Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival
Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
While cheese rolling has been around for centuries this year's event marks the 5th time Whistler has hosted the Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival.
What is Cheese Rolling?
Cheese Rolling is a simple activity all it requires is a steep hill, a wheel of cheese and willing participants. At this year's event two groups of women and men will stand atop a hill on Blackcomb Mountain. Armed with only helmets and a sack of courage they will race after an 11 pound wheel of cheese shortly after it is released down the hill. From here it is simply survival of the fittest as the fastest one down the hill to grab the cheese wins. Of course this activity sounds simple enough but the hilarity that ensues while watching grown men and women fall and stumble down the steep hill is enough to make any one cry with laughter. So if you are reading this and want to compete in what is sure to be one hell of a time simply show up to the event sign your waiver and away you go. If you're reading this and say to yourself this sounds hilarious but there's no way I'm putting my body on the line for a piece of cheese than hey why not just show up to the event and watch others while they painfully roll make their way down the hill in pursuit of cheese. Either way the event starts at 12PM so be there or be square.
What else is there to do at the event?
I'm glad you asked not only does the festival feature the cheese rolling event it also features a day of FREE fun activities for the whole family.
Throughout the day different children's activities will be taking place including uphill races, cheese bowling, face painting, balloon animals and much more.
The day will also feature a number of cheese seminars starting at 12:15PM and running every hour until the conclusion of the event. Reg Hendrickson of Dairy Farmers of Canada will be on hand to answer any of your cheese related questions and provide information on the cheesemaking process and what to look for when sampling cheese.
Canadian Cheesemakers Booths
While you're at the event make sure to check out the Canadian Cheesemakers booths who will have their own area within the event. This is your chance to meet with the people that make our cheese and sample the various cheeses they have on display. Expand your cheese horizons and find a new appreciation for cheeses you've never had. The Canadian Cheesemakers will be there all day so make sure to stop in and say hi.
The cheese rolling may be the big draw but the festival features a number or activities to keep you busy throughout the day. So if you're in town this weekend make sure to check out the Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival taking place at Base 2 on Blackcomb Mountain from 12PM to 4PM.
Check out the short video below about the Cheese Festival
Are you looking for a hotel for the Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival?
Adara Hotel is located in the heart of the Village. Adara is only minutes away from all the Canadian Cheese Rolling events. And our in-resort local staff are more than happy to provide you with all the "insider" info about the resort.
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