Cheese fair at Italian Club

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The third annual Say Cheese! Artisanal Cheese Fair will be held at the Italian Club, in Milnerton on Saturday and Sunday October 6 and 7. The brainchild of foodie Miki Ciman, this premier cheese celebration will focus on world-class artisan and boutique cheese makers, bakers, brewers and winemakers.

“Many of our exhibitors are small producers who rarely travel outside their areas to market their cheese. It’s going to be a cheese-lover’s paradise,” says organiser Kiki Ciman-Frauenknecht. Fellow organiser, Elize Nel, adds: “We’ll have all kinds of cheeses including gorgonzola, pecorino, fontina, provolone, brie, mozzarella, blue or cheddar – a jam-packed assortment of gastronomic delights for turophiles.”

The weekend line-up will see leading chefs, food bloggers and wine purveyors conducting tastings, pairings, and cheese-making demonstrations.

“There truly will be something for everyone including a demo area, a kids’ playground and live music,” says Ciman.

Tickets will be available from Webtickets or at the door at a cost of R95 for adults, R55 for pensioners and scholars aged 12 to 18. Children under-12 enter free. Email for details.