Vermont Cheesemakers Festival

Yearly - July

Shelburne, VT

Taste the wares of over 45 Vermont Cheesemakers and 90 artisan food, beer, cider, and spirit producers along the shores of Lake Champlain at historic Shelburne Farms. Sample, buy, and learn at this annual summer event.

American Cheese Society Conference

Yearly - July

Cities change each year

The annual summer conference of the ACS features seminars, networking sessions, consultants for business and food safety strategy, and book signings. A highlight is the Judging & Competition of over 1,500 cheeses and cultured products in more than 100 categories.

San Fransisco Cheese Festival

Yearly - September

San Franscisco, CA

The annual event is back for a third year with even more local cheeses, jams, beers, wines, ciders, pickles, and other specialty foods.


Biyearly - September

Bra, Italy

This biyearly cheese fest is affiliated with Slow Food.

The Wedge

A tasting ticket offers access to samples from over 50 local vendors, and all proceeds support the Oregon Cheese Guild. 

Yearly - October

Portland, OR

California Artisan Cheese Festival

Yearly - March

Sonoma County, CA

This festival, a three day springtime event of tastings, tours, dinners, and demos, focuses on educating those who want to learn more about and support artisan cheese and the cheesemaking community. 

An annual American cheese competition that has an evening event open to the public to taste more than 40 of the nation’s top cheeses as the winners are named. Contest judges are available to guide attendees’ sampling and offer tips on appearance, flavor, body, and texture of entries.

U.S. Championship Cheese Competition

Yearly - March


The Boston Beer & Cheese Fest focuses on New England-made craft beers, ciders and cheeses. By attending you’ll have access to over 80 craft beers and ciders from 25 local brewers/cideries, as well as tons of cheese from 12 local creameries.

Boston Beer & Cheese Fest

Yearly- March