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Artisan Breads

Artisan bread is loosely defined as bread that is produced using traditional methods and ingredients. Choice of flour type, length of fermentation, and how the bread is made are important characteristics for an artisan loaf. Dough is generally made in small batches with a more hands on approach. With the rise in popularity, the manufacturingContinue readingArtisan Breads

Artisan Cheeses

What exactly is Artisan Cheese? Artisan Cheese refers to cheese hand-produced using traditional methods and craftsmanship of skilled cheesemakers.  Usually this is made in small batches using milk derived from animals that feed on pasture plants i.e. cow, goat, sheep etc. As a result, artisanal cheese typically obtain a wider range of volatile flavour compounds,Continue readingArtisan Cheeses


Confectionery is the art of creating sugar based dessert forms, or subtleties, often with pastillage. From the Old French confection, origin of Latin confectio, from conficere, to “put together”. Traditional confectionery goes back to ancient times, and continued to be eaten through the Middle Ages into the modern era. Confections include sweet foods, sweetmeats, digestiveContinue readingConfectioneries


Welcome to the Garden of Aidan

Hoekwil, situated in a crook of the Touws River and is described by those who live there as a ‘piece of paradise’. 

The town, which sits perched above the coastline with beautiful views of sea, lake and mountains consists of little more than a church, a post office, a primary school, a couple of shops and a very large tree, known as the ‘Big Tree’ – a yellowwood tree thought to be as old as 850 years, and of course The Garden of Aidan

The Garden of Aidan is all about sustainable organic produce, grown as nature intended , and supplied either direct to consumer or via niche distribution locations such as markets.

Our goal is to supply the best quality products, as fresh as possible, from farm to table.

Some of our products have already gained accolades and praise from the food industry, with our Cheesecake being voted one of the best in South Africa.

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