Home

The Seattle Cheese Festival presents more than 250 cheeses from local and international producers along the
cobblestone street of Pike Place Market. The festival is the first of its kind on the West Coast with artisanal

cheese at center stage. The three-day event offers the general public and the restaurant trade the opportunity
to taste, celebrate and learn more about artisanal cheese through the Cheese Concourse, informative
seminars and panels, cooking demonstrations, a wine garden and a children’s scavenger hunt. Local

restaurants and chefs bring the Seattle Cheese Festival to the table for their customers by providing “Cheese
Fest Best” cheese dishes during the month of the festival at celebrated restaurants throughout the Seattle

area.

The Seattle Cheese Festival Facts

Check out a brief history and explanation of the Seattle Cheese Festival by founder Pat McCarthy, co-owner of primary Festival sponsor, DeLaurenti Specialty Food & Wine.

lines.gifEnjoy a photo slideshow of highlights from the 2009 event. (Photos by Nataworry Photography)

lines.gifWhat:
The Seattle Cheese Festival is an annual destination artisanal cheese festival for the general public and the foodservice industry to taste, celebrate and better understand artisanal cheese made locally and around the world.

lines.gifWhere:
Pike Place Market, Seattle’s famous farmers market destination. The consumer event will be held along the cobbled street between Pine and Virginia.

lines.gifEvent includes:

  • Two days of cheese sampling from local and international artisanal cheese producers
  • Informative seminars and panel discussions on serving, suggesting and pairing artisanal cheese (by advance registration) will be offered to the industry trade and the public.
  • Wine Garden is held from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Seattle restaurants offering a "Cheese Fest Best" cheese dish during Festival week

Below is the 2012 schedule.

lines.gifSaturday, May 19th

Cheese Showcase 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Pike Place, main thoroughfare
Educational Seminars 10:00 am – 3:30 pm TBD
Cooking Demonstrations 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Pike Pl & Stewart – Schedule TBD
Fresh Mozzarella Making Demo 10:30am – 3:00pm Pike Pl & Pike St – See Schedule
Wine Garden 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Pike Place, main thoroughfare
Wine Tasting 12:00 pm – 5:00pm DeLaurenti Food & Wine

lines.gifSunday, May 20th

Cheese Showcase 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Pike Place, main thoroughfare
Educational Seminars 10:00 am – 3:30 pm Schedule TBD
Cooking Demonstrations 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Pike & Stewart – Schedule TBD
Fresh Mozzarella Making Demo 10:30am – 3:00pm Pike Pl & Pike St – See Schedule
Wine Garden 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Pike Place, main thoroughfare
Wine Tasting 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm DeLaurenti Food & Wine


Festival Grounds Map

Festival Grounds Map

View
Download (Festival Grounds Map)

PS. Getting to the market is easy…here are driving directions to the Market Parking Garage:

Via I-5 North:Take the Madison Street exit, #165, and turn left. Follow Madison Street to Western Avenue. Turn right onto Western Avenue. Follow Western Avenue for five blocks. The entrance to the Market Parking Garage is on the left side of the street.

Via I-5 South: Take the Denny Way/Stewart Street exit, #166. Follow Stewart Street to First Avenue. Turn right onto First Avenue. Two blocks north, turn left onto Lenora Street. Turn left onto Western Avenue. Follow Western Avenue for three blocks (passing Victor Steinbrueck Park on your right). The entrance to the Market Parking Garage is on the right side of the street.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s