The next day we went to the Underberg Cheesery. They weren’t making any cheese but there were lots to taste. My favourite was flavoured with garden herbs. We learnt how they make cheese. Milk is mainly water, (87%). They get milk from animals, like cows, goats and sheep. Then they warm the milk and add a micro organism and then rennet that makes the solid bit of milk stick together. The solid milk is called ‘Curds’ and becomes the cheese. The watery milk is called ‘Whey’. They separate the curds and squish all the whey out. Then the cheese is put in a salt bath, dried and covered in wax to preserve it. They were yummy!
After this we went to the Nelson Mandela Capture Site. Nelson Mandela was the first black president of South Africa. He was in jail for 27 years! There was a timeline of his life and at the end of it was a statue of his face, it was made out of lots of poles so you had to stand in a certain place to see it.