The 24th annual Taste of Solvang offers savory flavors and delicious delights from Wednesday, March 16 through Sunday, March 20, 2016. This popular event lures visitors and residents with its variety of food and beverage happenings. 2016 Taste of Solvang advance purchase of ticket packages or ala carte tickets is highly recommended at www.solvangusa.com/taste-of-solvang-2016/
JUDY GROVERMAN WALKER – DIRECTOR, CALIFORNIA’S ARTISAN CHEESE FESTIVAL MARCH 18-20, 2016
March 18-20, 2016
What is California’s Artisan Cheese Festival?
California’s Artisan Cheese Festival is a nonprofit organization with the mission to:
• Educate people who want to learn more about artisan cheese
• Support the artisan cheesemaking community and its sustainability
• Celebrate and enjoy the creations of the artisan cheesemakers
We also like to have fun. So, each year we gather a lively and friendly group of experts and presenters that will make the weekend fly by as we learn about and enjoy the wonderful world of artisan cheese.
What does California’s Artisan Cheese Festival include?
Starting with the first festival in March 2007, this festival is the first-ever weekend-long celebration and exploration of handcrafted cheeses, foods, wines and beers from California and beyond. In our first eight years more than 20,000 attendees have met more than a dozen international award-winning cheesemakers and learned how to taste, buy, serve and enjoy distinctive artisan cheeses from the experts. The educational seminars and tastings are led by cheese experts, cheesemakers, chefs and fromagiers from across the country, and virtually every session involves tastings and/or pairings of artisan cheeses. The festival features a wide variety of artisan cheeses from California and beyond, together with their artisan bread, food, wine and beer complements.
The Tenth Annual California’s Artisan Cheese Festival is supporting these same five nonprofits, and expects to increase the total amount donated to them to further support the artisan cheesemaking community and its sustainability.