I personally never need an excuse to go to Franschoek. With some of the country's best restaurants, killer hotels and winefarms everywhere you look it's not too kak. As one of the most beautiful little towns you're ever likely to visit, it makes sense that they host plenty of food festivals. One of these happens to be this weekend.
The South African Cheese Festival runs from the 24th to the 27th and has all the makings of a quality weekend away. Set on Bien Donne wine farm there are loads of exhibitors, cooking lessons, wine pairings etc. with huge industry names like George Jardine and Peter Goffe-Wood pushing the envelope with their flavour combinations.
Unfortunately I can't make the trip this year but I can't think of a better way to spend the long-weekend. Cheese? Check. Wine? Check. That'll do...
For more info check out http://www.cheesefestival.co.za/