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The Best Cheese Events for Spring 2019

Cheese Events Spring 2019

March Events

March 16 

Oregon Cheese Festival 
Central Point, Ore.  

This farmers’ marketstyle event highlights the best cheeses and specialty foods from Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Pay a visit to the iconic Rogue Creamery for the fest while supporting the Oregon Cheese Guild.

March 23-24

California Artisan Cheese Festival 
Santa Rosa, Calif. 

With a market, farm and creamery tours, educational seminars, and pairing demos, this festival gives back to the Golden State’s cheese industry; 10 percent of ticket sales support makers, land preservation, and training initiatives.

Cheese Events Spring 2019

March 29 

Boston Beer and Cheese Fest 
Boston, Mass.

Indulge in unlimited samples from 12 local creameriesalong with sips from 25 breweries and cideriesat this bustling Boston fest.

April Events

April 12 

Foire aux Fromages et aux Vins Coulommiers 
Coulommiers, France 

Over the course of four days, 65,000 gastronomes head to this fete in the Brie region outside Paris to celebrate local terroir with exhibits, cabaret performances, pony rides—and plenty of cheese, natch 

April 13 

Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival  
Atlanta, Georgia

Vendors from throughout the city sling quarter-sandwich samples at this jovial festival; splurge on a “Cheese Lover’s” ticket to double your number of food samples and score some free drinks. 

April 20 

Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day 

This holiday, established five years ago by the nonprofit Oldways Cheese Coalition, pays homage to the tastes and traditions surrounding raw milk cheese. Here are five ways to celebrate.  

Cheese Events Spring 2019

April 26 

South African Cheese Festival 
Stellenbosch, South Africa 

Now in its 18th year, South Africa’s biggest outdoor culinary event returns to the Sandringham Estate with competitions, live music, tastings, and cheese carving. 

April 28  

Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest
Asheville, N.C.

An annual event for the WNC Cheese Trail, this cheese festival supports small businesses, going local, and preserving farmland so dear to our country. Come by to meet the makers and the milkers, learn about cheese making and crafts related to the cheese industry, and sample and purchase local products.

The National Spanish Cheese Festival  
Trujillo, Spain 

Did you know that Trujillo, Spain, claims to host the world’s largest cheese fair? Head to the Plaza Mayor of the old town to taste 300 wedges and wheels from Spain and beyond—plus plenty of Iberico ham. 

 May Events

May 4 

Artisan Cheese Fair  
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom 

This go-to culinary fair returns with plenty of talks, tastings, and demonstrations on cheesealong with chutneys, wines, ales, cakes, ciders, and the Leicestershire town’s famous pork pies. 

May 12 

Mother’s Day 

Nothing says “I love you” like cheese. Peruse our top 11 cheesy Mother’s Day breakfast recipes. 

May 31 

Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival 
Little Chute, Wis. 

To kick off June (Wisconsin’s “Dairy Month”), Little Chute’s Doyle Park erupts into this three-day celebration featuring live music, cheese tasting, cheese carving, and a curd-eating contest.

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