If you’re the type of person whose eyes immediately find a cheese plate on any menu or who regularly looks into the cost of buying cheese by the wheel (we speak from experience), you’ll want to read on — because the Carolina Mountain Cheese Festival is just around the corner. This Sunday, Oct. 8, cheesemakers from across WNC will gather at Oak and Grist Distilling Co. in Black Mountain to show off their delicious goods.
You’ll have a chance to meet the makers, explore their craft, and sample + stock up on local cheeses while you support the WNC Cheese Trail, an organization promoting regional cheesemakers. The fromagers will be joined by vendors selling wine, gourmet foods, and other wares that make perfect cheese pairings.
Online ticket sales are closed, but don’t feel too bleu — grab your general admission ticket at the festival from 1 to 4 p.m.