13th Annual California Artisan Cheese Festival


The popular weekend festival, taking place March 23-24, attracts more than 2,500 guests, and brings together the top California cheesemakers, artisan producers, authors, chefs, brewers, winemakers and turophiles for two
days of cheese tasting, education and celebration.

From CA Artisan Cheese Festival

At the festival you can taste the cheese of Bellwether Farms, Cowgirl Creamery, Cypress Grove, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese, Clover Sonoma, Nicasio Valley, Laura Chenel, Marin French Cheese, Tomales Farmstead Creamery, Central Coast Creamery, Sierra Nevada and many more.

“The Artisan Cheese Tasting and Marketplace is a truly unique opportunity for attendees to taste, sip, savor and purchase delectable cheeses, and products that complement cheese, all in one place,” said Judy Groverman Walker, executive director of the California Artisan Cheese Festival.

“With over 100 total vendors at this year’s Marketplace, we are delighted that this year’s festival brings 25 new purveyors to the Marketplace, making it our biggest event ever.

Attendees can not only taste an incredible array of delicious offerings at the event, but also buy cheese and artisan products and store them in a complimentary, insulated tote for the ride home. It’s definitely a not-to-be-missed event for all cheese lovers.”

From CA Artisan Cheese Festival

For more information about the festival visit the California Artisan Cheese Festival website. For tickets, you can purchase them in advance.

*All information courtesy of California Artisan Cheese Festival

Retrospective 2018 Part 2: San Francisco Cheese Festival

What happened last fall, will happen again! Each year at the San Francisco Cheese Festival cheesemakers and cheese eaters gather to support the California Artisan Cheese Guild, a nonprofit for the California artisan cheese making community.

There’s music, dancing, wine and chatter. Both new and iconic cheeses are unveiled and tasted. It’s tasty, hip and fun. Below are a few photos of the cheesemakers (and cheese eaters!) who attend.

It’s good vibes all night. Can’t wait until next year!

Anje – San Francisco Resident

Cheese Eaters at the SF Cheese Fest
Cheese Eaters at the SF Cheese Fest
Nicasio Valley Cheese
Folly Cheese Co
Cowgirl Creamery
Tomales Farmstead
Achadinha Cheese Co
WM Cofield Cheesemakers
Orland Farmstead
Central Coast Creamery
Rumiano Cheese
Stuyt Dairy Farmstead Cheese

If you haven’t attended before, you’ll have another chance this fall. Get your name on an email list HERE.