Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival is a celebration of the vibrant artisanal cheese industry in Washington State. The Festival features a wide variety of artisan and farmstead cheeses made in Washington along with other locally made fine foods and beverages. We invite you to meet the cheesemakers, learn about their products and philosophy, and sample some of the finest cheeses made in Washington.


Download Washington Artisan Cheese Map here

Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival

Saturday, October 12, 2013
Session 1: 12-3pm
Session 2 : 4-7pm
Separate tickets required for each session

Seattle Design Center
5701 6th Avenue South
Seattle, WA  98108 Map

21 and over only 

Buy tickets here

 

Cascade Harvest Coalition

 

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. 

 

The Coalition provides a diversity of hands-on programs and fosters strong collaborative networks to build a sustainable food system in Washington State. These include:

Farm-to-Institution: Shortening the Food Supply Chain to Childcare, Schools and Hospitals
This two-year pilot project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is working with a broad spectrum of health care and child care partners to reduce childhood obesity by increasing access to healthy food choices and creating new market opportunities for Washington State producers.

Farm-to-Table Facilitates and strengthens connections between local growers and food buyers at regional workshops throughout Washington State, ensuring access to locally grown food in all of the places that we live, work, shop, eat and play.

Puget Sound Fresh
The region’s premier consumer education and community outreach “hub” connects consumers to what’s fresh, local and in season and strengthens the relationship between farmer and eater.

Puget Sound Grown
Be it local gathered, wild harvested or wild forested, there is a burgeoning interest in specialty forest products. Puget Sound Grown promotes and connects consumers to these products and to small forest landowners, businesses and organizations practicing sustainable harvesting and good forest stewardship.

Seeds of Success
An agricultural individual Development Account (IDA) program that helps beginning farmers and ranchers achieve their financial goals by matching their savings and connecting them to technical assistance, mentorships and a supportive peer community.

Washington FarmLink
Helps ensure working farms remain in agricultural production, facilitates the transition of farms to the next generation and provides new farmers with resources to establish sustainable farming enterprises.

Where Cows Meet Clams
An innovative farm-forest stewardship, economic development and tourism pilot project in the Snoqualmie Valley. Funded through the EPA’s Natural Estuary Program, the project consists of developing an asset inventory of farms, forests, lodging, culinary, outdoor recreation and cultural attractions and provides marketing, stewardship, succession planning and land tenure training for farmers and forest landowners as well as public tours, highlighting the restoration, ecology, culinary and other aspects of Snoqualmie farms and forests.