It was on a cold and wet day that I decided I wanted to go to the Cheese Festival! Not cos I’m stoopid but because I was scheduled to go on Sunday but ended up working at Ratanga Radio so had to settle for the wet Monday Besides the drive to Sandringham in the rain and negotiating your way around some puddles between your car and the entrance, it was actually such a cool event to go to. I’m assuming the days before the rain must have been stunning, with outdoor umbrellas and deck chairs and the likes.
Anyhoo so we step inside the main tent and everywhere there were things for you to taste! From the obvious (a million types of cheese) to breads, olives, olive oil, coffee, biltong, chillies, dairy, nougat, candy, jams, spreads, and tons of others and of course there was wine for those who drink.
I became an expert overnight after having tasted 3000 different cheeses and can tell you the difference between the texture, taste, smell and aroma, I can tell you which one is bland, pungent, chilli, smooth, hard. I can tell you which leaves an after taste, which goes better with a salad, which goes better with crackers and which are 2 days old and which are 14 years old!
I was invited by DSTV and ABSA and would like to thank them once again for the awesome hospitality and for looking after us.
I am definitely going next year (insh) and taking my mom or family cos they will have definitely have an enjoyable time.
A friend and I came home (having taste-tested most goodies on offer) with cheese, jam and nougat in our bags from the feta to chilly cheese spreads
Oh and when we got home, it was 2 movies, coffee, crackers with cheese spread, popcorn and chocolates