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MiNDFOOD CheeseFest 2015 – The skinny

This time last week, I had eaten so much cheese my eyes were glazing over. This time last week, I was at the MiINDFOOD CheeseFest having just grazed my way through most of New Zealand’s best cheeses. I was lucky enough to get a trade/media pass which entitled me (and others) to a full hour of tastings and cheesemaker attention before the general public got in. I caught up with Bri DiMattina, local foodie, and blogger. Bri was the winner of the Curds & Whey Champion Home Crafted Cheese and Cheesemaker Award at last year’s CheeseFest. Being my first CheeseFest I was stoked to be cruising around with someone from the exclusive cheese society. Bri gave me some great festival tips and we rubbed shoulders with important people in the cheese and food industry.   I got to chat to one of the judges, Sonia Cousins, whose credentials include Cheese Activist, Cheese Judge, and Cheese Writer. I learned that like professional wine tasters, cheese tasting judges spit. Spit! It came as bit of a shock but Sonia assured me …

MiNDFOOD CheeseFest Double Pass Giveaway Winner!

With special thanks to MiNDFOOD CheeseFest, I am pleased to announce the winner for the double pass for. Drawn by, the winner is… **drum roll please!** Natallia Yanachkina!   Thanks to all who entered, I loved reading your cheese answers and reminded me to eat more cheese. If you would like to find out more or purchase tickets, details are below. MiNDFOOD CheeseFest Wednesday 18 March 2015 5pm to 8.30pm The Great Room at The Langham, 83 Symonds Street, Auckland Tickets are $30 from Eventfinder or $35 at the door. See you there! Links you might love: New Zealand Specialist Cheesemakers Association CheeseLoversNZ on Facebook To keep up with announcements including giveaways, make sure you follow me on Bloglovin’ or Facebook.