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legendary miki ciman’s ‘say cheese! artisan cheese fair’ | 24+25 September 2016

legendary miki ciman’s ‘say cheese! artisan cheese fair’ | 24+25 September 2016

miki with a parmesan wheel

miki with a parmesan wheel


One of favourite foodie friends is Miki Ciman, the owner of La Botegga Deli at the Italian Club. This wonderful Italian lady is always busy with bottling artichokes, making tomato pasta sauce or making gnocchi and now she is also the brainchild behind the Say Cheese! Artisan Cheese Fair that is taking place on 24 and 25 September 2016 at the Italian Club, Milnerton. Yeah! I am just so excited, we need this in Cape Town.

Miki has been making cheese for more than 40 years and is best known for her family restaurant, La Masseria:“The Fair promises to be a much-anticipated, cheese-lover’s paradise and will allow guests to appreciate every step of the farm-to-table process of cheese making, while highlighting the extraordinary local talent we have in this field. Cheese makers are creative, passionate and committed and need the opportunity to show off the fruits of their labour. We want to assist them in an affordable way.”

lovely Miki in front of her deli at the italian club - the say cheese! artisan fair will take place at the italian club

lovely Miki in front of her deli at the italian club – the say cheese! artisan fair will take place at the italian club

This premier cheese event will bring together artisan cheesemakers, cheese lovers, bakers, brewers and visitors for a weekend of cheese tasting and appreciation. Be it gorgonzola, pecorino, fontina, mozzarella, provolone, brie, chèvre, blue or cheddar, one thing’s certain: the Say Cheese! will celebrate all things cheese.

Tickets will be available at the door at a cost of: Adults R80 Scholars (11-18) R30 Kids under 10 free
For further information: Email kiki at saycheesefair@gmail.com or phone Elize Nel on 072 795 4214.

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