The Klippiesveld story started in 2010 when Willie and Ilse Naude moved from the city to a small farm on the outskirts of Polokwane. A friend of Ilse, knowing of her love for farm animals, gifted her a Saanen Dairy doe, fondly named Saartjie, together with her little offspring, Lady. Knowing very little of the inquisitive nature of goats, they soon came to realise the need of a properly fenced camp to house them and thus started Willie’s future weekend “hobby” of handyman duties, including but not limited to fencing and building.
The steady supply of milk produced by Saartjie urged Ilse to do some experiments with cheese and yoghurt crafting. The chemistry of milk and cheese became a fascinating challenge and in 2011 she enrolled for a cheese making course at Grootplaas Cheese Academy. In the same year they acquired five more ewes and a Saanen ram and the milk really started to flow in!