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Cheese Events Around the World—Winter 2017-18

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December 10

Terra Madre Day  

Slow Food’s birthday is celebrated worldwide—join in by attending a local event, hosting a communal meal, or visiting producers. Share the fun on social media using the hashtags #lovetheearth and #defendthefuture. 

January 1

New Year’s Day  

Resolving to adopt a new exercise routine? Discover how cheese boosts athletic performance at

January 11

National Milk Day  

Celebrate with our favorite boozy milk punch. Find the recipe at  

January 20

National Cheese Lover’s Day  

Ever wonder why so many days in the annual calendar are devoted to wedges and wheels? Melt for more cheesy holidays at  

judges at USCCC US championship cheese contest

Photo Credit: Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association

January 20

Isthmus Beer and Cheese Fest, Madison, Wis.  

Dozens of vendors and hundreds of guests emerge from midwinter hibernation to sample cheeses and libations, take classes, and dance at a silent disco at this Midwest bash. 

January 21

CheesemongerInvitational, San Francisco

The nation’s best mongers go head-to-head in a competition showcasing myriad skills, from pristine wrapping to imaginative pairing. 

February 22–24

La Fête des Fromages d’Ici, Montreal, Canada

Certain Canadian cheeses are elusive stateside; travel to this annual Quebecois festival to snag your next poutine’s missing puzzle piece. 

February 24–March 4

Salon de l’Agriculture, Paris, France

One of the world’s largest agricultural shows, this Parisian event is a bucket-list stop for food lovers and heritage-breed enthusiasts. Be sure to snap a selfie with Fine, a petite Bretonne Pie Noir, this year’s mascot dairy cow. 

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