Hope Estate to host Hunter Valley Cheese and Chocolate Festival on July 14

FOODIE'S DELIGHT: Hope Estate owners Karen and Michael Hope are getting ready for the inaugural Hunter Valley Cheese and Chocolate Festival. Picture: Jonathan Carroll
FOODIE'S DELIGHT: Hope Estate owners Karen and Michael Hope are getting ready for the inaugural Hunter Valley Cheese and Chocolate Festival. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

THE Hunter Valley Chocolate and Cheese Festival will make its debut at Pokolbin on Saturday.

The festival will showcase the talents of many local and national cheesemakers, bakers, and chocolatiers, along with great food, fine wine and craft beer from the Hunter Valley. 

The event features demonstrations by culinary experts including Georgia Barnes (runner-up Masterchef 2015), Peter Carpenter (Hunter Valley Chocolate Company), Greg Burge (Callebaut Australia), Jason Chesworth (Hunter Belle Dairy Co), Lyndall Dykes (The Cheesemaking Workshop and Deli) and InterContinental Sydney’s head pastry chef Simon Veauvy, plus competitions and masterclasses.

There will also be music to entertain everyone.

The festival starts at 10am and continues until 5pm.

Tickets are available through hopeestate.com.au