Edmonton foodies and cheese-lovers can rejoice because there's an entire festival devoted to mac and cheese coming to Edmonton this summer. Mac and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food. If you're like me, then you grew up eating Kraft Dinner and came to associate the carb-loaded cheesiness with love!
The Mac and Cheese Festival will bring top chef's cheesy visions into reality and you'll be able to try a huge variety at the largest-ever mac and cheese festival. No matter how you like it—peppery, with ketchup, crispy with breadcrumbs or creamy like butter, you'll find the mac and cheese of your dreams right here!
Food festivals are the best thing to do in the summer. You get to eat outdoors, enjoy the sun and you don't have to restrict yourself to just trying one dish. To get the most out of this Mac and Cheese festival, it helps to be open-minded to the cheesy possibilities. In addition to classic, creamy, gooey mac and cheese—the offerings are going to get a little out-of-the-box.
Celebrate your love of cheese at The Mac and Cheese Festival at Borden Park from Friday, July 5 to Sunday, July 7. Check out their website for more details on the festival as they come out, probably closer to the summer! Admission to the festival is free.
The Mac and Cheese Festival is going on tour across Canada to several cities this summer! Check out their tour dates here:
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All Albertans who are born in 1991 or before can start booking their vaccinations on Thursday, May 6, with the addition of those born from 2009 to 1992 coming up the following Monday.
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