When Rhodes Fruit Farms was established in 1902 around Boschendal Wine Estate in the Drakenstein Valley, an adjoining farm called Lanquedoc became synonymous with the residential area of a small community in the Pniel Valley. A village was designed in 1902 by Sir Herbert Baker with about 100 semi-detached houses & a stone church called St. Giles. This area including the Franschhoek Valley has direct links to the settlement of the Huguenots from France who brought their wine and cheese making skills to the Western Cape. Dalewood is once again honouring this contribution to the valley’s history having launched a cheese called Lanquedoc.
Lanquedoc is a semi soft washed rind surface-ripened cheese and a very exciting addition to the Dalewood stable. It is available in rounds of approx. 250 – 300g. It has a delicate complexity, with milk/meaty notes which present the savoury “bacon & egg” like character. The pâte is very creamy and smooth, ivory colored, with a supple melting texture but pliant consistency. The natural rind varies and has a light covering of fine white mould. The shelf life is approximately six weeks. It will always be a limited edition cheese, part of Dalewood’s Signature cheese range.
CATEGORY / SIGNATURE WASHED RIND
- 2017 SA Dairy Champion
- 2017 Qualité Award
- 2015 SA Dairy Champion + Qualité Award
- 2015 Slow Food Artisanal Cheese Citation
- 2014 Gold Medal, World Jersey Cheese Awards
- 2012 EAT-IN PRODUCE AWARDS : FINALIST