Our story began in 1995 as a packaging plant for the milk produced on Woodlands Farm, owned by the Gutsche family. Never forgetting our humble beginnings, Woodlands Dairy is now one of the largest manufacturers of UHT milk in South Africa, marketed under our brand FIRST CHOICE®. In addition to our FIRST CHOICE® brand, we also process, produce and package high-quality house brand dairy products for leading retailers such as SPAR and Woolworths.
You will find us along the South African Garden Route, right in the heart of the Eastern Cape dairy region in Humansdorp. Our company has a team of +-1400 people, and we pride ourselves on our innovative thinking, the speedy development of new products and excellent customer service.
In 2022 the Woodlands Group will acquire 100% of Fairfield Dairy. Fairfield is situated in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands. Fairfield currently has a limited range of Fairfield branded products, but it excels in processing, producing, and packaging high quality house brand dairy products for leading retailers such as SPAR, Woolworths and Pick ‘n Pay. Fairfield is particularly known for its excellent yoghurts, flavoured milks and fresh milk.
Our FIRST CHOICE® range includes various cheeses, butter, cream, amasi, custard, flavoured milk, extended shelf life (ESL) fresh milk, UHT milk, milk powder, dairy desserts, dessert toppings, yoghurt, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, dips and ice cream.