Artisan Cheese & Fine Food Fair
SATURDAY JUNE 1 11:00 am to 4:00 pm CRYSTAL PALACE & GROUNDS
SUNDAY JUNE 2 11:00 am to 4:00 pm CRYSTAL PALACE & GROUNDS
Eat a light breakfast because you’ll be tasting and sampling close to 125 outstanding Canadian artisan and farmstead cheeses from 30+ Canadian cheesemakers coast to coast. Plus artisan foods, plus fine wines, craft beers and crisp cider, plus a food court.
BONUS: Cheese seminars in the All You Need Is Cheese® Annex presented by Dairy Farmers of Canada are a bonus feature of the Artisan Cheese & Fine Food Fair included in the cost of admission. Learn about the best in Canadian cheese at special presentations conducted by leading cheese educator Deborah Levy.
DOUBLE BONUS: Cheddar and Ale Trail tastings presented by Bay of Quinte Tourism are a bonus feature of the Artisan Cheese & Fine Food Fair included in the cost of admission. Learn about the food and drink in the Bay of Quinte at special presentations conducted by leading cheese and beer expert hosts.
Cheese Fair admission includes:
- Access to all sponsors, exhibitors and vendors—with more than 250 products
- 10 tasting tickets for cheese, artisan foods, wine and beer, valued at $10
- Glass for sampling wine and beer for 19+
- Admittance on first-come, first-served basis to seminars in the All
You Need Is Cheese Annex presented by Dairy Farmers of Canada
- Admittance on first-come, first-served basis to Cheddar and Ale Trail tastings presented by Bay of Quinte Tourism
- Festival Dairy Farm
- Food court
- FREE parking
$40 in advance, $45 at door BUY TICKETS NOW!
There is NO FEE charged on online ticket purchases so order today, save money, avoid disappointment. Senior admission is available. Youth and child tickets for the Cheese Fair are also available, without the sampling glass. All other Festival events are age of majority only. Sunday is Family Day with children under 14 admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
Artisan cheeses from coast to coast
More than 125 cheeses from Canadian producers will be available for purchase. Bring cash as Crystal Palace, our historic venue, isn’t wired for credit cards. There is an ATM on the premises. An insulated Festival cooler bag for hauling fromage home can be purchased for $10 to benefit a cheese scholarship for a deserving young Canadian.
Fine Wines, Craft Beers and Crisp Cider
Canadian wines, craft beers and ciders will be available for sampling, for those of the age of majority.
Purveyors of artisan foods, charcuterie and other delectables at the Fair include:
Slow food and sustainability are themes of the Fair.
Festival Dairy Farm
See the animals that produce milk for cheese. Try milking a cow! Sunday is Family Day with children under 14 admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
An oustanding program of Tutored Cheese Tastings runs concurrently with Fair. Separate tickets required.
TRADE AND MEDIA ONLY
Access for registered retailers, distributors and press only is from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
on both days. Registration required. REGISTER NOW