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  • to turning these cheese curds into string cheese.

  • - And there you have it, string cheese.

  • Narrator: The South African cheesery Noah's Cheese

  • makes this knotted mozzarella using only local ingredients

  • from nearby farms.

  • The pandemic has heightened concern over long supply chains,

  • and as a result,

  • the company's system is attracting new customers.

  • - We'll probably globally see a move away

  • from these highly centralized, big corporate food providers.

  • The cost in terms of the environment,

  • the risk, when something like a disaster like this happen,

  • I think is too high.

  • Narrator: Marietjie Crowther

  • founded Noah's Cheese in 2012

  • after her father gifted her a dairy cow.

  • She now runs the brand with her husband, Danie.

  • Since 2017, they've used only local resources

  • in their production process.

  • When the pandemic hit, Noah's Cheese lost two-thirds

  • of its business overnight.

  • They scaled down production and furloughed staff,

  • but were able to stay in business,

  • thanks to reliance on the "Slow Food" movement.

  • Today, they're struggling to keep up with demand.

  • - We believe that cheesemaking is not just

  • about making cheeseit's also an art.

  • We try to give people something that doesn't exist

  • in other places, and it proved to be popular.

  • Narrator: The Slow Food movement started

  • with an Italian organization

  • founded in the 1980s to protect local food traditions

  • that were at risk of disappearing

  • with the rise of fast food.

  • It promotes short supply chains,

  • locally sourced ingredients,

  • and quality over quantity and speed.

  • Noah's Cheese is part of the movement

  • attracting millions of people across the world.

  • The cheesery runs entirely on solar energy

  • and local raw materials.

  • The wood they use to smoke mozzarella

  • comes from a nearby apple farm.

  • - The message is eat what is in season,

  • know where your food is coming from,

  • and support the farmer or the producer directly

  • where you can.

  • Narrator: Danie and Marietjie felt

  • the impact of the pandemic.

  • It curtailed what's normally their busiest season.

  • They adapted by scaling down production of hard cheeses,

  • which take around nine months to turn a profit,

  • leaning into these soft string cheeses,

  • and opening up an online store.

  • - We can ship to anywhere in the country.

  • I think that's a route that everybody's taking.

  • You have to adapt, adapt or die.

  • Narrator: Thanks to the new spike in demand,

  • hard cheese production will resume in the fall,

  • but Danie will always have fun walking through

  • the right way to eat one of their soft knots.

  • - Then it folds over, there's the bottom of the knot.

  • So if you pull it open, the knot comes loose.

  • Cut the bottom, you cut the top.

  • That's a fun cheese.

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South African Cheesery Survived The Pandemic Thanks To Slow Food Movement

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/04
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