Sunday, March 26th


9:30 am to 11:00 am
Sheraton Sonoma County Ballroom
$115 per person

Here is an eye opener for cheese lovers. Brunch with the Cheese Twins, twin brothers and international cheese experts Charlie and Michael Kalish. Charlie and Michael will entertain and educate you at this early morning cheese inspired bubbles brunch. Throughout the meal, they will share their story about how they got into cheese, their escapades training as cheesemakers and cheese agers in Europe, and what they have in store for the future. They will also be fielding questions and performing a live cooking demonstration while guests enjoy their brunch for an interactive and fun experience. Tickets include coveted early entry into the Artisan Cheese Tasting & Marketplace at 11:00 am, before it opens to the public at 12:00 noon.

Charlie and Michael Kalish are international cheese experts, winners of Season 7 of The Great Food Truck Race and hosted their own Food Network Show "Big Cheese".



12 noon to 4 pm
The Big Top at the Sheraton Sonoma County
$45 per person, $20 for kids 12 and under


Join us Under the Big Top for an afternoon like no other! Meet over 90 artisan producers and experience the best of local cheese, wine, beer, ciders and other specialty foods. Taste and discover new cheeses and the next wave of interesting cheese accompaniments, and artisan products that complement cheese. Bring your pocketbook as there will be an opportunity to purchase your favorite cheeses and artisan products. Your ticket includes admission, access to chef demos and author book signings, the coveted Artisan Cheese Festival insulated cheese tote bag and a festival wine glass. (Stollers are not permitted in the Marketplace.)


Complimentary Cooking and Entertainment Demonstrations

In between tasting and buying cheeses at the Marketplace, guests are invited to watch live cooking and entertaining demonstrations conducted by local chefs and cheese experts. Entry is FREE with a Marketplace ticket, space is limited. Sign up in advance for a demo at the Marketplace Info Booth.


Grilled Cheese Two Ways

The Cheese Twins, Charlie and Michael Kalish
12:30 pm

Sweet? Or Savory? International cheese experts and "Cheese Twins" Charlie and Michael Kalish will take you on a grilled cheese sandwich building journey as they demonstrate two of their favorite grilled cheese recipes using California artisan cheeses – one sweet and one savory.

Charlie and Michael Kalish are international cheese experts, winners of Season 7 of The Great Food Truck Race and hosted their own Food Network Show "Big Cheese".


Butter Making

Michele Anna Jordan
1:45 pm

Cheese may be milk's leap towards immortality but butter gets it part way there and is something everyone can make at home, in mere minutes. Award winning writer and chef Michele Anna Jordan demonstrates how to churn your own butter with organic cream. Attendees to this lively workshop will taste a selection of local butters from goat, sheep, and cow milk and make their own butter. 


Revolutionary Raclette

Clark Wolf and Chef Daniel Kedan
3:00 pm

Author and restaurant consultant Clark Wolf leads this demonstration with Chef Daniel Kedan of Backyard. See how Raclette, a Swiss, pungent cheese that is traditionally melted onto potatoes, pickles and meat, is turned on its head by replacing it with California artisan cheeses and learn new ways to serve this gooey, melted treat.