Tickets on Sale for Third Annual Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest

Tickets for the WNC Cheese Trail’s third annual Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest are on sale through the Festival website

Adult tickets (ages 12+) will be $14, with children under 12 free.  The fest will take place on Sunday, April 23, at Highland Brewing Company in Asheville NC from noon – 4 p.m.  Tickets are limited, though any remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $20.

This family-friendly festival will include hands-on activities for kids and adults, dairy animals, panel discussions, workshops, vendors and cheese makers.  Tickets for additional pairings and tastings are also on sale through the Festival website.  Pairing events include local beer, wine and cider pairings for an additional $10.00.  Tasting tickets to the “Cookin’ With Cheese” event featuring local chefs and a “Battle of the Boards” event featuring local cheesemongers are on sale for $5.

The Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest advances the mission of the WNC Cheese Trail, a 501 c6 non-profit organization that promotes the production and sale of local cheese, facilitates consumer education and encourages tourism to the region.  The festival highlights WNC Cheese Trail cheese makers and members with numerous opportunities for festival goers to learn more about, taste and purchase local, artisan cheeses.

The festival will also include a wide variety of producers from the industry such as bread and crackers, meats, pickles and jams.  Last year’s Festival included over 20 cheese makers, 15 other food industry vendors and was attended by over 1500 festival goers.

The WNC Cheese Trail will be organizing various activities leading up to the Festival as well as sponsorship drives for WNC businesses to take part in the festival.  Learn more about events and activities through the Festival’s Facebook ( and Instagram ( and website (

For more information contact Rachel English Brown at

About Shelby Harrell
Shelby Harrell is the news editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for more than six years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.