Saturday, July 30
Iowa Events Center
730 Third Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
5:30 PM – Media and buyer preview
6:00 PM – Opens to ACS members
7:00 PM – Opens to the general public
One of the biggest events of its kind, the Festival of Cheese will feature 1,800+ American artisan and specialty cheeses from the 2016 ACS Judging & Competition, highlighting the winners across a range of styles. In addition to sampling unlimited quantities of an awe-inspiring assortment of cheeses, attendees can taste specialty accompaniments ranging from preserves to chocolate — plus wine, cider, and craft beer that guests can sample in their commemorative wine glass.
In conjunction with the Festival of Cheese, guests will have the opportunity to shop ACS’s Public Cheese Sale, where competition cheeses will be available for sale at incredible prices — with all proceeds benefiting the American Cheese Education Foundation.
The Festival of Cheese is open to the general public on Saturday, July 30 from 7:00 – 9:30 PM. American Cheese Society members are admitted beginning at 6:00 PM. Media and buyers will have access to the event during a special preview period from 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM.
Tickets will go on sale on May 4!
- $60/person for general admission
- $55/person for ACS members*Note: If you plan to attend the ACS Conference in Des Moines, the Festival of Cheese is included with a full conference registration or a Saturday Day Pass.
Festival Marketplace Sponsorship
Are you a specialty food producer or wine and beer producer interested in sampling your products at the Festival of Cheese? Consider a Festival Marketplace sponsorship! Learn about sponsorship opportunities here or call 720-328-2788.
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