Agricultural role-players unite around cheese

The Cape Made: Taste the Alternatives exhibition is a joint venture by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) and Agri-Expo, the organisers of the SA Cheese Festival which is being held from 28 to 30 April. “We are excited about the convergence of two major agricultural role-players, working towards the same goal of promoting the image of agriculture and enticing the consumer with a variety of locally produced agricultural products,” says Johan Ehlers, Agri-Expo CEO.

“It is indeed an honour to unite under the cheese banner,” says Joyene Isaacs, Head of the Western Cape Department of Agriculture.

The Cape Made Kitchen recipe booklet is a further attraction for visitors to the SA Cheese Festival, with chefs from The Private Hotel School demonstrating specially developed recipes in which cheese ranks high on the list of ingredients. These recipes have been collected in an inspirational, yet easy-to-use recipe booklet – the result of a collaborative agreement between the WCDoA, the Milk Producers’ Organisation (MPO), The Private Hotel School and Agri-Expo – which will be distributed at the Festival. “Representing the milk producers in the country, we believe, along with Clifton Fadiman, that cheese is milk’s leap toward immortality,” says Dr Chris van Dijk, MPO CEO. “We should never develop a comfort zone with cheese. Let your culinary boundaries concerning the use and enjoyment of cheese and other dairy products be continuously challenged. This book will support consumers in doing just that!” Press Release.

Published on Tue, 2nd May 2017 - 11:54