full schedule



SaturDAY MARCH 23rd, 2019


Farm & Producer Tours

These intimate Saturday tours to various local farms, creameries and artisan purveyors are some of the most popular and coveted of events of the weekend. Get an “up close and personal” glimpse into the important role of the farmers and producers of the rich northern California agricultural farming area. Learn how cheese and other artisanal products are made on these guided walking tours. Meet the producers, farmers, and cheesemakers behind these stellar local foods and beverages. Bring your ice chest as cheese and artisan products are available for purchase on most tours. Lunch is provided. Bus transportation by Pure Luxury Transportation. **All sales are final and event takes place rain or shine.

**Specific details on Farm & Producer Tours will be available soon.

Various locations

 

Seminars and Pairing Demos

Here is a rare opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s most knowledgeable experts – chefs, cheesemakers, authors and more - at a variety of interactive seminars and pairings. Topics range far and wide. **All sales are final and event takes place rain or shine. 

**Specific details on Seminars and Pairing Demos will be available soon.

Various locations

 

cheese, bites and Booze

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$80 per person

Cheesemakers, Chefs and Cheesemongers come together for the most delicious competition. This is a light-hearted yet energetic competition to see who can create the best bite using California artisan cheese. Each cheesemaker is paired with both a cheesemonger and chef. Our pros will create a delectable bite featuring their cheesemaker’s cheeses, all accompanied by regional artisan wine, cider, spirits and beer. This interactive, fun night of great cheesey nibbles culminates in guests voting for their favorite cheese creation and an exciting awards ceremony. Bring a hearty appetite to this not to be missed event. **All sales are final and event takes place rain or shine.


Sunday, March 24th, 2019


BUBBLES AND BRUNCH

9:30 am to 11:00 am
Saralee & Richard's Barn, Sonoma County Fairgrounds
1350 Bennett Valley Road
Santa Rosa, CA
$125 per person

The early riser gets an amazing brunch, some light-hearted culinary entertainment and advance entry into the Artisan Cheese Tasting and Marketplace. Enjoy a Sunday brunch celebrating cheese in every course while being entertained with a live cooking demonstration by our celebrity chef. Tickets include brunch, sparkling wine and coveted early entry into the Artisan Cheese Tasting & Marketplace at 11:00 a.m. before it opens to the public at 12:00 p.m. **All sales are final and event takes place rain or shine. Parking is complimentary.

 

ARTISAN CHEESE TASTING AND MARKETPLACE

12 noon to 4 pm
Grace Pavilion, Sonoma County Fairgrounds
1350 Bennett Valley Road
Santa Rosa, CA
$50 per person, $25 for kids 12 and under

 

MARKETPLACE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW! In this banquet for the senses, the Artisan Marketplace brings together more than 100 artisan cheese and food producers, winemakers, brewers, cider makers, distillers and chefs who will offer their hand-crafted cheeses, and delectable products that complement cheese. Discover the next wave of interesting cheese products, books and recipes. Taste, sip, and explore! Bring your wallet as there will be an opportunity to purchase your favorite cheeses and artisan products. Every guest brings home a coveted Artisan Cheese Festival insulated cheese tote bag as well as a festive wine glass. Live entertainment included. (Baby strollers are not permitted in the Marketplace.) **All sales are final and event takes place rain or shine. Parking is complimentary.