Swiss Cheese Awards
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.
This market-style event organized by the Oregon Cheese Guild celebrates the state’s bounty of dairy, plus specialty foods, beer, wine, and cider.
Philly Cheesesteak and Food Fest
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.
Counter Culture Dallas
Industry folks, this one’s for you. If you’re not familiar with Counter Culture, that’s our education side: A few times per year, we host free industry-only seminars to bring learning, tasting, and community building to mongers and makers around the country (click here to register). Dallas will be the last event for 2018, so we hope to see you there!
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.
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.
Bake cheese into your apple pie and thank us later. You’ll want to try our favorite pie recipe.
Header photo credit: James Broadway
Vancouver Cheese and Meat Festival
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?
Mould: A Cheese Festival
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.
Green County Cheese Days
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.
SF Cheese Fest
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.