The annual South African Cheese Festival is taking place at Bien Donné, situated between Paarl and Franschhoek, from 24 to 27 April 2010. The gourmet event brings together food artisans and cheese makers from across South Africa to showcase a world of tastes. This popular Cape Winelands festival will be enjoyed by cheese-lovers and foodies alike.
South African Cheese Festival 2009 (image by South African Cheese Festival – http://www.cheesefestival.co.za/galleries/view/2009)
Highlights at the SA Cheese Festival
The Checkers Cheese Emporium showcases almost every type of cheese imaginable. Explore the fine selection of cheese, wines, sparkling wines and sweet treats in a 2,400m2 air-conditioned marquee. Be inspired by the culinary creativity of Nataniël in the new Checkers Theatre.
Visit The Mall to discover an array of complementary cheese pairings. Stock up on award winning wines, pesto, breads, mustards, nuts and homemade preserves. The new SA Olive Experience offers a taste celebration of olive varieties, tapenades, jams and olive oils.
Famous food icons and celebrities whip up cheese-infused culinary delights in The Cooking Pot feature zone.
The Cheese Market stocks a smorgasbord of innovative handmade cheeses. From familiar favourites to new flavours, this market offers the finest in cheese-makers’ produce.
Stroll along the Gourmet Lane and enjoy fresh oysters and marinated herring as you enjoy music from the Ladismith Cheese Music Gazebo.
Bring your kids along to this family festival, where they will be entertained by magicians and face painters and enjoy a full programme of activities and competitions.
Limited festival tickets
You can purchase tickets for the SA Cheese Festival at Computicket, and prices range from R90.00 to R110.00. Remember that there are limited numbers of tickets on sale and no tickets will be sold at the gate. Your entrance fee will include a shopping bag, festival programme, unlimited tastings and great entertainment.