SF Cheese Fest - Cheesemaker Celebration

September 19, 2015
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CA Cheese Guild Announces First SF Cheese Fest – September 18-19, 2015

Come meet your (cheese)maker!


San Francisco, CA.  August 3, 2015.  In the heart of America’s favorite food city, in a neighborhood busting with craft and creativity, the California Artisan Cheese Guild will launch SF Cheese Fest, a first-time event bringing together acclaimed cheesemakers, the city’s hippest mongers, Bay Area brews, and local makers of artisan foods.  Tickets are on sale now for the SF Cheese Fest’s main event, the Cheesemaker Celebration along with other festival events to be held at various locations around the city.  The mission of SF Cheese Fest is to bring the farm to the City – to celebrate the hard work, craftsmanship, and unique character of California cheese and cheesemakers.  “By supporting local artisan and farmstead cheeses, you are helping to preserve working farms, open space and the unique flavors they produce,” says Cheese Guild President Louella Hill. 


At the SF Cheese Fest Cheesemaker Celebration on Saturday, September 19, 2015, at Dogpatch WineWorks, guests will rub elbows with over 20 cheesemakers, cheesemongers, goat wrangles, cow lovers, sheep breeders, and more.  On offer are curated pairings with Bay Area cutting edge producers We Love Jam, Mimi’s Confiture, Rustic Bakery, Josey Baker Bread, Fra’ Mani, Bay Area Bee Company, Friend in Cheeses preserves, along with beer from San Francisco breweries Magnolia Brewing Company, Fort Point Beer Co., and Harmonic Brewing.  The evening will overflow with flavor while music from The Easy Leaves and DJ Lisa Pezzino keeps the party moving.  Tickets are available at Eventbrite, including VIP tickets ($125) with early entrance at 6pm, live music, special bites provided by Piccino and prizes, and General Admission ($75) from 7-10pm.


Additional ticketed festival events:

  • Friday, September 18, from 6:30-7:30pm, famed local cheesemonger, Emiliano Lee, will host “Preview of Cheese Fest,” a cheese and beer pairing workshop at Eat Real Fest in Oakland.  Ticketed on-site.
  • Friday, September 18, from 5-7pm, a hoppy happy hour of brews and cheese celebrating these friends in fermentation, will take place at Smokestack at Magnolia Brewing Co. featuring Magnolia beer and cheese from California Artisan Cheese Guild cheesemakers.
  • Friday, September 18, from 6-8pm, urban winemaker Carl Sutton will host a cheese and wine evening at Sutton Cellars featuring his wines paired with cheeses from California Artisan Cheese Guild members.
  • Saturday, September 19, from 10am-1pm at Dogpatch WineWorks, the San Francisco Milk Maid will teach a hands-on cheesemaking “Curd Nerd” seminar where attendees will learn the basics of cheesemaking, the stages of fermentation, and how to stretch mozzarella and fill burrata.


SF Cheese Fest is made possible with generous sponsorship from The Chefs’ Warehouse, Hilmar Cheese, Bi-Rite Family of Businesses, Greenleaf, McKenna Marketing, Mike Hudson Distributing, Food Matters Again, Plow, Gourmet News, World’s Best Cheeses and Canyon Market.  SF Cheese Fest is the primary fundraiser for the California Artisan Cheese Guild.  www.sfcheesefest.com



About The California Artisan Cheese Guild

Founded in 2006, the California Artisan Cheese Guild is a statewide nonprofit organization of cheesemaker, cheese trade, and enthusiast members who work together to support California cheese.  Guild members work to keep a traditional craft alive, to preserve flavors unique to our region and to protect valuable working farmland in a densely populated state.  The mission of the California Artisan Cheese Guild is to celebrate the quality and diversity of artisan cheeses produced in California, through partnerships, outreach, and education.  www.cacheeseguild.org    

Date: September 19, 2015 7:00 PM-10:00 PM

Location: Dogpatch WineWorks | 2455 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Event website: sfcheesefest.com

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