On Sunday 165 enthusiastic cheese loving  competitors spent the afternoon chasing a giant wheel of Canadian  cheese down Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler during Dairy Farmers of  Canada's Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival. The two Grand Champions each  went home with an 11-pound wheel of Canadian cheese and a Whistler  season's ski pass for two.

The male Grand Champion, Guy McLintock of Vancouver, British Columbia,  won the men's race in a time of nine seconds and the female Grand  Champion, Lorraine Phan of Richmond, British Columbia, won the women's  race in a time of 19 seconds. In addition to the men's and women's  races, 139 children participated in uphill races.

Canadian cheese rolling festival: A delicious and exhilarating event"This festival, which is now the most unique one held worldwide,  attracts families, contestants and spectators from across Canada and  all for the love of cheese. The number of people participating in the  races, attending the festival and sampling some of Canada's great  cheeses exceeded our expectations," said Solange Heiss, assistant  director, marketing and nutrition communications, Dairy Farmers of  Canada. "Dairy Farmers of Canada is proud to sponsor the Canadian  Cheese Rolling Festival for the fourth year and shine the spotlight on  the high quality cheese produced in this country from coast to coast."

In addition to the races, more than 12,500 spectators took in a host of  other fun activities including cheese Twister, free cheese seminars and  a Cheese Market full of delicious samples of Canadian cheese made from  100% Canadian milk.

Renowned Canadian and award-winning stand-up comic, improviser, actor  and writer from Western Canada, Roman Danylo, hosted the day's  festivities, which involved 11 race heats before the final Grand  Championship races.

For the fourth consecutive year, Canadian cheese maker Natural Pastures  produced the special 11-pound wheels of delicious Cracked Pepper  Verdelait cheese for the Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival.

Visit www.canadiancheeserolling.ca for race results from the Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival.