Mooivallei, meaning “beautiful valley”, is named after the picturesque town of Bonnievale – a place synonymous with good cheese and fine wine. Mooivallei’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 Rigg’s brand. It honours the memory of Christopher Rigg, who pioneered the canal irrigation system to which Bonnievale owes its existence.
Rigg’s is Mooivallei’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: Cream (Cow’s Milk), Salt