Counter culture will be in Oakland, CA on Monday and Tuesday May 6 & 7, 2019 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. Forza Forni Pizza Festa is also a separate registration so make sure to register for free networking pizza party. 

Registration fee is $15/per day OR $25/for both Sunday and Monday. Our Pizza Festa 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 Alice Collective. 272 14th Street. Oakland, CA.


Metered and free street parking is available as well as city lots.


tentative schedule:


9 - 12  Science of Cheese & Fermentation, Spring Brook Farm, Central Coast Creamery, Laura Chenel, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company.

12 - 1  Laura Chenel-inspired Lunch (with lotsa veggies)

1 - 5  Asiago PDO, Pecorino Romano PDO, Forever Cheese & Mitica, Central Formaggi

5 - 7 Forza Forni Pizza Festa


9 - 12 Vermont Creamery, La Clare Family Creamery, Le Gruyere AOP, Isigny Sainte-Mère, Marin French Cheese

12 - 1  Marin French Cheese-influenced Lunch (and more veggies)

1 - 3:30  Meat Up: La Quercia, Prosciutto di Parma PDO, Speck PGI

3:30 - 4:30  Single Malt Scotch & Cheese Pairing  Single malt Glendronach Scotch and cheese pairing.