Dordrecht Cheese Production Partnership

Date:May 27, 2014

RuLIV facilitated the initiation of the Cheese Factory in Dordrechtfollowing the closure of a privately owned factory in Emalalheni Local Municipality. Some 37 emerging farmers and nine commercial farmers in the area entered into a partnership with 50% equity each. The main objective of the factory was to secure a permanent market for the emerging and commercial farmers in the area and to create employment opportunities and food security for the local community. When the factory started operating producing cheeses such as Cheddar, Gouda, and Edam, and yoghurt, amasi and cream, 24 local people were employed.