Leah Bessa

Leah has an MSc in Food Science and has worked with numerous large food corporations as part of their product development teams. She is able to develop creative products that adhere to superior standards by combining her commercial experience with her extensive research experience on insects as an alternative food source.

Jean Louwrens

Jean completed his BComm and Honours in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and has worked in both national and global operational capacities. His expertise in supply chain management and B2B logistics is key in driving our vision of a sustainable, environmentally friendly relationship with our planet.

Llewelyn de Beer

Llewelyn completed his BA in Visual Communication and has worked with a multitude of brands within the food and beverage sector. He is responsible for the construction and coordination of the Gourmet Grubb brand. He makes sure that what you see and hear only ads to what you taste.

Thomas Bartleman

Thomas completed his MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering with an emphasis on energy and water resources. He has been active in the startup space for the past four years, working with early and growth stage companies. His professional career started in Silicon Valley and his experience spans the water, energy, transportation and housing industries.

Our Story

We are a few young entrepreneurs from South Africa, trying to change the world one scoop at a time. We have always dreamed of making a difference in the world and ensuring that every single one of us has a better future to look forward to. You hear stories of the 19th century researchers doing crazy experiments in their laboratories. Well, our early days were no different, except it started in a kitchen…

After Leah completed her Masters in Food Science, studying insects as a alternative source of protein, she joined forces with Jean to explore various avenues of introducing insects into the South African market. As true entrepreneurs do, they researched, created, and experimented with various products before finally focusing their efforts on the dairy alternatives industry.


Soon after, EntoMilk™ was born!

Our Mission

We want to redefine the way you thinks of insects as an alternative food source and, specifically, an alternative dairy product. By challenging the way you perceive insects, we can move away from the ‘novelty food’ aspects of insect-based foods and start integrating insects into our daily diets.

But we know change takes time and requires incremental steps, even more so when the change centers around what we eat and drink. By using ice cream as our vessel, we invite you to try something out of the ordinary and truly treat your senses.

Given our complete commitment to making insects a part of everyone’s diet, we are dedicated to walking an educational path with each of our customers and we invite you to reach out to us with any questions or comments. We will be publishing monthly blog posts to allow you to learn with us.

In the near future we will be supplying healthy, nutritious, sustainable and affordable dairy alternatives to the urban spaces near you.

Where to find us

We are launching our EntoMilk™ Ice Cream in Cape Town and the surrounding areas!
Our Click & Collect is LIVE! If you live in Cape Town or surrounding suburbs, or you even if you’re just visiting, place an order via our Shop and pick it up the following day between 15:00-19:00.
Alternatively, follow us on Social Media or sign up for our mailing list and keep an eye out for our upcoming market & store launches in Cape Town and beyond!
If you would like to serve our insect-based ice cream at your next event, please Contact Us. We serve festivals, corporate events and supply our product to event-based catering companies.


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