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Thirty tonnes of cheese; 30 000 attendees at SA Cheese Festival

28 April 2017

Around 30 000 people are expected to attend the SA Cheese Festival this weekend.

Organisers estimate 30 tonnes of cheese will be consumed at the three-day festival, which kicks off at Sandringham today (28 April 2017).

Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said the event showcased the province’s agri processing sector, a focus area under the Project Khulisa economic strategy.

“Residents can experience our high-quality produce, ranging from home-made sweets, teas and sauces to award-winning wines. The Western Cape‘s cuisine has earned an international reputation and the SA Cheese festival showcases our world-class offering.”

Minister Winde also invited residents to visit the Cape Made: Taste the Alternatives pavilion at the event. This exhibition is a partnership between the Western Cape Department of Agriculture and Agri-Expo, the organisers of the SA Cheese Festival. Chefs at the Cape Made Kitchen will also demonstrate recipes with unique ways to use cheese. A recipe book which features these innovative uses of cheese will be distributed at the event. The recipe book is a partnership between the Western Cape Department of Agriculture, the Private Hotel School, the Milk Producers’ Organisation and Agri-Expo.

Tickets for the 16th SA Cheese Festival are available at Computicket, Shoprite and Checkers at R160 per person per day. No tickets will be sold at the gates. Festival times: 10:00 - 18:00. Sandringham is located next to the N1, Stellenbosch turn-off (exit 39), between Cape Town and Paarl.

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Media Enquiries: 

Bronwynne Jooste

Spokesperson: Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities

Responsible for Tourism, Economic Development and Agriculture

Western Cape Government

Physicall Address: 142 Long Street, Cape Town

Tel: 021 483 3550

Cell: 060 970 4301



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