The Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival showcases a wide array of artisan and farmstead cheeses made in Washington. We invite you to meet the cheesemakers, learn about their products and philosophy, and sample some of the finest cheeses made in Washington. The festival also features other artisan foods and beverages from local producers.
Washington State is home to nearly 60 artisan cheesemakers. Download the Washington Artisan Cheese Map and explore the thriving Washington artisan cheese industry.
Festival Admission includes all cheese samples and 3 drink tickets. Beer tastes are 1 drink ticket each and cider and wine tastes are 2 drink tickets each. The festival may sell out so advance purchase is strongly recommended.
Admission at the door (cash only):
The festival is 21 and over only.
Advance tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets
Advance tickets are also available at:
The Calf & Kid
1531 Melrose Ave. Seattle, WA 98122
Washington is a thriving dairy community home to over 40 cheese makers, a number that is growing every year. Cheesemonger Sheri LaVigne from The Calf & Kid will guide you through a comprehensive tasting where we will explore a diverse selection of cheeses made in the region, and learn about the people, animals, and environment that make for the bounty of dairy products we have available so close to home. Local beer and wine will be paired with cheeses along with other pairing elements from the area.
The seminar is approximately 60 minutes long and will be offered on Saturday, September 27 at the Seattle Design Center. 21 and over only. Space is limited. Seminar tickets are $40.00 per person or $35.00 when purchased with a festival ticket. Seminar tickets include cheese and beverage samples.
Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival is pleased to partner with Tom Douglas Restaurants and present a Washington cheesemakers dinner at Trattoria Cuoco on September 23.
Dinner includes grilled cheesy bites, three family style courses all expertly prepared with locally produced cheeses and paired with wines. Visit www.tomdouglas.com to purchase tickets.
The Festival is a benefit for Cascade Harvest Coalition a Seattle based non-profit dedicated to supporting healthy farms, healthy food and healthy communities. Since 1999 the Coalition has been instrumental in building alliances and facilitating programs that support local growers, food buyers and consumers throughout Washington State to ensure access to locally grown food in all of the places that we live, work, shop, eat and play.