Olive Oil & Artisan Food Festival on Waiheke Island

View on Waiheke Island, New Zealand

If you will be on the New Zealand’s North Island near the end of November, take a ferry from Auckland

to Waiheke Island to attend the Waiheke Olive & Artisan Food Festival. Buses are available from the ferry to the festival. The festival is November 24 and 25, 2012 at the Rangihoua Estate.

The event celebrates Waiheke’s Extra Virgin Olive Oils and will have more than 10 artisan food producers offering free tastings. Tickets are $15 and children under 12 are free.

Numerous wineries and vineyards are on Waiheke Island. Some have cellar doors (tasting rooms.) Before visiting picturesque Waiheke Island browse the Waiheke Island website. Perhaps your one day at the olive festival will turn into spending two or three days more days on Waiheke Island.


8th Annual Seattle Cheese Festival in May

The 8th Annual Seattle Cheese Festival will be May 19 and 20 at Pike Place Market. The schedule of events on both days includes education seminars, cooking demonstrations, fresh mozzarella making demonstrations, and wine tasting. Seattle chefs will present the cooking demonstrations.

Tickets for the Annual Seattle Cheese Festival may be purchased online. Tickets will not be mailed but participants can just take proper identification including personal ID and/or Paypal receipt.

When planning your visit to Seattle’s 8th Annual Cheese Festival, take time to visit Woodinville, WA about a half hour from Seattle where numerous wineries/tasting rooms are located including Chateau Ste. Michelle and Columbia Winery as well as numerous boutique wineries.

Cheers! Kathy