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Victoria Cheese and Meat festival makes plans to give back to the community


Victoria’s one and only Cheese and Meat Festival has just announced its philanthropic plans for this year’s event.

Other than providing an opportunity for local businesses to connect with their clientele (and giving us, the consumers, a night of delicious revelry), the Festival organizers are partnering up with The Cool Aid Society to create a program that would not only benefit the vendors but also the community at large.

Their aim is to provide a hamper program by purchasing product directly from the Festivals vendors and donating it back on a monthly basis to the Cool Aid Society. These will be distributed through the Cool Aid Society to families and individuals in Victoria who need it the most.

Cheese and meat and drinks

The organizer’s charitable endeavours are just the cherry on top for what is already one of Victoria’s most enticing events.

Prepare yourself for a relaxing evening where you’ll be treated to a smorgasbord of cheese and charcuterie paired with wine, beer, cider, spirits, and accompaniments (pickles, spreads, bread, etc.).

New to this year’s edition of the Festival will be a panel of restaurateurs, chefs, and members of wholesale and grocery management.

“Whether we are marketing our vendors, or growing the average consumer’s knowledge of everything “charcuterie”, there is one common element: community,” says event director Dave Bain.

“We are all building the community that surrounds us. We are fortunate to be in a position to help this community to grow by aligning ourselves and creating direct partnerships with those whose amazing drive is built around helping others. This community is what the Cheese and Meat Festival is based on.”

Victoria Cheese and Meat Festival 2018

  • When: May 12th, 2018
  • Where: The Crystal Gardens (713 Douglas St, Victoria)
  • Events: Evening Tasting 7:00pm – 9:00pm | Afternoon Tasting 3:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Tickets: Starting at $55 (click here) 
  • RSVP on Facebook 
Brishti Basu
Former Senior Staff Writer and Content Manager at Victoria Buzz.

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