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The only festival in Victoria oriented to showcasing cheese and meat returns on May 20th.

With the recent boom in artisan shops across the capital region, the Cheese and Meat Festival aims to showcase both international and local cheese and meat in an experiential tasting format.

“The festival allows mom and pop shops to showcase their homemade recipes and products while gaining marketing exposure they would not normally be able to afford.”  – David Bain, Cheese and Meat Festival Producer, tells Victoria Buzz.

Taking place at the beautiful Crystal Gardens, attendees will walk at leisure around the grounds while enjoying bite-size morsels of cheese and meat, and pair them with wine, beer, and cider. It’s a great opportunity to learn about new cheese, meats, and pairings while tasting the products.

Should you sample something that was so good you wanted to take it home with you, the Cheese and Meat Festival will have an onsite store allowing consumers to purchase the product they have tasted.

The festival will consist of two sessions:
Afternoon tasting: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Evening tasting: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

In-between each tasting, seminars will be held showcasing cheese and meat creations, pairings, and unique offerings.

Cheese and Meat Festival 

  • When: May 20th, 2017
  • Where: The Crystal Gardens (713 Douglas St, Victoria)
  • Events: Evening Tasting 7:00pm – 9:00pm | Afternoon Tasting 3:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Tickets Available: Starting at $55

This event is a 19+ event; no minors. Tickets for the event go on sale February 8th at 9:00 AM. Follow the Cheese and Meat Festival on Facebook for the latest updates.

The Festival also takes place in Seattle WA and Vancouver BC.

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