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Cremalat Cheese started with a humble beginning in 1993 from Claudio and Margaret Giustizieri, both of Italian origin that shared a love for Italian food.

This story started at the Michael Mount Organic Market in Bryanston, with a small cheese stall. Through word of mouth, the business slowly grew around the Italian community in Johannesburg and Pretoria. Day-by-day, the demand of Italian products grew so Claudio and Margaret decided to expand their lines by importing other Italian products such as cold meats, coffee, pasta, tomatoes, water, wine, olive oil and more.

Eventually a new venue was bought in 1996, in Kensington. The new venue became a point of reference for the variety of cheeses and Italian products that were distributed throughout Johannesburg and Pretoria, a well-equipped delicatessen was added to the business.


The small business grew rapidly, Claudio and Margaret employed 15 staff to meet the demand.
After 5 years, the Kensington venue was outgrown and the Cremalat Cheese factory as it is today, was established – Greenhill Industrial Estate.

Another success that was accomplished by Claudio and Margaret was the in house restaurant La Cucina @Cremalat in 2010.

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Claudio Giustizieri tragically passed away in 2012 and Margaret, honouring his passion, carried on their dream.

After 27 years from the small stall at the Bryanston market, today Cremalat Cheese, employs 50 staff, has 2 Deli’s (Johannesburg & Pretoria) and export their Italian Food products not only throughout South Africa but also to 13 Sub Saharan countries.

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