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All the Cheese Events You Need to Know About for Summer 2018

From National Cheese Day to the yearly cheese-industry conference, there’s a lot happening in the cheese world this summer! Scroll down to check out the festivals and holidays that we’re most excited for.

June Cheese Events

June 1, Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival

Kick off National Dairy Month in milk’s heartland. Compete in the cheese-cooking or curd-eating contests, then party with live music and family fun. Through June 3, littlechutewi.org

June 4, National Cheese Day

As if we need an excuse to indulge! Tweet us @culturecheese (or tag us on Instagram) and show us which wedge you’re noshing on.

June 7, Canadian Cheese Awards Night Market

The Canadian Cheese Awards culminate in its first-ever Cheese Night Market, where you can taste your way through Canada’s artisan curd scene, plus booze, music, and seminars. cheeseawards.ca

Photo courtesy of Cheese Curd Festival

June 22, Cheese Curd Festival

Brace yourself for treats aplenty: craft brews, a car and tractor show, and an estimated 2,300 pounds of curds. Through June 23, cheesecurdfestival.com

July Cheese Events

July 14, Little Falls Cheese Festival

In the 1800s, Little Falls boomed with cheese manufacturing; this annual festival salutes the town’s roots and celebrates New York’s many modern makers. littlefallscheesefestival.com

Photo courtesy of MISA ME Photography

July 28, American Cheese Society Festival of Cheese

This annual cheese-industry conference finishes with a curd-loaded celebration that’s open to the public. With free samples of all the cheeses from the competition, it can’t be beat.cheesesociety.org

July 28, Finger Lakes Cheese Festival

Join the Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance for their annual festival full of local cheese, honey, and produce. With hay rides and games, the whole family can enjoy. flxcheese.com

August Cheese Events

Photo courtesy of Vermont Cheesemakers Festival

August 3, Vermont Cheesemakers Festival

Love Vermont cheese, maple syrup, and cider as much as we do? This festival brings together the state’s many artisans—as it has done for an entire decade. vtcheesefest.com

August 14, The Science of Artisan Cheese

Perfect for curd nerds, this two-day gathering of cheesemakers, scientists, and industry folks dives into the technical side of artisan cheese. Through August 15, scienceofartisancheese.com

August 25, Macaroni and Cheese Festival

With dozens of participating restaurants, expect mountains of mac at this roving festival, then wash it all down with local suds. themacandcheesefest.com

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2 thoughts on “All the Cheese Events You Need to Know About for Summer 2018”

  1. Teri Chace says:

    Hi, this is Teri from the Little Falls Cheese Festival…happening this coming weekend:

    We wonder whatever happened to the article you were going to do on us? Contact was Jen Quinn.

    1. Erika Kubick says:

      Hi Teri!

      We’re so sorry about that. Can you email us at web@culturecheesemag.com?

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