Counter culture will be in Providence, RI 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: Johnson and Wales University. 320 Harborside Blvd. Providence, RI 02905


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


tentative schedule:


9-1  Science of Cheese & Fermentation, Vermont Creamery, Comte AOP, LaClare Family Farms, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese, Yellow Door Creamery

1-2  Spanish Olive Oil, lunch = featuring EVOO, with Regalis

2-4  Intro to Cured Meats, La Quercia, Bayonne Jambon, Iberico, Speck, Creminelli

4-5 Happy Hour & questions/discussions about mongering, customer service, networking

5-7 Forza Forni Pizza Festa 



9 - 12 Grafton Village Cheese, Consider Bardwell, Spring Brook Farm, Isigny, Asiago DOP, Pecorino Romano DOP

12 - 1 Sourcing Products, Building Relationships & How it all works (with Peterson Cheese), Lunch featuring Pecorino Romano dishes

1 - 3 WASCA, Columbia Cheese, Forever Cheese & Mitica, Le Gruyere AOP

3:15 - 4:15 Single malt Glendronach Scotch and WI cheese pairing class

4:15 - 5 Happy hour & questions/discussions about mongering, customer service, networking