03/23/2019 - 9:00am to 03/24/2019 - 4:00pmGet Directions
California’s premier cheese event, the California Artisan Cheese Festival, is pleased to announce its 2019 Festival dates: March 23-24, 2019 The festival hosts events at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, locations in Santa Rosa and at various farm and cheese producers in Sonoma and Marin Counties. The beloved festival, which attracts more than 2,500 guests, brings together artisan cheesemakers, vendors, authors, chefs, brewers, winemakers and turophiles for two days of cheese tasting, education and celebration. Throughout the weekend, cheese enthusiasts experience new, limited-production, and rare artisan cheeses, and learn about the art of making cheese — all while supporting California farmers and cheesemakers. This two-day public event includes cheese tastings, pairings, seminars and demonstrations, farm and producer tours, and a culinary competition.
“The California Artisan Cheese Festival has become one of the most anticipated annual events for cheese lovers and foodies in the country. Nowhere else can you taste and learn about the vast array of California cheese, in all its forms, from the makers themselves,” said Judy Groverman Walker, executive director of the Festival. “We’re looking forward to welcoming back award-winning cheeses, vintners, brewmasters, distillers, cheese experts, chefs and more to two days of education, celebration, tasting and shopping.”