Experience the Cheese Chasing Mania!

Join us August 20th in Whistler Blackcomb for the 2016 Great Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival. Celebrate the cheese chase with loads of FREE family fun – from games and races to cheese tasting and seminars. It’s an event you won’t want to miss!

What’s Cheese Rolling, You Ask?

It’s when a flock of Canadians chases an 11-pound wheel of cheese – slipping, tripping, and tumbling towards the finish line. The first one across gets the cheese + 2 ski season passes to Whistler Blackcomb. You can race valiantly or simply take in the action, but one way or another get ready for an incredible day!

Wear Your Cheesiest Costume

Don a big smile with your silliest costume and you could win one of 3 fantastic prizes including gift cards from local restaurants, gift baskets from sponsors, and more! Costume contest host and Just for Laughs comedian Ivan Decker will reward the best individual, team, and child costumes. Don’t be afraid to get creative!

Get a Taste of Canadian Cheese

Explore the wonderful variety of cheeses Canada has to offer at the Canadian Cheese Market, discover pairing tips and tricks at a cheese seminar with expert David Beaudoin, and try fabulous new recipes featuring Canadian cheese at a cooking class with Chef Ned Bell.

Take the Whole Family Out

Don’t miss out on wacky family fun including Uphill Cheese Wheel Dodgeball, Pin the Tail on the Cow, face painting, and lots more. And when it’s time to wind down, stay cool by visiting our Smoothie Bar sponsored by IGA.

Attend the Après Cheese Party

When all the races are over and the 2016 Cheese Champions have been crowned, head on over to Black’s Pub & Restaurant for the Après Cheese Party.


Treat yourself to a special selection of dishes featuring mouth-watering Canadian cheeses while you enjoy the spectacular view. And if you’re one of many lucky attendees, you may go home with some amazing prizes and giveaways!

Event Details

Saturday, August 20th, 2016 – 11am – 4pm 

Whistler Blackcomb, BC (view map


To race with other grown-ups, teens, or kids, you can register for FREE starting at 11:00 am at the festival entrance (where you exit the Excalibur Gondola). Come early as it’s first-come, first-served. (Protective gear will be provided.)

Press & Media

For media inquiries, please contact Sandra Da Silva, Assistant Director, Marketing & Nutrition Communications at Dairy Farmers of Canada.
Phone: 905-817-2001, Cell: 647 633-3741.

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