Cheese lovers are all gearing up for the 16th annual SA Cheese Festival from April 28 to 30. The event will take place at the Sandringham outside Stellenbosch.
As always, cheese remains the main focus of this popular festival. Cheese makers from all over the country bring their very best for visitors to taste and stock up on.
Cheese aficionados, who crave a more intimate tryst with cheese and its makers, can enjoy the unique Connoisseurs Experience for which only 100 daily tickets are available. This event will elevate your experience. There will be an exclusive cooking demo with Nataniël, a special mozzarella and feta making demo with Leon the Milkman, a meet and greet opportunity with cheese makers, and a host of complimentary tastings and goodies.
Foodies also have something to look forward too. There will also be foodie goodies as selected wine or beer, freshly baked bread, meaty treats, sweet delights and great recipe ideas to perfect the feast.
This year celebrity chefs Carmen Niehaus, Errieda du Toit, Haidee Muller and Amore Bekker will entertain guests with their food know-how in the new Agri-Expo Cooking Pot.
That’s not all, chefs of The Private Hotel School will demonstrate a range of specially developed recipe ideas using cheese and alternative niche products such as pomegranates, figs and persimmons in the Cape Made Kitchen The Standard Bank Tasting Room, including infused wine and cheese tasting sessions by Stellenbosch Vineyards, cheese and wine pairings by Carmién Tea, a discovery of goats milk cheese with chef Pete-Goffe Wood, and a cheese and beer experience with master brewers Tim Godfrey and Stephan Lotz.
Kurt Darren and BlackByrd will be entertainment for the evening.