Mooivallei, meaning â€œbeautiful valleyâ€, is named after the picturesque town of Bonnievale â€“ a place synonymous with good cheese and fine wine. Mooivalleiâ€™s roots run deep in the fertile soil of the Breede River Valley, with the founding Du Plessis family having been involved in dairy in Bonnievale since the mid-seventies.
Mooivallei has been producing cheese and butter for both the food industry and consumers since 2000, when a group of local farmers joined together to add value to their milk by producing quality Gouda. The company has grown seven-fold since then, today producing HACCP-certified Gouda and Cheddar cheese as well as creamy Jersey butter.
The connection with the town of Bonnievale is further evidenced by the Riggâ€™s brand. It honours the memory of Christopher Rigg, who pioneered the canal irrigation system to which Bonnievale owes its existence.
Riggâ€™s is Mooivalleiâ€™s retail and catering brand. All its products stay true to the exacting standards employed by Christopher Rigg when he designed and implemented his grand scheme.
Ingredients: Full Cream Cow’s Milk, Salt, Calcium Chloride, Sodium Nitrate, Non-animal Rennet, Cheese Starter Cultures.