What’s Happening in the Cheese World this month: September 2023

September heralds the start of a new academic year, inspiring new challenges and continued development. Cheese Festivals are just one of the ways to expand your cheese repertoire, and it seems that this month is THE month for a festival. So with that in mind, we’ve got plenty of suggestions to cultivate your passion for cheese. And don’t forget our regular events page and courses page to help amplify your learning this Autumn.

1. Cheese 2023

  • 15-18 SEPT 2023
  • 10AM – 11PM
  • Bra, Italy

Every two years, Bra transforms into a cheese-lovers’ paradise, welcoming producers, experts, and enthusiasts from around the world to participate in a truly unique event – Cheese 2023. Organized by Slow Food, the festival brings together cheesemakers, farmers, and artisans from around the world who share a commitment to sustainable, quality food, offering four days filled with tastings, workshops, and discussions dedicated to all things cheese.

2. Art of Cheese Festival

  • 29 SEPT – 1 OCT
  • 11am – 8pm
  • Wisconsin, USA

Cheese Crawl to Cheese Ball, Art of Cheese Festival Has It All. Art of Cheese is an exclusive, artisan cheese festival created with cheese lovers in mind. With exclusive tours of dairy farms and creameries, chef-prepared meals, expert-led classes and seminars, whilst not forgetting the cheese marketplace and fair. Get your tickets now!

3. Mondial du Fromage

  • 10-12 sept 2023

For 10 years, the Mondial du Fromage et des Produits Laitiers has become the unmissable event for cheesemakers, affineurs, distributors, equipment manufacturers and chefs. Join international dairy and cheese industry professionals to exchange, meet and discover 2023 news and trends.

4. South African Cheese Festival

  • 22-25 SEPT 2023
  • 10AM – 6pm
  • Stellenbosch, SA

Celebrating over two decades of cheesy goodness, the South Africa Cheese Festival brings you an exceptional assortment of cheeses crafted by local producers, artisans, and experts. Explore the art of cheese-making, indulge in delectable cheese platters, and expand your knowledge of wine pairings at this vibrant celebration of culinary craftsmanship accompanied by live music, entertainment, and a delightful kids’ corner.

5. The Great British & Irish Cheddar Challenge

Cheese lovers from all over the UK are invited to participate in an online blind tasting of six carefully chosen cheddars. The challenge is simple: taste the cheeses and vote for your favourite. This is your chance to try some of the best artisan cheddars in the UK and Ireland; you’ll learn how the seasons, the grass, the cows, the makers, and the unique microflora in maturing rooms have influenced each truckle. And you’ll vote for your favourite to be crowned the nation’s favourite cheddar.