Calling all cheese lovers! You are invited to join us for the 11th Annual California Artisan Cheese Festival taking place March 24-26, 2017 at the Sheraton Sonoma County – Petaluma. 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. This year's schedule of events are as follows:
Friday, March 24th
8:30am to 3:30pm Artisan Tours and Cheese Adventures - at assorted locations
6:00pm to 9:00pm The Ultimate Best Bite Competition - Under the Big Top - Sample Cheese and Cheesy Best Bites created by Cheesemongers and Chefs plus wine, beer, cider and more!
Saturday, March 25th
8:30am to 3:30pm Artisan Tour and Cheese Adventure
10:00am to 11:30am Seminars and Pairing Demonstrations - Morning Session
11:00pm to 1:30pm Author Book Signings - Lobby of the Sheraton Sonoma County
1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminars and Pairing Demonstrations - Afternoon Session
3:00pm to 5:00pm Author Book Signings - Lobby of the Sheraton Sonoma County
5:00pm to 7:00pm Cheese & Cocktails - Walk around tasting with artisan cheesemakers and distilleries!
6:30pm to 9:30pm Wine and Dine with the Cheesemakers - Two dinners with the Cheesemakers themselves, each cheesy course paired with wine, beer, or cider.
Sunday, March 26th
9:30am to 11:00am Bubbles Brunch + Celebrity Guest Chefs The Cheese Twins
12:00pm to 4:00pm Artisan Cheese Tasting and Marketplace - Under the Big Top - Sample and buy your favorite cheeses and accoutrements, including wine, beer, and cider.
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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!
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Sheraton Sonoma County
745 Baywood Drive
Petaluma, CA 94954