Cheese lovers spoilt for choice at C.Town festival

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Exhibitors at the 17th South African Cheese Festival this weekend, say greater emphasis is being placed on promoting water-wise crops as an alternative during the drought in the province.

The three-day festival ends on Sunday.

Annually, thousands of visitors consume 30 tons of locally-made cheeses at the event, which is sponsored by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture and Wesgro.

Water-wise alternative crops such as berries, pomegranates, figs and honey bush tea are some of the products on display.

“About four years ago, we formed this partnership with the Department of agriculture in the Western Cape to start alternative crops and we’ve called it the Cape-Made and that’s your persimmons, your sour figs, your pomegranates. Four years ago, we didn’t focus on the water-wise as much as it is now. For us it’s really good to have the alternative crops here,” says Operations Manager at Agri-Expo, Breyton Milford.

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