17 August

R5950 pp

Annelien Pienaar is an expert in cheese making as well as sourdough bread baking. In 2009 she started her successful Cookery school for the Food Hobby market in an old dairy stable on their farm close to Hartebeespoortdam.

Her first knockout cookbook was published with the title: Boerekos met ‘n Twist. The book is aimed, like her website and social media accounts, to educate, save time, money and to take care of your family’s health. The book now in it’s second edition will soon be available in English.  From the success of her book follows the TV show Boerekos met ‘n Twist, on VIA TV, channel 147, where she continues to imprint the theme: To Live from the land…fresh from the garden to the table…no to all processed foods filled with preservatives. Annelien’s enthusiasm shines through in her voice and her smile as she speaks about her subject matter.

We are thrilled and privileged to have her in our kitchen sharing her tremendous wealth of experience and knowledge of the food with our guests.



12:00 Arrive at African Relish and settle in to accommodation.

13:00 Light lunch prepared by Annelien and our resident chef Camilla Comins. Meet the team and discuss schedule.

14:00 Basic cheese making principles. Making yoghurt and buttermilk as well as flavoured butter. Demo of sourdough ciabatta baked in our wood fired oven.

18:00 Ghost walk and village ramble with Ailsa Tudhope, historian and story teller, a journey back in time with tales of ghosts and village rogues from the past.

20:00 Welcome dinner at African Relish.


 08:30 Visit to Saturday market for some local flavour.

09:00 Breakfast at African Relish.

10:00 Advanced cheese making principles. Making feta, cheddar / gouda and mozzarella. Straining curds of yoghurt and buttermilk for labnah and cottage cheese.

13:00 Light lunch prepared by the African Relish Team.

14:30  Advanced cheese making principles continues. Chef Camilla and her team will prepare a showcase  3 course meal with cheese as the hero ingredient. Wine pairing.                                      

18:00  At leisure

20:00  Dinner at African Relish where we enjoy the fruits of the day’s culinary endeavours.


 09:00 Overview. Making Haloumi.

Breakfast, hands -on cooking session with Annelien and resident chef Camilla.

 Price: R5950.00 per person inclusive of all meals, a master class, ingredients,

recipe booklet. A special African Relish apron and take-away hamper of freshly made cheese.



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