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17th Annual California Artisan Cheese Festival

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    Fri, March 24, 2023 to Sun, March 26, 2023 (8:30 AM - 4:00 PM)

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1350 Bennett Valley Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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17TH ANNUAL CALIFORNIA ARTISAN CHEESE FESTIVAL Grab a friend and get your tickets for three days of cheese bliss!


Get your ticket for three days of cheese bliss! Join us for the 17th Annual California Artisan Cheese Festival on March 24-26, 2023. This weekend of all things cheese is filled with cheese tastings and pairings; farm and producer tours; all new Cheese Crawl and of course the weekend finale - the Artisan Cheese Tasting & Marketplace! You will meet the cheesemakers, sample and buy artisan products; taste beer, wine, cider and spirits… plus so much more.  

Friday, March 24th

Start & End Times Vary        Farm & Producer Tours at various locations – nine different scheduled tours on Friday to choose from, each with a different itinerary and all include lunch.

Saturday, March 25th

11:00am to 12:15pm        Seminars and Pairing Demonstrations – Morning Sessions 

1:00pm to 2:15pm         Seminars and Pairing Demonstrations - Afternoon Sessions

4:00pm to 6:00pm         Cheese Crawl at The Barlow - check in at each of our participating locations throughout The Barlow where you will sample cheese AND receive a sample of whatever the specialty is of the business (maybe a craft beer, a Sonoma County wine, a local spirit or a bite!) And, as you venture from location to location you also have the opportunity to sit a spell and purchase the special menu items for Cheese Crawlers. 21 years + only

Sunday, March 26th*

9:45am to 10:45am        Bubbles + Bites and Early Entry to the Artisan Cheese Tasting & Marketplace - The early riser gets an added bonus – a glass of bubbles, a light breakfast featuring bites from some of our vendors and insider tips for shopping at the Marketplace! And, early entry 11am-12noon into the Artisan Cheese Tasting & Marketplace.

12:00pm to 4:00pm       Artisan Cheese Tasting & Marketplace – Over 100 vendors showcasing their products - try and buy new and familiar cheeses and artisan products that complement cheese. Sampling cheese, accoutrements, wine, beer, cider and spirits + live entertainment.

For complete details and additional information, please visit our website at http://artisancheesefestival.com/

*Parking on Sunday at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds is complimentary with purchase of your ticket to Bubbles + Bites and Artisan Cheese Tasting & Marketplace.

**Please note all sales are final and event will take place rain or shine.  Thank you, we look forward to seeing you at the Festival! We can’t wait to show off all of the great cheeses crafted by our cheesemakers.


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