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Fynboshoek Cheese

6 Reviews
Deli fare, Modern, Tapas, Vegetarian
Phone Number 0723420445 Opening Hours Lunch

Lunch: Monday to Sunday 12pm to 4pm

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Details

Cost
R165 avg main meal
Food
Deli fare, Modern, Tapas, Vegetarian
Corkage
BYO No Charge
Cost
R165 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Local cuisine, Quick meals
Facilities
Alfresco, Booking required, Food, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Takeaways, Vegetarian

Location and contact

107 Storms River Tsitsikamma 6309 South Africa

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Charlotte Pregnolato

Fynboshoek Cheese offers sophisticated quality cheese in a relaxed farmhouse setting where most everything is grown or made on the premises.

Food
There is no menu but you'll start with something to pop into your mouth like cheddar filled brioche balls to tide you over until the aromatic rosemary focaccia is ready, fresh from the oven. Two salads consisting of leaves, herbs, and vegetables from the garden: one might be caprese with mozzarella so creamy it looks like butter. The main event is a feast of cow and goat's milk cheeses made by your host and award winning cheese-maker, Aljie Van Deemder. Yours might include fresh ricotta drizzled with honey, aged cheddar, sharp provolone, creamy chèvre and brie. Freshly made dessert of the day provides a fitting finish: pecan pie, homemade crepes, or cheesecake, all accompanied by rich vanilla house made ice cream.

Drinks
Not licensed. Bring along something nice for the meal and finish with a cup of bracing stove-top coffee.

Service
Aljie is a gracious host who serves and explains the various cheeses. From long experience he has the pacing just right and is always around to answer questions.

Ambience
Aljie's warm and inviting farmhouse celebrates living well in all dimensions: classical music, comfortable tables by the fire or outside overlooking the dam, and delectable odors wafting from the kitchen.
Best for getting away from it all. Whether you are just having lunch, or opt to stay over at Fynboshoek Farm's guest cottage, you'll find the quiet beauty of the country a balm for the senses.

(2018)

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User reviews

6 Reviews
    The Fynboshoek cheese farm restaurant is nothing less than an exceptional and unforgettable experience, each aspect being effortlessly striking. The farm with its beauty and the charm of the house and magnificent surroundings are enough to sweep you off your feet; and then the meal arrives - and you know you're in love. A table of heaven arrives in the form of warm freshly baked bread with Farm made butter, a simple salad with the seduction of cranberry dressing, roasted pine nuts, stewed pears topped with parmesaan to follow. Next a bowl the caprese salad arrives to continue the seduction with red plump tomatoes topped with fresh mozzarella. A cheese board is served with a selection of matured cheddar, Gouda, cottage cheese, provolone, goat cheese and ricotta drizzled with the farms own honey. For desert I had what I believe to be the best ice-cream I've ever tasted along with freshly baked pecan nut pie. We can only thank Alje, the host, for sharing his talent and what is clearly a passion with us. This meal and experience was truly magnificent in its elegance and simple beauty.
    Our favourite meal on honeymoon!

    After a hike through Tsitsikamma in the morning, we ventured to Fynboshoek Cheese for a late lunch. The chef/owner greeted us in the parking area and led us straight to our table in a cute corner with a view of the dam.

    We have been looking for quality, creative places to dine in Knysna - and while East Head Cafe and ile de pain are great, Fynboshoek Cheese is not to miss!

    The critics review is spot on, we had the most delicious and unforgettable meal of our honeymoon! Absolutely worth the drive to Storms River!

    Alje's hosting and food never disappoints. This is artisanal food at its very best in beautiful surroundings. I bought some just-made mozzarella to take home and it was just as delicious the following day...

    I've read about this local tucked away gem several times but have never had the opportunity to visit. When we extended our stay in Plett, I thought I'd try my luck for a table at short notice despite the warning that booking in advance is necessary. We were easily accommodated. It's easy to find with the directions provided when booking and it took about 45 minutes from Keurbooms. As we parked we were welcomed by Alje and his dogs and led through the farmhouse to the glass room - an intimate closed in dining room on the verandah. It has a homely atmosphere with the option of a cosy fire on colder days. The lunch is a cheese lover's delight. The starter is warm crostini with goats cheese, honey and thyme. The main course consists of a mozzarella & tomato salad, a green salad with grated hard goat's cheese and a delicious homemade dressing and the star of the show is a cheese board with an assortment of hard and soft cheeses, all accompanied by piping hot homemade bread served straight from the oven. Alje encourages patrons to bring their own wine and does not charge corkage - we enjoyed a prized bottle of red which complimented the meal perfectly. There is an option to have dessert and coffee afterwards, if one still has space after the hearty meal! Fynbos hoek is a lovely place to spend a leisurely afternoon enjoying some of Tsitsikamma's best local cheese.

    Absolutely brilliant! One of the coziest and best experiences you'll have in SA! Do yourself a favour!

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