22 Aug 2016: FermentFest is coming

October, known around the world for a celebration of beer is also NZ Cheese Month. Home to several award winning cheese makers and of late several exciting craft brewers means the mighty Waikato is primed for a celebration of these to industries.

At the forefront of promoting local food producers and hospitality industries, Waikato Food Inc have brought the local brewers and cheese makers together for this inaugural event to be held at SkyCity Hamilton on Saturday the 1st October. Chairperson Vicki Ravlich-Horan says this free event “is just the start! We hope it will grow to be an annual fixture on the calendar and grow each year.”

Cheese maker Sue Arthur from Over the Moon Dairy says “we are really excited to be working together with the Waikato artisan beer industry because cheese is good with all kinds of drinks, not just wine!”

It is hoped people will come and taste and talk to the local artisan cheese makers and brewers learning something about the two crafts while also gaining an appreciation of what talent we have here in the Waikato.

“This event” Vicki says “couldn’t have happened without the generous support of SkyCity who have provided not only the venue but taken care of the ever increasing licensing headache such events entail.”

For more details or info on those involved, interviews etc please contact waikatofoodinc@gmail.com


2016 Ferment Fest
Saturday October 1st, 11am – 5pm
SkyCity Atrium, Hamilton
Entry – FREE