Get cooking – with a teacher or by yourself
Whether you are a foodie who entertain flamboyantly or a bit more cautious in the kitchen, Prince Albert has the kind of atmosphere that gets you cooking. You may settle for a braai with good Karoo lamb and a salad with what you pick up at the Saturday Markie or you could go all out and put together a banquet of local produce – think cheese, figs, olives, bread – hmmm.
A cooking course may be just the thing to inspire. You could do a quick half day course or indulge in a cooking retreat lasting several days.
Here we put together all the information you need to bring out the cook in you – we divided the information into categories for cooking courses, bakeries and places you can buy the local produce you want. We do not want you to find out at the end of your stay that you have missed some delectable tit bit just because you did not know about it!
Keep an eye on the special events calendar for additional cooking classes
Gay’s Guernsey DairyGay’s Guernsey Dairy Contact: Gay van Hasselt
The dairy is a landmark in Prince Albert and no visit to the town is complete without a visit to the dairy.
Week Days: 7 am – 9 am / 10 am – 12 pm / 4pm – 5:30 pm
Week Ends & Holidays: 7 am – 10 am / 4 pm – 5:30 pm
The dairy offers cheese-tasting on request during opening hours.
The Meatroom at Gay’s Guernsey sells real, good Karoo meat and Karoo Flavours offer specially selected home cooked meals.
Credit cards accepted.
Started by Gay van Hasselt in 1990, milking three cows in a stone kraal. The dairy has grown to become world renowned for its exceptional cheese and dairy products.
The dairy is a landmark and somewhat of an institution in Prince Albert. It is a meeting point for locals and visitors to come together, enjoy fabulous hand made dairy products and get a real taste of farm life. All the products are made using full-cream, raw Guernsey milk from the Van Hasselt’s own heard of cows.
Gay believes that the core of her success lies in the quality of the raw milk that they use, making the products deliciously creamy, and steeped in natural flavour.
“All our products are natural, unpasteurized & free of hormones or antibiotics.
Our cheese is handmade from raw, full cream milk & kosher vegetable/microbial rennet.
We guarantee the most natural product, from monitoring the grazing for our cows right through to the cheese making process.”
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