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NEXT SA CHEESE FESTIVAL Fri 28-Sun 30 APRIL 2017
THANK YOU FOR CELEBRATING OUR 15th YEAR WITH US. SEE YOU IN 2017.
THE SOUTH AFRICAN CHEESE FESTIVAL WAS IN THE SPOTLIGHT IN 2016
30 000 cheese lovers – 3 days – 15 years of CHEESE – fantastic entertainment
A PROUD YEAR OF CELEBRATIONS!
We had lots of reasons to celebrate this year. The festival is known as the biggest outdoor culinary event in Southern Africa and received the platinum award for “Best exhibition in Southern Africa” in 2015. Agri-Expo, organisers of the SA Cheese Festival, celebrates 20 years as the marketing brand of the Cape of Good Hope Agricultural Society, who in turn celebrates 185 years of marketing agriculture to the public.
With the SA Cheese Festival in the Spotlight, cheese lovers could taste and buy the widest variety of cheese, from well-known types like cheddar, gouda and feta to the more exotic, hand-made boutique cheeses in the Checkers Cheese Emporium. The Checkers mini store had a selection of quality cheese brands, meat, wine and whisky to choose from. View Dairy Square layout.
Festival goers could expand their culinary skills and learn from famous celebrity chefs who prepared mouth-watering dishes in the Checkers Theatre or experienced the exquisite combinations of cheese and alternative niche products in the new Cape Made Kitchen. There was a variety of products complimentary to cheese amongst the many stalls at the Cape Made: Taste the Alternatives exhibition and the Agri-Expo Mall. View layout.
The new Agri-Expo Tasting Room programme had entertainment delights, cheese and beer tastings and cheese with an international flair. Visitors could see how cheeses are judged or why coffee is a perfect playmate for cheese.
The festival competitions at Blossom’s Gazebo created quite a stir, with fantastic prizes from Ladismith Cheese, Life & Leisure, Snappy Chef, Landbouweekblad and DStv.
The Gourmet Lane offered a scrumptious selection of food and visitors could meet the the providers of milk, which ensures quality cheese products on the market, at the Milk Factory. Kids enjoyed hours of fun at the Marcel’s kiddies corner and teenagers chilled in the Cell C Teenzone. Live music at the Ladismith Music Gazebo entertained festival goers throughout the day and the festival ended on a high note with the music of Al Bairre and Blackbyrd on Monday.
The next SA Cheese Festival will take place on Friday, 28 to Sunday, 30 April 2017 at Sandringham.
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