Tickets for the WNC Cheese Trail’s second annual Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest are on sale starting today through the Festival website www.mountaincheesefest.com. Adult tickets (ages 12+) will remain at $12.00 and children under 12 are free. The fest will take place on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Highland Brewing Company in Asheville NC from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. This fun filled festival will include hands-on activities for kids and adults, panel discussions, workshops, vendors and cheesemakers. Tickets for additional beer and wine pairings are also on sale through the Festival website for an additional $10.00.
The Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest advances the mission of the WNC Cheese Trail, a 501 c6 non-profit organization that promotes the production and sale of local cheese, facilitates consumer education and encourages tourism to the region. The festival highlights WNC Cheese Trail cheesemakers and members with numerous opportunities for festival goers to learn more about, taste and purchase local, artisan cheeses.
The family-friendly festival will also include a wide variety of producers from the industry such as bread and crackers, meats, pickles and jams. Last year’s Festival included over 20 cheese makers, 15 other food industry vendors and was attended by over 1500 festival goers.
The WNC Cheese Trail will be organizing various fundraising activities leading up to the Festival as well as sponsorship drives for WNC businesses to take part in the festival. Learn more about events and activities through the Festival’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/carolinamountaincheesefest) and website (www.mountaincheesefest.com).
About the WNC Cheese Trail:
The WNC Cheese Trail was formed in 2012 by a small group of independent artisan cheesemakers with the intent of promoting the production and sale of WNC artisan cheeses, facilitating consumer education and encouraging tourism to the region to benefit local cheesemakers. The primary tool of the organization is the WNC Cheese Trail map that was designed and printed in 2013. The purpose of the map is to encourage locals and tourists to seek out member cheesemakers to buy handmade, traditionally crafted cheeses direct from the producer. It is also intended as a tool for restaurants, retailers and distributors to find local cheesemakers.