FESTIVAL EVENTS & ATTRACTIONS
The Great Canadian Cheese Festival offers workshops, tastings, festival attractions & more to enlighten, entice and entertain. Check the listings below for more details and to see whether the events are onsite or offsite, before or during the Festival and whether they have their own admission fee.
Award-winning Cheeses at #TGCCF
ONSITE ATTRACTION | Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4, 2017. Top award-winners at the Canadian Cheese Awards will be at #TGCCF to taste and buy.
Happy Birthday, Wilton Cheese! CURD GIVEAWAY
ONSITE EVENT | Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4, 2017. To celebrate 150 years of cheesemaking at Wilton Cheese, #TGCCF is giving away fresh cheese curds from Wilton Cheese—150 sample packs at random on each day, Saturday and Sunday.
Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day GIVEAWAY
ONSITE EVENT | Sunday, June 4, 2017. Sunday is Raw Cheese Appreciation Day at #TGCCF. We’re giving away cheese made with unpasteurized milk to draw attention to cheese the way God intended it to be made—all natural, entirely pure, and delicious. The first 1,000 ticket holders to be admitted on Sunday, June 4, will receive a sample package of 100 grams or more
Cheese Awards Day GIVEAWAY
ONSITE EVENT | Saturday, June 3, 2017. Saturday is Cheese Awards Day at #TGCCF. We’re giving away cheese to celebrate winners in the recent Canadian Cheese Awards/Le Concours des fromages fins canadiens. The first 1,000 ticket holders to be admitted on Saturday, June 3, will receive a sample package of 100 grams or more of one of the following award-winners:
Prince Edward County Pavilion
ONSITE ATTRACTION | Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4. You said you wanted a place to chill at the Festival, and we listened. The Prince Edward County Pavilion offers plenty of shade and seating, live music from Starpainters, selected art works from artists on Prince Edward County’s famed Arts Trail.
Artisan Food Court
ONSITE ATTRACTION | JUNE 3 & 4, 2017. Fabulous artisan food offerings incl. JK fries & poutine with Niles and Jackson Kennedy and Burger Revolution’s Top 10 Burger in Canada.
Dairy Farm Animals
ONSITE ATTRACTION | June 3 & 4, 2017. This is your chance to go to where all great cheese begins – dairy farm animals. Try your hand at milking Maple the Milking Cow.
Fuel your passion at Tasting+Pairing Seminars
ONSITE EVENT | JUNE 3 & 4, 2017. All Cheese Tastings + Pairings feature 7-8 artisan Canadian cheeses, selected artisan condiments, plus offerings of wine, craft beer & cider or spirits, all from our exhibitors. We’ll learn the story of
Summer Dinner at Jamie Kennedy Farm Hillier
DINNER | OFFSITE EVENT | June 3, 2017. Join chef Jamie Kennedy during The Great Canadian Cheese Festival weekend, for an unforgettable Saturday evening, featuring Canadian Cheese Awards winners on the cheese plate.
For the Love of Cheese
COOKING CLASS | OFFSITE EVENT | June 3, 2017. Take a hands-on cooking class dedicated to making the perfect artisan cheese dishes to dazzle your guests. It’s an exclusive event created just for The Great Canadian Cheese Festival. $125+tax.
Quinte Farm Tour
TOUR | OFFSITE EVENT | June 2, 2017. The Great Canadian Cheese Festival is pleased to announce a guided cheese tour, including lunch, in Bay of Quinte Region. It will take you to a robotic dairy farm, a pioneering water-buffalo dairy farm, a museum of agricultural heritage, Farmtown Park and more stops. $95+tax.