Only the best will do



The SA Cheese Festival innovates this year by popping up over two weekends at two different destinations, on the West Coast and in the Winelands: Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April at Groote Post outside Darling on the West Coast and Saturday 30 April, Sunday 1 May, and Monday 2 May at Sandringham outside Stellenbosch. Tickets cost R290 p.p. per day. The festival times are from 10:00 to 18:00 daily.

Doesn’t that look delicious?


Guests can expect the same unique experience of quality that the SA Cheese Festival has become famous for over two decades. Everyone knows Sandringham Estate as the home of the SA Cheese Festival, whilst Groote Post offers an exceptional opportunity to come and enjoy country hospitality on the amazing Pentz family’s historic 18th century farm.

Groote Post



The SA Cheese Festival offers a real value for money experience – in fact, your entrance ticket buys you a whole feast of pop-up experiences:


  • ‘Cheese it and enjoy it’: The heart of the SA Cheese Festival remains the unique experience of being able to taste and buy the largest variety of cheeses – old favourites as well as innovative new ones.
  • ‘WineFest, BeerFest, Gin’OClock’: Come and experience a curated collection of award-winning wines, craft beers and gin – after all, your entry fee includes an exclusive stemless SA Cheese Festival wine glass.
  • ‘Taste it first’: Many exhibitors use the SA Cheese Festival as a platform to introduce new products and test the market – discover it here before it even appears on store shelves!

Be the first to try new cheeses


  • ‘Standard Bank Travel & Taste’: Hosted by well-known celebrity chefs and wine connoisseurs, this is where cheese marries wine, beer, and every new trend! Come discover, listen, and taste at no extra cost. Every day at 13:00, chef Tiaan Langenegger will give a sneak peek of his brand new Tiaan Proe television programme together with Ladismith Cheese (joined by his actor friend Neels van Jaarsveld on 23 April and 1 May). Chef Isabella Niehaus, who won an award for her cookbook Duinhuis in Paris last year, brings along her famous smoked snoek cheesecake. Come and learn more about wine pairing with experts from the Chenin Blanc Association, Groote Post winemaker Lukas Wentzel, as well as everyone’s SA Cheese Festival favourite, the original celeb chef Jenny Morris
  • Chef Tiaan Langenegger



‘Make it a weekend celebration’: Sandringham is conveniently located next to the N1, Stellenbosch turn-off (exit 39), between Cape Town and Paarl. Groote Post is located between Darling and Yzerfontein. Contact or

  • ‘Be responsible’: A Covid-19 access policy of proof of vaccination, or a negative test result will apply.


Tickets are available at Webtickets ( and Pick n Pay. No tickets will be sold at the gates. Only a limited number of tickets are available.