Counter culture will be in Chicago, IL on Monday and Tuesday September 9 & 10 to get you connected with your community, educated about all things cheese, charcuterie and specialty foods, and—most of all—excited about YOUR industry!

Each of the 2 days will be DIFFERENT (different sessions, presenters and topics). You must register for EACH DAY you plan to attend. Mingle with the Maker is a separate event. If you have a ticket to Counter Culture you are on the Mingle with the Maker list. If you cannot attend Counter Culture but want to come to Mingle please sign up using the link below.

Registration fee is $15/per day OR $25/for both Sunday and Monday. Mingle with the Maker is free for industry to attend. 

In order to ensure maximum availability for all to attend, please note there is only ONE REGISTRATION per person. Every order must be placed with the Buyer Information from the person actually attending. Duplicate orders may be deleted.

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counter culture will be located at: The Goose Island Barrel Warehouse. 603 N Sacramento Blvd, Chicago, IL 60612


There is a parking lot for attendees! More info to come.


seminar hightlights

  • Presentations, tastings, open discussions and Q&A with the makers, producers and industry experts

  • Beer & cheese pairing with Goose Island Educators and CCP Cara Condon.

  • Best practices for cheese and care

  • Consumer-friendly terms and techniques for tasting and pairing cheese 

  • The science of cheeses with diverse milks, styles, and origins

  • "Tasting Table" filled with unique accompaniments to add value to your cheese counter

  • Mingle with the Maker- Network with food folks all while chatting cheese with the makers.