Cheeselovers rejoice, the wait for the much beloved annual SF Cheese Fest is nearly over. The event is gearing up for its third year on Saturday, September 16 from 6 – 9 p.m., with a new theme and schedule of events to bring together industry members over their shared love of cheese.
“Whether it’s melted into a crêpe, scraped from warm wheels, heaped on crusty bread, or simply sliced and savored, SF Cheese Fest will celebrate the craftsmanship and unique character of California cheese,” says CACG President Tamara Hicks, and Founder of Tomales Farmstead Creamery.
Held at the 1909 renovated landmark the Social Hall SF, this year’s event boasts the theme of “Melting Together.” The event will be a casual and delicious evening of music, mingling, and munching all in San Francisco style. Guests will meet and mingle with 24 Guildmember cheesemakers from across the State, and sample dozens of new and classic California cheeses.
SF Cheese Fest is the primary fundraise for the California Artisan Cheese Guild, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting artisan cheesemakers throughout the state. According to a press release, cheese companies featured during the event will be:
The event will pair its selected cheeses with inspired bites by the Cheese School of SF/Fishers Cheese and Win, Mission Cheese/Makers Common, Freestone Artisan Cheese, and GreenLeaf. The event will also boast tasty eats from its sponsors Creminelli Fine Meats, Dandelion Chocolates, Lemon Bird Preserves, and Mimi’s Confiture. Furthermore, the event will have brews, ciders, and wines onhand to provide the perfect touch to the dining experience.
The event noted that the SF Cheese Fest is made possible by its continued sponsorship from 2017 platinum, gold, and silver sponsors; The Chefs’ Warehouse, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company, Bellwether Farms, Gourmet News, GreenLeaf, Mike Hudson Distributing, and Qualtec.
Tickets are on sale now for $84. The SF Cheese Fest noted that the event is expected to sell out again this year. The ticket price includes entry and access to all bites, beverages, and live music. For more information visit here.