Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market Celebration with the American Cheese Society
Wednesday, August 1 • 10am – 2pm
The event will include a wide selection of the area’s finest cheeses, a grilled cheese cook off featuring downtown Raleigh’s top chefs, local beer and cheese pairings with the NC Brewer’s Guild, live music programmed by Hopscotch, local lunch vendors, and lots of fresh produce, meats, and artisan baked goods!
Featured local Cheese Vendors Include:
Calico Farmstead Cheese
Chapel Hill Creamery
Goat Lady Dairy
Hillsborough Cheese Company
Holly Grove Farm
We are challenging chefs to make great grilled cheese using cheese from our local cheese-makers. Grilled cheese has never been so inspired! Restaurants participating in the Grilled Cheese Cook Off include:
Busy Bee Cafe
Capital Club 16
Zely & Ritz
Don't miss the Hopsctoch preview performance by Wylie Hunter & The Cazadores!
The American Cheese Society (ACS) is the leading organization supporting the understanding, appreciation, and promotion of artisan, farmstead, and specialty cheeses produced in the Americas. Since its founding in 1983, ACS proudly hosts the foremost annual educational conference and world-renowned cheese judging and competition in North America. Each year, more than 800 ACS members from the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe gather to participate in educational workshops, network with one another, sample new products, and explore new pairings and trends. The three-day conference culminates in the annual Festival of Cheese, a public celebration featuring more than 1,600 competition cheeses on display for tasting alongside craft beers, wines, and other specialty foods.
For more information about the American Cheese Society's national conference, visit their website.
The Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market is open every Wednesday thru October 31.
Look for the market on Wednesday from 10am to 2pm in City Plaza on the 400 block of Fayetteville Street.The relocation to City Plaza on Fayetteville Street places the market at the core of downtown activity. The plaza is surrounded by downtown’s largest office towers: BB&T Building, Bank of America Building, and Progress Energy Plaza. It’s the center stage for Raleigh’s visitors, workers, and residents. In addition to the highest quality farmers and food artisans, the 2012 season will feature food festivals, chef demonstrations, tastings, and weekly entertainment. The market is open rain or shine!