Media alert / Photo-opportunity - The cheese chasing mania rolls back in to Whistler!

The Great Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival is back for its ninth year

OTTAWA, Aug. 16, 2016 /CNW/ - The Great Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival, one of Canada's most unique and fun-hearted events, is back for its ninth installment. Hosted by Dairy Farmers of Canada, the event will feature activities the whole family can enjoy including cheese rolling races, tastings and a market featuring some of the best cheeses in Canada.

 

PHOTO:

Cheese rolling races will see costume-clad cheese chasers racing after an 11-pound wheel of Natural Pastures' Aged Farmhouse cheese down the slopes of Blackcomb Mountain until a female and male champion is declared. Both winners will receive a coveted wheel of Canadian cheese, as well as two Whistler Blackcomb season ski passes.




Uphill dodge ball is a great option for those not brave enough to chase the cheese. Participants will run uphill, dodging balls rolling down the hill.




Crazy costume contest encourages participants and attendees to dress in costume for a chance to win gift cards and prizes from festival sponsors.




Cooking demos and recipe tastings with B.C. local and Vancouver Aquarium's Ocean Wise Executive Chef Ned Bell, who will be cultivating a Great Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival-inspired dish, showcasing Canadian cheese.




Cheese seminars will feature cheese expert David Beaudoin from Dairy Farmers of Canada, who will be sharing his knowledge of Canadian cheese and wine pairings. 




Enjoy some dairy goodness at the smoothie bar, while schmoozing with event attendees.



WHEN:

Saturday, August 20, 2016, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



WHERE:

Blackcomb Mountain, Base 2, 4545 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4



WHO:

The following spokespeople are available for interviews:




  • Representatives from Dairy Farmers of Canada
  • Ned Bell, executive chef, Vancouver Aquarium's Ocean Wise
  • David Beaudoin, cheese expert, Dairy Farmers of Canada
  • Canadian cheese makers



 

SOURCE Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC)

Image with caption: "Hosted by Dairy Farmers of Canada, the Great Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival rolls back in to Whistler for its ninth year on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature activities the whole family can enjoy including cheese rolling races, cheese seminars, cooking demos and a market featuring some of the best cheeses in Canada made from 100% Canadian milk. (CNW Group/Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC))". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160816_C7469_PHOTO_EN_753558.jpg

For further information: To schedule an interview, please contact: Sandra Da Silva / Ramatoulaye Coulibaly, Dairy Farmers of Canada, 905-817-2001 / 514-284-1092, sandra.dasilva@dfc-plc.ca / ramatoulaye.coulibaly@dfc-plc.ca

RELATED LINKS
http://www.dairyfarmers.ca

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