A cheese plate at Cheese Fest. Photo from Facebook.
Cheese lovers (and we know there are many of you), you’ll want to get this event on your calendar. The California Artisan Cheese Guild is launching SF Cheese Fest. There will be some pairing workshops and events in Oakland and Dogpatch on Friday September 18th, and on Saturday September 19th will be the Cheesemaker Celebration. More than 20 cheesemakers, plus mongers, Bay Area brews (Magnolia Brewing Company, Fort Point Beer Co., and Harmonic Brewing), and local makers of artisan foods (like Josey Baker Bread and We Love Jam) will all be in the house at Dogpatch WineWorks (2455 3rd St. at 22nd St.). VIP tickets ($125) include early entrance at 6pm, live music, special bites provided by Piccino, and prizes; and general admission ($75) is from 7pm-10pm. (The event will be this year’s primary fundraiser for the California Artisan Cheese Guild.)