Oregon Cheese Festival
Central Point, Ore.
This farmers’ market–style event highlights the best cheeses and specialty foods from Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Pay a visit to the iconic Rogue Creamery for the fest while supporting the Oregon Cheese Guild.
California Artisan Cheese Festival
Santa Rosa, Calif.
With a market, farm and creamery tours, educational seminars, and pairing demos, this festival gives back to the Golden State’s cheese industry; 10 percent of ticket sales support makers, land preservation, and training initiatives.
Boston Beer and Cheese Fest
Indulge in unlimited samples from 12 local creameries—along with sips from 25 breweries and cideries—at this bustling Boston fest.
Foire aux Fromages et aux Vins Coulommiers
Over the course of four days, 65,000 gastronomes head to this fete in the Brie region outside Paris to celebrate local terroir with exhibits, cabaret performances, pony rides—and plenty of cheese, natch.
Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival
Vendors from throughout the city sling quarter-sandwich samples at this jovial festival; splurge on a “Cheese Lover’s” ticket to double your number of food samples and score some free drinks.
Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day
This holiday, established five years ago by the nonprofit Oldways Cheese Coalition, pays homage to the tastes and traditions surrounding raw milk cheese. Here are five ways to celebrate.
South African Cheese Festival
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Now in its 18th year, South Africa’s biggest outdoor culinary event returns to the Sandringham Estate with competitions, live music, tastings, and cheese carving.
Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest
An annual event for the WNC Cheese Trail, this cheese festival supports small businesses, going local, and preserving farmland so dear to our country. Come by to meet the makers and the milkers, learn about cheese making and crafts related to the cheese industry, and sample and purchase local products.
The National Spanish Cheese Festival
Did you know that Trujillo, Spain, claims to host the world’s largest cheese fair? Head to the Plaza Mayor of the old town to taste 300 wedges and wheels from Spain and beyond—plus plenty of Iberico ham.
Artisan Cheese Fair
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
This go-to culinary fair returns with plenty of talks, tastings, and demonstrations on cheese, along with chutneys, wines, ales, cakes, ciders, and the Leicestershire town’s famous pork pies.
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Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival
Little Chute, Wis.
To kick off June (Wisconsin’s “Dairy Month”), Little Chute’s Doyle Park erupts into this three-day celebration featuring live music, cheese tasting, cheese carving, and a curd-eating contest.