The Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival

A ton of fun rolled into one afternoon!

Even if you choose not to chase the cheese, there are still plenty of things to do at the Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival.

Keep the kids smiling all day long! There’s no need to sign up for any of these activities – just show up and get ready for fun.

Event Location

Blackcomb Mountain Base 2, Whistler, BC

Need a ride? The Excalibur Gondola in the Whistler Village will be running for free starting at 11:30am to take people to the festival.

Blackcomb Mountain Base 2, Whistler, BC

Cheese Seminars

Always wondered what makes aged Cheddar so crumbly? Or why Swiss cheese has all those holes in it? Cheese expert David Beaudoin of Dairy Farmers of Canada will answer your questions and share his knowledge of cheeses made from 100% Canadian milk. Hosted at 12:25, 1:25, 2:25 and 3:25 pm.

Canadian Cheese makers

Meet these cheese makers from across the country and try a wide variety of Canadian cheeses made from 100% Canadian milk: Arla Foods, Bothwell, Cows Creamery, Fromagerie L’Ancêtre, Golden Ears Cheesecrafters, Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, Quality Cheese, Terroir Cheese, The Farm House Natural Cheeses, The Village Cheese, Tiras Dairy, and various other artisanal cheeses.

Restaurants

Ask your server how you can taste a sample of BC's Natural Pastures Boerenkaas, the star of Canadian Cheese Rolling, in the following restaurants:

  • Barefoot Bistro
  • BC Urban Grill
  • Blacks Pub and Restaurant
  • Brickworks Public House
  • Dups Burritos
  • Garibaldi Lift
  • Ingrids Village Café
  • Longhorn Saloon
  • Milestones
  • Tapley's Neighbourhood Pub
  • The Old Spaghetti Factory
  • Stonesedge

Win a Luxury Whistler Getaway for Two!

Enter the Fall for Canadian Cheese Contest, and you could win our grand prize, worth approximately $2,000.

  • Two-night stay for two at the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa, breakfast included
  • Five-course dining experience at the Bearfoot Bistro in Whistler including a wine pairing, champagne bottle sabering in the wine cellar and vodka tasting at the Belvedere ice room
  • One (1) $250 Gift Card, redeemable at any MarketPlace IGA®

For your chance to win, purchase any of these featured cheeses at a BC Marketplace IGA®: Natural Pastures Borenkaas Cheddar, Natural Pastures Courtenay Cheddar, Tre Stelle Feta, and any variety of Albert’s Leap Brie. You’ll receive an automatic entry form to fill out at the checkout. Get this week’s Marketplace IGA® flyer. Full contest details are available in-store and here.

Contest Dates: July 3rd through July 30th, 2015
Contest Draw Date: August 3rd

Crazy Costume Contest

  • Get dressed up in your craziest costume, and you’ll have a chance to win one of 3 Gift Cards ($250, $150 and $100) from Marketplace IGA®!

Family Activities

Here are just a few of the things you’ll be able to do at the Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival: taste and purchase a variety of cheeses made from 100% Canadian milk at our cheese market, meet cheese makers from across Canada, learn about Canadian cheeses in expert seminars, cheer for your favourite Cheese Rolling contestant, or let your kids participate in uphill races, a bean bag toss, face painting, balloons, photo cut-outs and more!

Cheese Rolling is fun all around – even if you’re not going round and round down a hill.

  • Uphill races

    Between the adult downhill races, kids can race up the cheese rolling hill for prizes and glory. Free event T-shirt for your little racers!

  • Cheese bowling

    A kids’ favourite from previous years returns: Rolling your cheese through a challenging obstacle course.

  • Cheesy Twister

    It’s like that game you love, but circles are replaced with wheels of cheese.

  • Face Painting

    Put a smile on every kid’s face.

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