- Noah’s Cheese, a cheese company from South Africa, was losing two-thirds of its business at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
- Now, the company is thriving by adhering to the “Slow Food” movement, which emphasizes locally sourced ingredients and short supply chains.
- The company also pivoted to making knotted mozzarella cheese, which are quicker to make than the hard cheeses it had focused on before.
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Patience and dexterity are the keys to turning cheese curds into string cheese.
That’s what the couple behind South African cheesery Noah’s Cheese have learned as the coronavirus pandemic was derailing their busiest season of the year, forcing them to pivot to a new model.
Now, they make knotted mozzarella using only local ingredients from nearby farms. And they’re struggling to keep up with demand.
“We can ship to anywhere in the country. I think that’s