West Coast Cheese Festivals 2008

Oregon Cheese Festival* California's Artisan Cheese Festival March 7-10th, 2008  Petaluma, CA This second annual event is a four day celebration of cheese with seminars, farm visits and a host of great speakers

* Oregon Cheese Festival, March 15, 2008  Central Point, OR

Held at Rogue Creamery, this festival is a great way to meet the cheesemakers of Oregon

* CUESA Cheese Festival April 2008, San Francisco, CA

Last year the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture held this festival at the Ferry Plaza Building in San Francisco; check the website for plans for 2008

* Seattle Cheese Festival May 16-18th, 2008  Seattle, WA

2008 will be the fourth year of Seattle's celebration of cheese at the Pike Place Market

* Wedge Festival October 2008  Portland, Oregon

Join Portland cheese enthusiasts for this second annual event at the Portland Farmer's Market

* Curds & Whey Festival November 2008  Vancouver, BC

This will be the fourth year of this cheese centric event held at the Granville Island Public Market, focusing the spotlight on artisan cheesemakers of British Columbia.

* American Cheesemaker Awards November 2008 Newport Beach, CA

Last year's festival, held at the Fairmont hotel, drew Southern California cheeselovers to learn more about the wealth of artisan cheese available on the West Coast