Artisan cheesemakers from across South Africa will attend this year’s Say Cheese! Artisan Cheese Fair on 30 September and 1 October at the Italian Club, Milnerton. The brainchild of well-known foodie Miki Ciman, this premier cheese event will bring together cheesemakers and cheese lovers, bakers and brewers, and all things spicy and nice.
Says Kiki Ciman-Frauenknecht: “Last year’s event was hugely successful with excellent feedback from both exhibitors and visitors. This year’s fair promises to again be a cheese-lover’s paradise, showcasing the extraordinary local talent we have in South Africa. Many of them are small producers who rarely travel outside their areas to market their cheese and some produce the country’s rarest cheeses.”
Fellow organiser, Elize Nel of A3 Technologies, adds that visitors love the fact that they can interact with the cheesemakers who are passionate about and committed to their trade. “Some cheesemakers produce their cheeses from goat’s milk, others from cow’s milk and some from a mix. The results give a whole palette of gastronomic delights from soft to hard cheeses with salty, piquant flavours. They all get the opportunity to show off the fruits of their labour at Say Cheese! in an affordable way.”
A lively weekend line-up will see leading cheese experts, food bloggers, chefs and winemakers in attendance, conducting tastings, pairings, and cheese-making demonstrations. “Whether you love chèvre or cheddar, mozzarella or maasdam, pecorino or provolone, you’ll get to appreciate some of the finest limited production, artisan cheeses in an intimate environment. It promises to be foodie heaven!” Ciman-Frauenknecht concludes.
Tickets will be available at the door at a cost of R90 for adults, R55 for pensioners and scholars aged 12 to 18 and kids under twelve enter free.
For further information, please email Kiki at [email protected] or phone Elize Nel on 072 795 4214.
WIN! We’re giving away 10 sets of double tickets to attend the Say Cheese! Festival. To enter, simply complete the entry form below. Terms and conditions apply. Competition ends 17 September 2017. Winners must be Gauteng-based.
Photo credit: Klein River Cheese