Ready for a springtime trip outta town? Sonoma’s fourth annual CALIFORNIA’S ARTISAN CHEESE FESTIVAL returns this year, with even more cheese-packed events, like the Friday Night Barn Dance (March 26th) at Green String Farm in Petaluma, and Curds, Cooks and Cuveés: A Moveable Feast (Saturday March 27th) , with eight chefs teaming up with eight top cheesemakers and eight outstanding vintners for an eight-course interactive tasting event.
The weekend includes a great line-up of top artisan cheese experts, authors, chefs, and winemakers conducting seminars (leave it to Wil Edwards to do a class on pairing cheese and spirits), pairings, tastings, and cheese-filled demonstrations. A full schedule of events, participants, and ticketing information can be viewed here. I’d take a look sooner rather than later since some events are already filling up. All events are priced separately and the Sheraton Sonoma County-Petaluma is offering special discounted rates on rooms for festival-goers.
Friday Mar 26, 2010 – Monday Mar 29, 2010 Website/info Sheraton Sonoma County 745 Baywood Dr., Petaluma