Wisconsin Cheese Festival in November

The Wisconsin Cheese Festival takes place November 9 – 10, 2012. This amazing event provides great opportunities to learn about cheese. This two-day event includes tours, tastings, seminars and dinner featuring cheese.

On Friday night the Cheesemaker Gala offers numerous tastings of specialty cheeses as well as a dozen artisan foods including crackers, preserves and chocolate. Register soon as not many tickets are left.

On Friday, three small group tours are offered. These tours include transportation, lunch and cheese tastings.

  • Tour A: Driftless Cheeses of Wisconsin (Sold Out)
  • Tour B: Green County Cheese & Beer Experience
  • Tour C: Wisconsin Farmstead Dairy Backstage Press

On Saturday a variety of seminars are offered so that people can learn about cheese making and cheese pairings. In the morning the keynote, “Wisconsin Cheese – Past, Present and Future” is presented by Ari Weinzweig from Zingermans. The keynote is followed by lunch and then attendees can choose two of the four seminars to attend.

More information and tickets are available on the Wisconsin Cheese Festival website.

Cheers! Kathy

8th Annual Seattle Cheese Festival in May

The 8th Annual Seattle Cheese Festival will be May 19 and 20 at Pike Place Market. The schedule of events on both days includes education seminars, cooking demonstrations, fresh mozzarella making demonstrations, and wine tasting. Seattle chefs will present the cooking demonstrations.

Tickets for the Annual Seattle Cheese Festival may be purchased online. Tickets will not be mailed but participants can just take proper identification including personal ID and/or Paypal receipt.

When planning your visit to Seattle’s 8th Annual Cheese Festival, take time to visit Woodinville, WA about a half hour from Seattle where numerous wineries/tasting rooms are located including Chateau Ste. Michelle and Columbia Winery as well as numerous boutique wineries.

Cheers! Kathy