Festival for cheese lovers
Mejeriforeningen and Ost & Ko invite all cheese enthusiasts to taste the best cheese this small kingdom offers from the 18th-26th of September. Attend the biggest cheese party in the country for free with Cheese Copenhagen, taste the winner of the Gourmet Price, and take a bite from the Cheese Bike as it runs through Denmark.
After a reduced, mainly digital, celebration of the cheese last year due to covid-restrictions, the danish cheese landscape has opened up once again, as the famous Cheese Festival 2021 (Ostefestival) happens from the 18th to the 26th of September.
“It brings me unspeakable happiness to be able to bring back our events and once again share the many possibilities of the cheese in Danish food culture. Cheese does, after all, taste better when we enjoy it together. For the second year in a row, it’s also a great pleasure to be able to serve from our cheese activities across the entire country, and meet cheese lovers, the local cheese manufacturers, and cheese stores in their playing fields”, says Lars Witt Jensen, senior marketing manager of Mejeriforeningen.
Mejeriforeningen and Ost & Ko have allied with a long string of the best cheeseries and cheese stores so that you can look forward to bigger and smaller cheese experiences spread throughout the country. Gain knowledge on, and get to taste, some of the best cheese this country has to offer. In addition, you can attend exciting cheese tasting events at your local cheese salesman and meet Ost & Ko’s cheese bike that tours the country with ten exciting events at chosen locations throughout Denmark.
CHEESE COPENHAGEN 2021:
DENMARKS BIGGEST CHEESE PARTY, SATURDAY THE 25TH OF SEPTEMBER
During Ostefestival 2021, you should treat yourself to a visit to TorvehallerneKBH, where Cheese Copenhagen 2021 takes place. You will be able to taste lots of danish cheeses, as Denmark’s biggest cheese party, like in earlier years, allows you to taste samples of carefully selected cheeses from all corners of danish cheese production. So follow along, as the prestigious Gourmetprice 2021 will be chosen, and the best Danish dairy products will be rewarded – and you will, of course, be allowed to taste along. Participating is free, but it requires signing up through Madbillet.dk to enter. Tickets are active for one hour at a time.
There is extensive (danish) information on the Cheese Copenhagen 2021 right here.
The Gourmet Price 2021:
AWARDING THE BEST DANISH DAIRY PRODUCTS, Saturday the 25th of September
A professional judge panel will chew and taste their way through an endless escapade of tasty cheese and other dairy products to proclaim the best dairy of Denmark on Saturday the 25th. Of September. Follow as the final judgment and taste along here too. Visit the stage in TorvehallerneKBH, and get a unique insight into the best in Danish dairy.
Read the more extensive information on the Gourmetpris 2021 here.
The Cheese Bike tours Denmark
From the 18th-26th of September, you can meet Ost & Ko’s Cheese Cycle, which tours through Denmark in 10 exciting events – from Hjørring, Aalborg, and Aarhus, to Middelfart, Odense and Copenhagen.
The tour starts on the 18th. Of September in TorvehallerneKBH and goes through 8 stops throughout the Danish dairy landscapes before it returns to Copenhagen, where it has its final finish during Cheese Copenhagen 2021 in Torvehallerne. The Cheese Bike program can be found here
Facts on Ost & Ko
Ost & ko is the cheese culture campaign of Mejeriforeningen, which aims to enlighten, teach, and inspire the Danes in danish cheeses, cheese culture, and dairy entrepreneurship.