The Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival showcases a wide array of artisan and farmstead cheeses made in Washington. Meet the cheesemakers and sample some of the finest cheeses made in Washington State.
Washington State is home to nearly 70 cheesemakers. Download the Washington Artisan Cheese Map and explore the thriving Washington cheese industry.
The 2016 Festival is sold out. There will not be tickets available at the door this year. Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered tickets; we look forward to seeing you at the event.
The festival is 21 and over only.
Cheesemaking is a century's old tradition for many geographic regions and Washington State provides an amazing landscape to produce some of the best. In this seminar presented by Julia Powers, the Traveling Cheesemonger who currently works for Peterson Cheese Company, we will taste traditional European cheeses right beside those produced in Washington. What are the factors that affect the differences in Appearance? Taste? Texture? Terroir – the taste of place?
For an added understanding of how we utilize "mobile" cheese operations somewhat similar to our European partners, we will have a delicious tour of a mobile cheese truck utilized by the Peterson Cheese Company. Garrett Abel, Cheese Specialist, will be on hand to provide a tour of the truck during the seminar. Don't miss the chance of experiencing how this door-to-door service provides an exceptional connection for the cheese to be sampled with the customer.
$40 per person or $35 when purchased with a festival ticket. Ticket price includes cheese samples plus alcoholic beverage samples.
Seminar presentation will take approximately 60-75 minutes plus Q & A's to follow.
21 and over only.
Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival is a benefit for the Washington State Cheesemakers Association, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support Washington cheesemakers through education, promotion and collaboration.