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Klein River Picnics
A visit to Klein River Farmstead is a celebration of Cheese, Picnics and Family.
The deli-style Picnic Shed is filled with local produce, wine, beer and a mountain of artisanal cheese– all cheese is hand-made on the Farmstead.
Being proud locavores and Stanfordians, we have sourced the freshest ingredients and produce from our very own Farmstead and the Overberg region.
This year the focus is on cheese, with a variety of 6 hand-made cheeses all produced on the farm, hand-cut specifically for the picnic baskets; while the kiddies basket comes with a playful ray of sunshine.
You can also create your own picnic from the upgraded deli-style Picnic Shed.
Klein River Farmstead is an environmentally-conscious Farmstead. With the installation of a PV solar system, planting of 160 indigenous tress and reduction and recycling of plastic from the basket and farm (sorry, no straws), our focus is on creating a sustainable and nurturing environment. Please ensure you look after our home.
Klein River Farmstead is situated on the R326 (7 km outside Stanford).
Stanford is a picturesque village just 20 minutes’ drive away from both Hermanus and Gansbaai.
Opening times: Monday to Saturday 9am - 4pm; Closed on Sunday
Offering a range of excellent, top quality cheeses, this small family run cheesery on the banks of the Klein river has been an oasis for many cheese-lovers and those intrigued by the art of cheese-making. Watch the artists at their craft through a glass window while sampling award-winning cheeses such as gruyère, raclette, havarti and the delicious oak-smoked Stanford. The deli also stocks made-on-the-farm Danish-style feta cheese, varieties of cream cheese and a cheese gift box containing a selection of Klein River cheeses, as well as olive oils, vinegars, nougats and honeys. Ethical shopper tip: All cheeses contain pasteurised cow’s milk, which is free of hormones and antibiotics, contains non-animal microbial rennet and no colourants or artificial preservatives.
Along with a newly renovated Picnic Shed, a new picnic basket has been designed with only the freshest ingredients from Stanford and beyond. For all the cafe lovers, there is a new coffee machine too! Enjoy the Classic French Picnic with a bottle of the finest local wine, a cappuccino or a craft beer, while the little ones frolic about the extensive playground and pet and feed the many farm animals.
There is also the option of the Country Vegetarian Platter or you may design your own picnic from goods at the deli.