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Cheese Events Around the World — Summer 2017

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June 16–18
Food & Wine Classic in Aspen
This epic culinary extravaganza draws talent from across the country—celebrity chefs, wine experts, and American cheese authority Laura Werlin included.

June 17
Portland Beer & Cheese Fest
Nosh on wedges and wheels picked by curd pro Steve Jones to pair with local Oregon brews. 

July 4
Independence Day
Toast the USA with a refreshing salted lemon-limeade

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July 14
Macaroni and Cheese Day
Learn the history behind Kraft’s iconic dinner

July 14–16
Colby Cheese Days
Celebrate the town’s namesake cheese at this fair featuring parades, road races, live music, and, naturally, a curd-throwing competition. 

July 16
Vermont Cheesemakers Festival
The Green Mountain State has the most cheese-makers per capita—meet them on the shores of Lake Champlain. 

July 22
Finger Lakes Cheese Festival
Enjoy live music, sample a bevy of locally-produced cheeses and jams, and pair wine and beer with curds at this day-long event. 

July 26
International Cheese Awards Show Day
Absorb the sheer diversity of this contest’s entries—5,000 cheeses from 27 different countries—while nibbling free samples and watching live chef demonstrations on the event’s second day, open to the public.

Photo credit: Ryan Donnell

July 29
American Cheese Society Festival of Cheese
Sample more than 1,800 artisan wheels and wedges from around the country. This event is part of the ACS nationwide curds conference, so keep your eyes peeled for industry bigwigs.

National Goat Cheese Month
Be the star of summer cookouts with our recipe for Goat Cheese Whoopie Pies.

August 19
The Macaroni & Cheese Festival
Live music, gourmet riffs on mac and cheese, wine and beer tastings . . . what’s not to like?

Photo credits: The World in HDR/Shutterstock.com, Joshua Resnick/Shutterstock.com, Ryan Donnell

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