California Artisan Cheese Festival – Part 1

A visit to the annual California Artisan Cheese Festival grand tasting event, in the Northern California Sonoma Valley town of Petaluma, featuring local and national celebrity cheese makers and of course, cheese.

Per the organization: “Starting with the first festival in March 2007, this festival is the first-ever weekend-long celebration and exploration of handcrafted cheeses, foods, wines and beers from California and beyond. In our first eight years more than 20,000 attendees have met more than a dozen international award-winning cheesemakers and learned how to taste, buy, serve and enjoy distinctive artisan cheeses from the experts. The educational seminars and tastings are led by cheese experts, cheesemakers, chefs and fromagiers from across the country, and virtually every session involves tastings and/or pairings of artisan cheeses. The festival features a wide variety of artisan cheeses from California and beyond, together with their artisan bread, food, wine and beer complements.”

This feature video is excerpted from TasteTV’s weekly television series, TASTEABLE: CALIFORNIA.