Take the Wheel
Down Blackcomb Mountain in British Columbia they chased wheels of cheese during the Dairy Farmers of Canada’s Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival. Aaron Heinzen of Seattle, Washington and Janine Pharo of New Zealand finished the day as the Grand Champions, each taking home an 11-pound wheel of Canadian cheese and a Whistler season’s ski pass for two.
Heinzen won the men’s race in a time of eight seconds and Pharo won the women’s race in a time of 10 seconds. In total, 113 children participated in uphill cheese races. “This festival definitely attracts bold and adventurous Canadian cheese lovers.
The number of people participating in the races, attending the festival and sampling some of Canada’s great cheeses were beyond our wildest expectations,” said Solange Heiss, assistant director, marketing and nutrition communications, Dairy Farmers of Canada.
In addition to the races, more than 10,000 spectators took in a host of other fun activities including cheese Twister, cheese bowling, cheese seminars and a Farmers Market full of delicious samples of Canadian cheese made from 100% Canadian milk.
Sounds like good fun was had by all. Did you happen to attend the event? Let me know if you discovered a new favourite cheese!
Watch the action here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKUbzqz5Hl4