Ladismith Cheese Company

Ladismith Cheese is situated in the picturesque town of Ladismith in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Cheese has been manufactured in Ladismith since 1940. Ladismith Cheese Company (Pty) Ltd was founded in June 1999 and cheese production started in a brand new factory on 1 November 1999. The quality products from Ladismith Cheese are available in supermarkets throughout the major centres of South Africa.

Cheese Production

Production was started with 15 000 liters of milk per day and initially only Gouda and Cheddar were manufactured. Production has since increased and Gouda, Cheddar, Edam, Matured Cheddar and Mozzarella are now manufactured. A creamy semi-hard cheese named Ladismither has been very well received in the market, as confirmed by several national and international awards.


Soon after starting its operation, Ladismith Cheese Company started manufacturing butter on a small scale from cream coming available from the cheese factory. Later, manufacturing of bulk salted and unsalted butter for industrial use was added. Butter is now available in 500g and 25kg packaging under the brand name Ladismith Butter, while Ladismith Butterspread is a firm favourite with our customers.


Our most recent addition is Unsalted Cultured Butter made form cream cultured with active bacteria. In addition to having a longer shelf life, the rich flavour of Unsalted Cultured Butter enhances the taste of food cooked or baked with cultured butter.

Ladismith Powder

Ladismith Powder Company was formed as a full subsidiary of Ladismith Cheese Company in 2004. The powder factory manufacture whey powder, milk powder, butter milk powder and blends of coffee creamer.