For the 3rd year in a row, the Cheese and Meat Festival will be returning to Vancouver. Featuring an array of, you guessed it, meats and cheeses, this charcuterie-friendly festival will let guests experience expert food-and-drink pairings amongst meats, cheeses, beers, wines, ciders, tea, and coffee. September 1st – mark it down!

Cheese and Meat Festival 2018 Preview - Vancouver

It's no secret that Vancouver features a variety of local businesses that touch the charcuterie so there are an endless list of pairing possibilities. So far on the vendor list, I've spotted a few interesting participants:

  • Trevor Bird Catering (This man competed on Top Chef Canada and owns both Fable Restaurant and Fable Diner in Vancouver)
  • Dussa Ham and Cheese (Granville Island's largest purveyor of the aforementioned hams and cheeses)
  • Golden Ears Cheesecrafters (I hear great things about this cheese shop but never get to visit Maple Ridge. They're a vendor for UBC, Grouse Mountain, Whistler Blackcomb, and more)
  • Fernie Brewing Co. (A brewing company from way yonder BC. I enjoyed their High Side Saison during Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2018)

For first-time goers, this festival is a great way to sample from a ton of businesses in one accessible location. For those who find a cheese or product they love, vendors will have products on-site for purchase so you can take home your new favourite capicollo. This festival will be a great way to get a snapshot on Vancouver's meat and cheese scene.

The Festival takes place in the most beautiful settings across the Pacific Northwest. Attendees will walk at their leisure around the ground's bite-size tastes of showcasing products while pairing the bites with wine, beer, and cider. It is an exciting time in the Pacific Northwest. With the abundance of artisan shops, and restaurants showcasing fantastic products, as well as the relaxing import laws on dairy allows us to share the best the world has to offer.

Cheese and Meat Festival - Seattle

This year's Cheese and Meat Festival will take place on Saturday September 1st at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre in Yaletown. Each ticket books you in for a 2.5 hour tasting session where you will be given a charcuterie board to fill up and consume from at your leisure. If you're a fan of charcuterie, be prepared to go nuts arranging your own plate of meats, cheeses, and crackers to pair up with wine, coffee, and beer.

Go time - let's eat, Seattle!

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