9:30 am -12:00pm
Bubbles and Brunch + Surprise Celebrity Guest Chef (Sheraton – Sonoma County)
Join J Vineyards & Winery and J Executive Chef Erik Johnson for a vibrant, seasonal, three course, artisan cheese-centric morning repast accompanied by J’s ever-elegant sparkling wine. California’s artisan cheeses have starred on the J Bubble Room menu for over a decade and Chef Erik has affiné-d this commitment by dedicating time outside the kitchen learning the art of cheese making with some of Sonoma County’s most highly respected cheese makers. Chef Erik will share this passion for artisan cheese, and his well-honed talent pairing wine country food and exquisite J bubbly, during this two hour culinary adventure. Sit, sip, savor as he walks you through his tips, tricks and recipes on combining curds and cuvees. Tickets include brunch, sparkling wine and coveted early entry into the Artisan Cheese Tasting & Marketplace at 11:00 am before it opens to the public at 12:00 noon. $115 per person
12:00pm – 4:00 pm
Artisan Cheese Tasting & Marketplace
Join us under the big top for an afternoon like no other! Meet over 90 artisan producers and experience the best of local cheese, wine, beer, ciders and other specialty foods. Discover the next wave of interesting cheese accompaniments, cheesemaking products and books. Pick up new recipes, tips and tricks at chef demos scheduled throughout the day. Bring your pocketbook as there will be an opportunity to purchase your favorite cheeses and artisan products. Your ticket includes admission, access to chef demos and author book signings, the coveted Artisan Cheese Festival insulated cheese tote bag and a festival wine glass. $45 per person, $20 for kids 12 and under.
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