Cheese and Wine tasting at Fairview

Fairview wine estate is located in the Paarl wine region of the Western Cape.  I recently had the opportunity to do a bit of barrel tasting during a wine festival in Autumn.  Fairview also specializes in cheese, especially goat’s cheese which are delicious.  If you’re traveling on the Cape Wine Route, this is one wine estate you just have to visit!

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Comfort food at a Slow Market: Belgian flavours

Slow food markets has become a huge trend over the last few years in South Africa.  Exploring different artisan foods is a brilliant way for me to spend some of my weekends.  The food quality and locations of the markets are excellent.  Some are held in the city center of Cape Town while others lurks on the outskirts at small bay towns or deep in the wine country on some of the most pristine wine estates.  You can taste flavors from all over the world.  I usually enjoy Asian with freshly made dim sum and soft pork buns.  The other day I had a toasted haloumni wrap of sorts made Cretan style.  Lately I have noticed a pattern though.  I always seem to track down the same BELCROQ stall and end up with a delicious cheesy Belgian croquet on my plate…The last time this happened, at the Blaauwklippen family market on the Blaauwklippen wine estate in Stellenbosch, I made a few notes.

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