Leon the Milkman

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Leader of the the Sacco Extreme Team!


Adrian Gauna taking it to the extreme for Sacco Cheese and Yoghurt Cultures in Peru.   Sacco cultures are represented by Maverick Trading in South Africa.

Eat your Cheese!


Leon the Milkman

Sacco visit


Hi, Fans

Here I am with my Italian trainer, Adrian Gauna, in the Sacco plant. I had a fantastic visit and learnt and is still learning a whole lot. More later…

Drink milk and eat your yoghurt!


Leon the Milkman

Lost Milkman!

Well, here I am sitting in the Grande Hotel de Como in Italy, without anything clean to wear – my luggage lost or misplaced!

I am here to learn more about cheese making from the kind folks at Sacco-Clerici.  Well, I hope my luggage is found tonight or that the Italians appreciate my little traveling overall that I have on 😉

Everybody here seem so sophisticated, so I do not know what image this will portray, but hey, shit happens – especially when you work with cows, hey!    Well, think of the Milkman tomorrow, and hope that his luggage pitches or that he at least does a decent job on washinh his clothes.  

Elaine, my dear wife, I am missing you so much – I will show you this post when I get back! 

Cheers, and drink your milk!

Leon the Milkman

Chaneé does Imhoff Cheesery proud!


Today I also visited Chaneé Truter, cheesemaker at Imhoff Cheesery in Kommetjie, since 2003.  Chaneé is charming and I can see that she enjoys handcrafting the almost 20 types of cheeses they make.  The cheese shop is housed in the old farm grain silo, beautifully renovated as you can see on the pic.

I also visited the cheese factory and enjoyed the innovatively practical way of doing things.

Her Camembert cheese especially comes highly acclaimed.


Leon the Milkman



Cheese Entrepreneur – Didier Bertrand


Hi, Cheese Fans

Today I visited a very interesting cheese entrepreneur in the centre of Cape Town, at 95 Hout Street, from where he has cheese and wine functions and also shortly plans to do corporate team-building with cheese making as topic!!

I could see that Didier has a real pasion for cheese and I enjoyed the 2 and 1/2 year old cheddar, thanks Didier!

Didier’s venue is called “La Forge”, because it housed up till 2000 the last Blacksmith in Cape Town – truly a remarkable venue.

Didier is a qualified and registered tour leader and 95% of his tours consist of foreigners, so he does South Africa proud!


Leon the Milkman





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