On a farm called Falcon’s Nest - itself nestled beneath the beautiful Stellenbosch mountains of the Western Cape, South Africa - entrepreneur Perry Chaloner has been hard at work building his niche food preserve business of tapenades, olives, marmalades and jams.
Close on twenty years ago he started experimenting with traditional jam recipes using the fruits that were flourishing on the 14-hectare farm: olives, plums, lemons, Seville oranges and herbs. Always retaining the best of ‘homemade’ tastes, Chaloner created quirky combinations and shared these special recipes with his friends: their response was overwhelming.
And so, based on the finest farm-grown ingredients, slowly a range of innovative products developed. The Chaloner brand was born. After initially supplying only the South African market, these premium products are now internationally known and enjoyed. Today, the Chaloner Olive Marmalade and Chaloner Plum & Onion Preserve are regarded as classics in an ever developing range of quality products.