Klein River Cheese, a small family run cheesery, is just outside Stanford Village in South Africa. We offer a range of exceptional, high quality, (and award winning!) South African cheeses.

The cheesery is based on the Kleinrivierskloof farm which nestles on the banks of the Klein River, surrounded by lush green hills and mountains. This is also the home of the Baleta family. Peter and Maggie who run Klein River Cheese with the help of their 3 adult children Hannah; Nicholas and Matthew, and a longstanding team of committed employees.

The farm is open to the public and you can taste and purchase cheese as well as a variety of gourmet products in The Cheese Shop; enjoy a delicious picnic on the banks of the river; all while the children enjoy the extensive playground or pet and feed the many farm animals.


You can taste a variety of our award winning cheeses from the tasting table at the Cheese Shop, watch cheese being made or shop for interesting local products.

Near the Cheese Shop we have a large playground with trampolines, jungle gym, merry-go-round, tree houses, swings, a slide, sandpit, balance beams and see-saw.

You are welcome to enjoy your purchases from the Cheese Shop on the lawn in the park, while the children play.

Children can also feed the many different animals that live on the farm, from Kabous the miniature Falabella pony to Shrek the goat and Lucy the pig!


Monday to Friday
09:00 – 17:00
Saturdays, 09:00 – 13:00
Public Holidays, 09:00 – 14:00


Picnic season at Klein River Cheese is from September until the end of the first week in May. Picnics are available from 11am to 3pm daily. You can enjoy one of our delicious gourmet picnic lunches or create your own picnic from the new Picnic Deli. Picnics can be enjoyed on the banks of the tranquil Klein River; under the trees on the extensive lawns; or on the veranda of the beautifully renovated Picnic Shed.


Daily from 11:00 to 15:00

May – October picnic deli items available in The Cheese Shop

Closed on Christmas Day & New Years Day