Event Calendar

10th Annual Sonoma Valley Cheese Conference

    Event Start: Feb 23, 2013 - 08:00 AM

    Event End: Feb 27, 2013 - 05:00 PM

    Sonoma, CA 95476

    Hosted by Sheana Davis, of The Epicurean Connection in Sonoma, CA, the highly-respected conference is a premier destination for cheese industry opinion leaders from across the nation, and this year, honors the memory of Cheesemaker Ig Vella, a Sonoma native who traditionally opened the conference with words of wisdom.

    Festivities kick off in San Francisco on Saturday, Feb. 25, with Cheese Plus hosting a Winter Artisan Cheese Fair from 1-4 PM. The event showcases cheesemakers leading the artisan and farmstead cheese movement, as well as wines and ales from Sonoma County. That evening, a beer and cheese tasting takes place at Rogue Public Ale House. Both events are open to the public with tickets available at the door. The conference proper begins Sunday, Feb. 26 with an afternoon Sonoma Winter Artisan Cheese Fair, featuring artisan cow, sheep and goat cheese producers, wines, brews, guest chefs and a “Winter Mac & Cheese Cook-off” at The MacArthur Place in Sonoma. The next two days feature seminars and networking sessions at the MacArthur Place. The conference wraps up with a special one-day ZingTrain session led by Ari Weinzweig of Zingerman’s.

    To register, contact Sheana Davis at sheana@vom.com or call 707-935-7960. Visit www.theepicureanconnection.com to learn more.