South African Cheese Festival 2016
The South African Cheese Festival is considered one of the most popular agri-expos of the region, showcasing a selection of local cheese makers and their wares. It is annually hosted by Sandringham Farm, in Stellenbosch, and the next installment takes place from 30 April-2 May 2016.
Not only is the festival the ultimate cheese- tasting experience for festival-goers, but has a far-reaching impact for the local economy. With 40% of visitors coming from outside of the Western Cape perimeters, the tourism industry has come to rely upon their presence at the festival.
The 2015 South African Cheese Festival was the biggest yet, with over 30 000 cheese lovers flocking to the Sandringham Farm for this experiential tasting experience. Says Johan Ehlers, CEO of Afri-Expo, "The success of the 2015 SA Cheese Festival is predominantly due to the consumer’s need to experience new and innovative products, as well as the outstanding quality of products that are presented by producers and entrepreneurs at the festival”.
The festival is divided into 4 main areas; the Carnival Park, a chill-out area where you can take a breather from all that cheese tasting, the Kiddies zone, which will have clowns and games and official child-minders, the Dairy Square and the Afrox Cooking Pot.
The Dairy Square will be the cheesy epicentre of the whole event, where newcomers to the cheese industry will have a chance to present their artisan cheeses. The 2015 event saw a new record being upheld where the largest amount of space was occupied by cheese exhibitors in 14 years.
If you're looking to expand on your cooking skills or get handy tips from acclaimed chefs, Afrox Cooking Pot is the ultimate food theatre featuring ideas for innovative food pairings from expert winemakers and chefs. Following its resounding success in 2015, festival-goers can look forward to its return.
This festival is a great outing for the whole family and a must for cheese lovers.
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