The Belnori Boutique Cheesery is situated on a 15-acre Black Wattle plantation belonging to Norman and Rina Belcher and nestles in the Nestpark Agricultural Holdings, near Bapsfontein, part of the Greater Benoni area.
The milk used is obtained from their own, very lovable Swiss Saanen herd, most of whom have been reared on the property. The ‘ladies’ live in spacious paddocks, enjoy a healthy diet and produce milk that can really be called ‘organic’. They are sheltered at night in paved wattle-huts.
The couple are both cheesemakers and it is difficult to distinguish exactly who makes what. Norman though takes care of the herd and handles each animal daily to ensure that they are always in good health. Rina does the R & D, sees to the packaging – where the feminine touch is evident – makes the Camembert, Brie and such like and sees to the finishing of the products.