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The Origin Of This Classic Snack

Dolcezze was born out of my wife Anna Elisabettini’s country kitchen in the picturesque town of GREYTON. The little town of GREYTON rests in a basin surrounded by mountains in the Overberg wheatlands in the Cape, South Africa. Anna has painstakingly perfected this recipe using sun-ripened South African wheat and only natural ingredients – a real taste sensation! Dolcezze Cheese Straws are all cut and twisted by hand, so don’t be surprised if not all the straws are the same. Originally, and for a number of years, Dolcezze Cheese Straws were distributed to a few selected deli stores and farm stalls in and around Cape Town. This mainly due to the limited production facility at our home. Dolcezze Cheese straws were well received by shop ownwers and consumers. We realised that Dolcezze Cheese Straws could be turned into a South African national brand. This idea was shared by our family friend, well known personality in the snack industry, Bernard Immelman. Although it took a few years for this idea to mature, with Bernard enthusiasm and considerable input a small, dedicated baking factory, large enough to cope with anticipated demand was set up. We still serve my wife’s original customers directly, however, now we also supply distributors in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal who in turn supply some of the chain stores and the general trade. If you find it difficult to locate an outlet for our Dolcezze Cheese Straws in your area, contact us directly for your nearest distributor/retailer.

Marcello Elisabettini



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