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OFFICE: 033 940 0985; +27 64 014 1738
info@lapetitefrance.co.za
CAFE & SHOP: +27 63 150 6099
cafe@lapetitefrance.co.za

Our Cheese


 FARM MADE

"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.

Camembert
Camembert

La Petite France Camembert is a soft, smooth and creamy cheese with an edible rind. As Camembert matures it gains the deep, rich, almost earthy flavour that is evocative of those traditionally made and enjoyed in France where the paste becomes ‘runny’. The flavours intensify with age. Camembert is very versatile and can be served both hot (melted) and cold, sweet and savoury and paired with almost anything!

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Brie Cheese
Brie Cheese

The La Petite France Brie is a firm, creamy cheese with a snowy, white, edible rind. It has a rich flavour with a hint of mushroom and is usually milder than the Camembert with a longer maturing period because it has higher paste to rind ratio. As with Camembert, Brie is a very versatile cheese and can be served used both hot (melted) and cold, sweet and savoury and paired with almost anything!

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Feta - Plain
Feta - Plain

This is a versatile, mild, creamy but full flavoured Feta preserved in olive oil.

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Feta - Tomato and Oreganum
Feta - Tomato and Oreganum

The tang of tomatoes with a combination of oreganum enriches this tasty Feta. With a little salt and time spent marinating in olive oil, this cheese has a Mediterranean flavour and children in particular love it and often describe it as “pizza cheese”.

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Feta - Black Pepper
Feta - Black Pepper

A smooth Feta that has the spicy pepper finish complimenting its natural, creamy flavour. This cheese is also preserved in olive oil.

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Tilsiter
Tilsiter

La Petite France Tilsiter is a semi-hard Swiss-style cheese. It is less salted and the curd is not pressed as in cheddar-making but rather stirred. This exquisite cheese has a rich, yellow colour with a springy, elastic semi-firm texture, making it ideal for slicing. Tilsiter also has a piquant flavour, lending itself nicely as a table cheese but will also add an intense flavour to any cheese sauce.

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Hilton Blue
Hilton Blue

Rich, creamy and smooth. Do not be fooled by its initial mellowness. Allow the complex smoky, nutty flavour to build on the palate and you will be asking for more. Served with figs or port this is an ideal after-dinner cheese but will also add zest to any soup or sauce for vegetables or meat or fish.

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Parmesan
Parmesan

La Petite France’s Parmesan is made with half-fat cow’s milk and is a yellow, hard cheese with a natural rind. Its great nutty, fruity flavour will compliment any pasta or vegetable dish whether finely grated or thinly shaved.

Halloumi - Plain
Halloumi - Plain

Simple, natural, mild in flavour it is delicious used in salads or in a hamburger.

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Halloumi - Mint
Halloumi - Mint

A great frying, grilling or braaiing cheese with a light mint flavour throughout the cheese

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Halloumi - Chilli and Garlic
Halloumi - Chilli and Garlic

This is a great frying, grilling or braaiing cheese with a lovely light bite from the chilli and sweet garlic note.

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Yoghurt
Yoghurt

The La Petite France full fat and low fat strained yogurt is totally natural. It is made simply with pasture-fed cow’s milk and probiotic cultures. The yogurt has no added preservatives, additives or stabilisers offering all the very best and well-known health benefits of a totally natural product. It is creamy thick and luscious on its own or with any number of added flavours. The yogurts are available in 1 litre or 500ml tubs.

Cream
Cream

La Petite France cream is an experience. Decadent and natural it is a beautiful, rich, thick product reminiscent of Devonshire clotted cream (only not heated). It is best appreciated served with a scone or cake or desert but will enhance any savoury dish too. The cream is available in 500ml and 250ml tubs.

Cottage Cheese
Cottage Cheese

La Petite France cottage cheese is a chunky fresh cheese with a light salty flavour available in a 250ml tub.

Cream Cheese
Cream Cheese

Our cream cheese is rich and creamy cheese in which extra cream has been added to give it a lovely sweet flavour. The cream cheese is available in 250ml tubs.

Ladle Products
Ladle Products

We are able to supply a variety of Ladle products which fully compliment any of our cheeses. These are: red onion marmalade, sundried tomatoes in olive oil, marinated olives in chilli, garlic and rosemary, hojiblanca green olives, pitted Kalamata olives, whole jalapeno chillies in brine, sliced jalapeno chillies in brine, capers in brine, red and yellow bell peppers in brine.

 
LA PETITE FRANCE

CAFÉ AND SHOP

      The café and shop are located next door to the cheese factory.

      OPENING TIMES:   8.30am to 4pm Wednesday to Sunday.

      CLOSEDMonday and Tuesday, Christmas and New Year’s Days.

      BRING YOU OWN:  We do not hold a liquor license but visitors are welcome to bring their own beer and wine

      NO DOGS:  The farm has its own resident dogs so we are unable to allow visiting dogs on the property.

      PAYMENT:  Payment can be made with Zapper, Snap Scan, Credit Card or cash.

      THE SHOP:  We stock all the La Petite France cheeses and fresh-line products such as yogurt cream, butter, cream and cottage cheese. We also stock a selection of locally made preserves and jams as well as a few gift items such as cheese baking                pots made by the well-known Lidgetton potter, Lindsay Scott.

      THE CAFÉ:  A visit to the café will allow you to soak up the ambiance of the working dairy farm while enjoying a delicious, light, cheesy meal or simply a cup of coffee and one of our homemade scones and our double thick cream.

      GROUP BOOKINGS:  We welcome large groups and are able to be flexible with our seating and catering arrangements. Call Carolyn to discuss your specific requirements.

      CONTACT DETAILS:  Mobile phone: 0631506099 (Carolyn or Lunga)

                                     Email:  café@lapetitefrance.co.za

                                     Address: Preston Farm, 9 Karkloof Road (6 km’s from Howick)

Preston Farm


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. 

 

Directions


Preston Farm is at 9 Karkloof Road, Howick, 3290 (6km from Supaquick)

GPS:


S 29.43362°

E 30.24694°

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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.

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