Celebrate Easter Saturday on March 31 at the Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Festival.
Celebrate Easter Saturday on March 31 at the Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Festival.

Cheesy Easter on the menu at festival

IT'S shaping up to be another cheesy Easter with the 10th annual Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Festival.

Held on Easter Saturday, March 31, festival coordinator Graeme White said the event will be "bigger and better" with new additions to the program, as well as much-loved traditional activities.

"It's been getting bigger each year," Mr White said.

"We have chef Peter Wolfe. He uses a lot of native food flavours in his cuisine. He'll be teaching people how to use bush food in their every day food.

"We've got six wineries and also a cider producer as well, they're from Blackall, the Sunshine Coast. They're local.

"We didn't know whether it would be classed as beer or not, but it's classed as wine. So we're allowed to have the cider tastings.

"This year we'll have (alcohol) bottle sales, we can have glass sales as well too, with a cheese platter to go with a glass of alcohol.

"We'll have a lot of kids' activities like previous years, the camel rides again, the cheese rolling contest.

"And an animal zoo as well too. Lots of activities for the kids, and lots of food to keep the adults going for the day."

Children can enjoy camel rides, a petting zoo, a 'cheester egg' hunt, the classic cheese rolling contest, and bring along a decorated hat for the Easter hat parade at 11am.

There will also be live music, cooking demonstrations, and plenty of cheese, wine and food samples and displays.

Mr White said the new owners of Kenilworth Dairies were eager to see the festival continue its success.

"They're really supportive, very keen to continue on the tradition of the Cheese Wine and Food Festival," Mr White said.

The festival has also employed a company to direct traffic and parking.

Entry is free from 7am to 4pm, at pin 9 Elizabeth St, Kenilworth.