Historic Crystal Palace and the Picton Fairgrounds will make for quite a mouth-watering scene on June 4-5 2011.
That’s when the first-ever Great Canadian Cheese Festival takes place, bringing together the country’s leading cheesemakers from coast-to-coast so cheese lovers can meet to learn, talk, taste and buy the best in artisan, farmstead and specialty cheese – and sample fine wine, craft beer, cider and artisanal foods.
The two day festival features:
On Saturday, June 4: a keynote presentation to kick off proceedings, a fell day of cheese-tasting seminars, pairing cheese with wine, beer and cider, a buffet lunch and, in the evening, outstanding chefs using cheese to create tasting dished for the Cooks & Curds Cheese Gala.
On Sunday June 5: a Cheese Fair & Artisan Food Market featuring more than 30 Canadian Cheesemakers, more than 100 artisan and farmstead cheese to sample and purchase, winemakers, and craft brewers offering tastings, plus a host of artisan food producers, with a tutored tasting of Canadian Cheese Grand Prix winners, a cheesemaking demonstration and whey more.
Plus: a six-hour, guided tour of local cheese plants and diary farms on Friday and Saturday
Bonus: On Friday, the Festival eve, cheese-themed dinner at County restaurants such as Angeline’s Restaurant & Inn featuring acclaimed chef Michael Potters.
For more information about the Festival or to buy tickets visit: www.cheesefestival.ca