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The Best Cheese Events for Winter 2018


December Events

December 1

The Great Northeast Cheese Fest
Queens, N.Y.
More than 75 local and imported cheeses will be offered at this annual event in NYC. But that’s not all- top local chefs will also be creating cheese-centric dishes, fresh mozzarella will be made, and beer, wine, and cider will be paired with the artisan wedges and wheels. 

December 6 

Crucolo Day  
Concord, Mass. 
For the ninth year in a row, the Concord Cheese Shop will parade a 400-pound wheel of Italian Crucolo cheese through the center of town before cracking it open amidst fanfare, music, and dancing.

December 27 

National Fruitcake Day  
Think twice before you regift that fruitcake; instead, pair it with cheese.

December 31  

New Year’s Eve  
From ricotta beignets to mac and cheese dumplings, discover our top five favorite NYE party apps.


January Events

January 13

Cheesemonger Invitational 
San Francisco, Cal.  
The “Olympics of cheesemongering” returns. Witness the quirky competition live and gain a new appreciation for the wunderkinds behind cheese counters. cheesemongerinvitational.com

January 19  

Isthmus Beer and Cheese Fest  
Madison, Wis. 
In the dead of winter, Wisconsin throws its hottest cheese party. In addition to sampling the fest’s eponymous products, head here for pairing classes and music. 

January 20 

National Cheese Lover’s Day 
We’ve outlined six ways for you to celebrate.


February Events

February 14 

Valentine’s Day  
Want to impress your date? Peruse our guide to romantic cheese-and-vinyl pairings.

February 17 

National Café au Lait Day 
Spike your coffee cup with fresh cheese instead.

February 23 

Salon International de l’Agriculture  

Paris, France 
Offering endless opportunities to taste, learn, and mingle, France’s largest agriculture show is a giant tribute to the country’s farms and food. 

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