Terra Madre Day
Slow Food’s birthday is celebrated worldwide—join in by attending a local event, hosting a communal meal, or visiting producers. Share the fun on social media using the hashtags #lovetheearth and #defendthefuture. slowfood.it/terra-madre-day
New Year’s Day
Resolving to adopt a new exercise routine? Discover how cheese boosts athletic performance at culturecheesemag.com/running.
National Milk Day
Celebrate with our favorite boozy milk punch. Find the recipe at culturecheesemag.com/milk-punch.
National Cheese Lover’s Day
Ever wonder why so many days in the annual calendar are devoted to wedges and wheels? Melt for more cheesy holidays at culturecheesemag.com/cheese-holidays
Isthmus Beer and Cheese Fest, Madison, Wis.
Dozens of vendors and hundreds of guests emerge from midwinter hibernation to sample cheeses and libations, take classes, and dance at a silent disco at this Midwest bash. isthmusbeercheese.com
CheesemongerInvitational, San Francisco
The nation’s best mongers go head-to-head in a competition showcasing myriad skills, from pristine wrapping to imaginative pairing. cheesemongerinvitational.com
La Fête des Fromages d’Ici, Montreal, Canada
Certain Canadian cheeses are elusive stateside; travel to this annual Quebecois festival to snag your next poutine’s missing puzzle piece. montrealenlumiere.com
February 24–March 4
Salon de l’Agriculture, Paris, France
One of the world’s largest agricultural shows, this Parisian event is a bucket-list stop for food lovers and heritage-breed enthusiasts. Be sure to snap a selfie with Fine, a petite Bretonne Pie Noir, this year’s mascot dairy cow. salon-agriculture.com