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The Best Cheese Events for Autumn 2018


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September Events

September 1

Vancouver Cheese and Meat Festival
Vancouver, Canada
This roving fest features unlimited samples, local and international vendors, and tasting seminars, and the motto is “all the cheese and meat your heart desires.” Need we say more? 

September 1–2

Mould: A Cheese Festival
Sydney, Australia
Tempted by the Tasmanian cheeses we’ve covered in this issue? Head to this Sydney gathering to sample wedges and wheels from Bruny Island Cheese Co. and Grandvewe Cheeses, plus a smattering of acclaimed mainland makers. 

September 14–16

Green County Cheese Days
Monroe, Wis.
Green County is Wisconsin’s veritable cheese mecca. Its massive biennial festival celebrates local curds and European heritage—think cow parades, copper-vat cheesemaking demos, and yodeling. 

September 15–16

SF Cheese Fest
San Francisco
The annual event’s “4×4” theme celebrates its fourth birthday and highlights the four types of milk used to craft California’s great cheeses. In addition to copious tastings, head here for seminars and panel discussions. 

September 28–30

Swiss Cheese Awards
Lucerne, Switzerland
The most epic Swiss cheese event happens every two years; in 2018, it hits Lucerne. Follow wafting raclette aromas to the streets of this medieval town wedged between a lake and snowcapped mountains to taste winning wheels and sip white wines.


October Events

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All Month

American Cheese Month
All month long, domestic wedges and wheels are saluted nationwide. Tweet us @culturecheese to let us know how you’re celebrating. 

October 6

The Wedge
Portland, Ore.
This market-style event organized by the Oregon Cheese Guild celebrates the state’s bounty of dairy, plus specialty foods, beer, wine, and cider. 

October 13

Philly Cheesesteak and Food Fest
Philadelphia
Regardless of whether a cheesesteak-eating competition is your scene, you’ll find plenty to love at this festival celebrating Philly foods—from a craft beer garden to live music and a kids’ carnival. 


November Events

Photo Credit: Markthalle Neun (Cheese Berlin)

November 2–4

Cheese Berlin
Berlin, Germany
This annual fest in Berlin’s Markthalle Neun is driven by a Slow Food ethos; it’s a great spot to sample artisanal and traditional wheels from throughout Europe.

November 11

Cheese Festa
Tokyo, Japan
Did you know that this will be Japan’s 27th year celebrating a national Cheese Day? Explore the country’s elusive cheese scene at this annual festival. 

November 22

Thanksgiving
Bake cheese into your apple pie and thank us later. You’ll want to try our favorite pie recipe.

Header photo credit: James Broadway 

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