You might have heard of the unusual cheese rolling tradition that’s been going on for hundreds of years in Brockworth, Gloucester. Well, we have our very own Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival, too, and it’s coming up (or should I say, rolling down) in Whistler this weekend. Instead of chasing a 9-lb double Gloucester like the one used in England, Canadian Cheese Rolling participants will be chasing a hefty 11-lb Courtenay Cheddar made by Natural Pastures.
What: 7th Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival with lots of fun activities for the whole family:
Cheese rolling races for ages 19+ (7 men’s and 4 women’s events, plus finals)
Uphill races by age (for kids)
Free cheese seminars
Cheese Market with lots of Canadian cheese samples made from 10% Canadian milk
When: Saturday, August 16th 12nn to 4pm (Registration for the cheese rolling is at 11:00am)
Where: Whistler, BC