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The Best Cheese Events to Attend this Summer

Last year’s Art of Cheese Festival – Photographed by Josie Krogh

Mark your calendar! You won’t want to miss these cheesy events this Summer. From the East to the West, we’ve compiled all the events happening around the country right here.

*Denotes a trade-only event


Pine Island Cheese Festival

May 31 – June 2 | Pine Island, Minnesota
The City of Pine Island and the Cheese Festival Committee hosts its 88th annual Cheese Festival celebrating all things cheese. This family-friendly event offers a variety of activities, including fireworks, a carnival, numerous food and craft vendors, and a 5K Ribbon Run. Enjoy cheese tastings at the Cheese & Wine Market and attend the Cheese, Wine & Beer Gala at SxSE Brewery.

The Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival

May 31–Jun. 2 | Little Chute, Wisconsin
The Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival is a three-day extravaganza with live music, food, beer, $1 amusement rides, kids entertainment, a walk/run, a big cheese parade, free cheese samples, and transforms into Cheesejam at night—all while having donated over $1.8 million back to the community over the last 36 years.

Cheese Capital Festival

June 7–8 | Plymouth, Wisconsin
The Cheese Capital Festival takes place in the cheese capital of the world! The two-day event features a parade, live music, a cheese eating contest, and a foam cheese wedge race. Enjoy cheese-centric food from vendors, free family fun with a bounce house, a farm-themed playground, and educational presentations on food science and cheese history.

Beer, Bacon, and Cheese Festival

June 8 | New Glarus, Wisconsin
New Glarus Beer, Bacon & Cheese, is on June 8, 2024 from 1-5 p.m Enjoy live music and unlimited sample size portions of beers, meats, and cheeses in beautiful downtown New Glarus.

Cheese Fest

June 8 | Suttons Bay, Michigan
Celebrate Michigan-Made Cheese at Cheese Fest 2024 on June 8 at Leelanau Cheese. The day features tons of cheesy activities, like a mozzarella making workshop, a cheese and chocolate pairing class, tours of Leelanau’s cheese caves, culminating in a “meet the cheesemaker” event.

Cheese Curd Festival

June 21–22 | Ellsworth, Wisconsin


American Cheese Society Annual Conference *

July 10–13 | Buffalo, New York
CHEESE CAMP! The American Cheese Society Annual Conference is an opportunity to bring the professional cheese community together and celebrate one another’s achievements. We’re already counting down the days until July!

Atlanta Ice Cream Festival

July 27 | Atlanta, Georgia
July is National Ice Cream month (for obvious reasons) and if you live in Atlanta, we’ve got the event for you. The Atlanta Ice Cream Festival is a FREE fun-filled day of America’s favorite dessert where attendees can satisfy their sweet tooth and learn about maintaining a well-balanced lifestyle.


The Macaroni and Cheese Festival

August 24 | Avila Beach, California
At the Macaroni and Cheese Festival you can taste the iconic, cheesy pasta dish prepared by over 25 talented chefs, restaurants and caterers on the Central Coast and beyond. Plus, listen to live music and sample beer, wine and spirits from local wineries, breweries and more.

The Macaroni and Cheese Festival

August 24 | Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Macaroni and Cheese Festival takes place in multiple locations. Catch them on August 24 when they hit Albuquerque, NM.

Did we miss something? Email to have your event added to the list!

Josie Krogh

Josie Krogh is culture's Digital Strategy Lead. She earned her master's degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics from The University of Georgia. Josie developed a love of food while working at farmstands in the D.C. area as a young adult, and discovered her love of cheese while living and working on a dairy farm on Martha's Vineyard. She is passionate about the food supply chain, fresh stone fruit, and dogs. Josie currently lives in Catskill, NY.

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