outlets as well as wholesale distributors. Contact us today to find out where your nearest distributor is located.