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Cheese Fest Atlanta: Grilled Cheese Battles, Unlimited Samples & More

Do you need to hear “unlimited cheese samples” to make the decision to attend Cheese Fest Atlanta? With those three little words, you know you’ll be joining cheese producers and cheese lovers on Saturday, September 23, 2017, from 1-8pm at Historic Fourth Ward Park to share cheese, pair it with wine and beer, and maybe even dance a little to music by local bands. Warning: you’re bound to leave the festival lactose intolerant.

About Cheese Fest

The $35 general admission ticket includes entry into Cheese Fest Atlanta. Once in, you’ll have access to the Meltdown/Macdown competition, and get to vote for best grilled cheese and best mac and cheese. There is also live music, the chance to meet cheese producers from around the world, and of course, the opportunity to taste all the cheese your heart desires from over 100 vendors – and buy the ones you love the most. Children 12 and under are free.

You’ll need to wash down all that cheese with something, so cash bars will be available throughout the festival to buy wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages. ATMs will be on-site.

The festival is outside, rain or shine, so check the weather and come prepared.

VIP Tickets & Pairings

For $55, the VIP ticket includes general admission, plus admission to one of the following classes. VIP ticket holders must be 21 or over. Murray’s Cheese – New York’s most iconic cheese shop – leads the pairing classes.

  • Wine pairing
  • Beer pairing
  • Cheese Twins regional pairing class with a diversity of charcuterie and accoutrements
  • Champagne and sparkling wine pairing

Getting to Cheese Fest Atlanta

Historic Fourth Ward Park is located at 665 North Ave. NE, Atlanta, Georgia. There isn’t a lot of on-street parking, and any pay parking lots are located a good distance from the park. Festival organizers recommend using Uber, Lyft, the Marta bus line, cycling, or walking to get to the Cheese Fest Atlanta.



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