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About Us

In 1995 Lex Gutsche, a farmer with a dream and family backing opened Woodlands Dairy in Humansdorp. (In the interim we’ve taken on other shareholders.)   Initially Woodlands Dairy was primarily packaging UHT milk, but since then they have expanded to many products, including Cheese, Custard, Dairy Snacks, High Protein Milk, flavoured milk called Milki, Velvet Dairy Dessert and more.   Woodlands Dairy is the home of FIRST CHOICE®, the brand for their own range of products. Besides FIRST CHOICE®, Woodlands Dairy also processes, produces and packages high-quality house brand dairy products for leading retailers such as SPAR and Woolworths.   In 2022...

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