With cheese, no day – or even days of lockdown – can ever be too blue! That’s why the South African Cheese Festival invites all festival friends to join them over the Freedom Day long weekend from Saturday 25 to Monday 27 April for a free virtual #homebound #SACheeseFest on their Facebook page.
On the daily program from 10:00 to 18:00 there are competitions, food demos (11:00) and home concerts (16:00) with well-known artists such as Sunset Sweatshop, Danie du Toit of Spoegwolf, and Jimm Harisson Project. Festival friends are encouraged to post a #SACheeseFest #festivalfriends photo of a previous festival for a chance to win 20 tickets to next year’s 20th SA Cheese Festival, as well as 20 cheeses and a night’s stay for four festival friends at Hawksmoor House.
Guests can look forward to a Chenin Blanc and cheese pairing on Saturday by Alvi and Junel van der Merwe of Alvi’s Drift while cheese lovers can join a #cheeseboard #challenge on Sunday with well-known celebrity chefs Jenny Morris and Pete Goffe-Wood. Drummer chef Moskou du Toit (of Spoegwolf and Drum Restaurant fame) makes a #BotterVuur appearance on Freedom Day, dubbed #lightyellowMonday. On this day there also is a special #lightyellow performance by musician Amy Jones at 10:00, a visit to Kasselshoop Cheese outside Stilbaai at 14:00, and a chance to win cheese and festival tickets for the best yellow “stay home” outfits.