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13th annual CALIFORNIA ARTISAN CHEESE FESTIVAL

MARCH 23-24, 2019, santa rosa, CALIFORNIA

 
 

A weekend long celebration brought together by a lively and friendly group of experts and presenters from the wonderful world of artisan cheese. The festival promotes broad awareness of the artisan cheesemaking community and enjoyment of its products. 

Thank you for joining us at the 2018 California Artisan Cheese Festival! Congratulations to our 2018 talented Cheesemongers and Chefs winning cheese bite at The Best Bite. Our Judges' Panel awarded first place to Chris Stone of Nugget Market for his Best Bite using Lionza from Fiscalini Cheese Co. Second place was awarded to Sara Payne of Whole Foods Market, Napa using Big McKinley Clothbound from Wm Cofield Cheesemakers, and third place went to Evan Atherton of Gus’s Community Market, using Capra Stanislaus from Nicolau Farms. 

Our Judge's selected John Ash & Co. for the Best Restaurant Bite using Calabrian Chile Casiago from Nicolau Farms.

You also had a say in picking our People's Choice winners! People's Choice Cheesemonger went to Christine Steel Dillard of Whole Foods Market in Fresno, using 6-month aged goat cheese from Two Rock Goat Cheese, and the People's Choice Chef was Moustache Baked Goods of Healdsburg for their Earl Grey Financier Bite with Fig & Date Butter and Beehive Cheese “Teahive” Cheese.

 People's Choice Best Bite: Moustache Baked Goods using Teahive from Beehive Cheese. Photo by Steve Knudsen.

People's Choice Best Bite: Moustache Baked Goods using Teahive from Beehive Cheese. Photo by Steve Knudsen.

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TICKETS for 2019 festival go on sale january 1, 2019
 

 
 
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1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
707-837-1928