12th Annual California Artisan Cheese Festival

Sat, March 24, 2018, 9:30 am - 7:00 pm

Calling all cheese lovers! You are invited to join us for the 12thAnnual California Artisan Cheese Festival taking place March 23-25, 2018 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, California. The weekend will be filled with scrumptious cheeses; chef demonstrations and pairings; farm tours; educational sessions by industry experts; cheesemongers; talented chefs; cheese experts; authors; cheesemakers and more. Tickets for ALL EVENTS go on sale at 12:01 am on January 1, 2018. This year’s schedule of events are as follows:

Friday, March 23rd

8:30am to 3:30pm: Artisan Tours and Cheese Adventures – at assorted locations, **times vary for Tour G and Tour H

6:00pm to 9:00pm: The Best Bite – A Tribute to First Responders – Hall of Flowers, Sonoma County Fairgrounds – Sample Cheese and Cheesy Best Bites created by Cheesemongers and Chefs plus wine, beer, cider and more! Featuring a tribute to our local heroes.

Saturday, March 24th

9:30am to 11:00am: Seminars and Pairing Demonstrations – Morning Session, Sonoma County Fairgrounds

12:00pm to 1:30pm: Seminars and Pairing Demonstrations – Noon Session, Sonoma County Fairgrounds

2:30pm to 4:00pm: Seminars and Pairing Demonstrations – Afternoon Session, Sonoma County Fairgrounds

5:00pm to 7:00pm: Cheese & Cocktails – Saralee & Richard’s Barn, Sonoma County Fairgrounds. Walk around tasting with artisan cheesemakers and distilleries!

Sunday, March 25th

9:30am to 11:00am: Bubbles Brunch + Celebrity Guest Chef (includes Early Entry to Marketplace!) – Saralee & Richard’s Barn, Sonoma County Fairgrounds

12:00pm to 4:00pm: Artisan Cheese Tasting and Marketplace – Hall of Flowers, Sonoma County Fairgrounds – Sample and buy your favorite cheeses and accoutrements, including wine, beer, and cider.

Parking at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds is included with your ticket price.

For complete details and additional information, please visit our website at


Join us for three days of cheese bliss!

*Please note all sales are final and event will take place rain or shine. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds

1350 Bennett Valley Road

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