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What is California’s Artisan Cheese Festival?
California’s Artisan Cheese Festival is a nonprofit organization with the mission to:
• Support the artisan cheesemaking community and its sustainability; and
• Celebrate and enjoy the creations of the artisan cheesemakers.
We also like to have fun. So each year we gather a lively and friendly group of experts and presenters that will make the weekend fly by as we learn about and enjoy the wonderful world of artisan cheese.
What does California’s Artisan Cheese Festival include?
Starting with the first festival in March 2007, this festival is the first-ever weekend-long celebration and exploration of handcrafted cheeses, foods, wines and beers from California and beyond. In our first four years more than 8,000 attendees have met more than a dozen international award-winning cheesemakers and learned how to taste, buy, serve and enjoy distinctive artisan cheeses from the experts. The educational seminars and tastings are led by cheese experts, cheesemakers, chefs and fromagiers from across the country, and virtually every session involves tastings and/or pairings of artisan cheeses. The festival features a wide variety of artisan cheeses from California and beyond, together with their artisan bread, food, wine and beer complements.