California Artisan Cheese Festival

What: Beer & Food

When: Friday - March 23, 2018 @ 08:30AM to Sunday - March 25, 2018 @ 04:00PM

Where: Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, California
Beer lovers know that beer and artisan cheese are a match made in heaven! Indulge in beer and cheese pairings, beer education, beer tastings and much more! The 12th Annual California Artisan Cheese Festival is three days of cheese bliss!

Artisan Tours begin the Festival on Friday, March 23 from 8:30am-3:30pm featuring stops at producers like Lagunitas Brewing Company for a beer and cheese tasting.

Friday, March 23 from 6pm to 9pm is The Best Bite - a walk around tasting featuring 20 cheesemakers, 20 chefs, and 20 cheesemongers, as well as beer, wine, and cider - breweries include Bear Republic Brewing Company, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Moylan's Brewing Company, North Coast Brewing Co., Seismic Brewing Company, and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

On Saturday, March 24, expand your knowledge of cheese with our Educational Seminars. There are 8 different Seminars offered from 9:30am to 4:00pm. Learn everything about artisan cheese, including an exploration of Hoppy and Sour Beers paired with artisan cheese, led by Rich Higgins, Master Cicerone and Brewmaster.

Saturday night is filled with a fun cocktail happy hour, called Cheese & Cocktails from 5pm to 7pm - a great way for beer lovers to expand their palates by sampling spirits and artisan cheese.

Sunday, March 25 starts the day with a cheese filled Bubbles Brunch and chef demo from 9:30am to 11:00am, and leads into the epic Artisan Cheese Tasting and Marketplace from noon to 4:00pm with over 100 vendors sampling and selling cheese, charcuterie, jams, jelly, honey, and everything that goes great with cheese. The Marketplace includes unlimited sampling of beer, wine, and cider.

Visit our website to select the events that appeal most to you and join us for a weekend of great beer and amazing artisan cheese!

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