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Counter Culture Oakland 2019

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The Alice Collective

272 14th Street

Oakland, CA 94612

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May 6 & 7, 2019

Culture: the word on cheese will be in Oakland on Monday & Tuesday, May 6 & 7, 2019 to get you connected with your cheese community, educated about all things cheese, and—most of all—excited about YOUR industry!

#CounterCultureOAK is a two-day educational seminar for anyone who works with cheese on a regular basis—either behind the counter (at independent shops, grocery stores, or specialty food stores), in distribution, food service, or related areas.

If you and your staff are eager and interested in cheese but not always able to travel to food shows, attend conferences, or take learning and tasting trips, these days are for YOU!

NOTE: Each of the two days will be DIFFERENT (different sessions, presenters, cheeses) and each has a separate ticket. If you plan on attending BOTH days, please be sure to purchase the discounted 2-day ticket. If you cannot afford to pay for this event please email erin@culturecheesemag.com and we can let you know about scholarships opportunities.

Here's some sample information from our past events:

Though you can get a lot out of only one day (and you are welcome to do so if it fits best with your schedule), we highly, highly encourge BOTH days. It's education, cheese, Culture, community - and whole lot more. Two days might not even be enough.

Sample Seminar Highlights:

  • 12+ Cheesemaker + Salume Presentations (6 each day): company stories, make details, guided tastings with Q&A time to really get to know the producers and products

  • Cheese Science: the birds and the bees of cheese (microbiology is cool!)

  • Industry Insights: regionally and nationally relevant guest speakers

  • Tasting Tables: cured meats, accompaniments, and cheese-friendly products

  • Happy Hour: time each day to cheers your cheese community

  • Goodie Bags: packed with cheese swag, educational materials, and samples

  • Pizza Party with Forza Forni! Mingle with the presenters while you enjoy brick oven pizza, made by Forza Forni, topped with all your favorite cheeses from the day! -- FREE, separate RSVP required! Click here to RSVP.

Sample Schedule:


9am (sharp!) - 4:30pm

9 - 12 Science of Cheese & Fermentation, Spring Brook Farm, Central Coast Creamery, Laura Chenel

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

1 - 4:30 Asiago PDO, Pecorino Romano PDO, Forever Cheese & Mitica, Central Formaggi

4:30 - 5:30 Happy Hour!

5:30pm-8pm Pizza Festa with Forza Forni


9 - 12 Vermont Creamery, La Clare Family Creamery, Le Gruyere AOP, Consider Bardwell, 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

4:30 - 6pm Happy Hour!

Still not sure what to expect? Check out some notes from previous attendees:

"Great event, pace of the days was nice as it didn't feel like information overload. Great to network with fellow mongers and learn about how they got into the business."

"I thought this was a great opportunity for mongers who don't usually get the chance to go to shows to meet the makers and learn more about companies and cheeses."

"I'm very glad I went - I definitely got the sense of community Culture was conveying...I'm still quite new to the cheese industry, but have felt like my interests in food was very appreciated and nurtured to grow both at work and even more at Counter Culture. It was amazing - can't wait for next year!"

See you there.


Website: www.counterculturecheese.com/


The Alice Collective

272 14th Street

Oakland, CA 94612

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