This weekend is the annual Big Cheese Festival at Jungle Jim's.
Photo: Jungle Jim's International Market
Photo: Jungle Jim's International Market

WORTH THE DRIVE: Big Cheese Festival at Jungle Jim’s this weekend to be the cheesiest yet

Bring on the cheesy puns — literally. 

This weekend is the annual Big Cheese Festival at Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield and, as always, it’s guaranteed to be a “gouda” time. The 2019 festival includes an all-new, exclusive VIP experience. 

“We bring out the best and the brightest of the cheese and charcuterie world for you to taste, enjoy, and savor with expertly selected beer and wine pairings,” according to the event website. “Family-friendly and crafted for enthusiastic amateurs, connoisseurs, and fanatics alike, the Big Cheese Festival is the premier event for fromagers everywhere! This year, we’re going Big (Cheese) with a brand new, completely remodeled VIP experience that includes a VIPs-only lounge, exclusive cheeses that will only be available to VIPs, and beer, wine, and whiskey samples!”

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A general admission ticket ($20 plus tax) gets you access to taste and savor cheeses from around the world! Make your Big Cheese experience even better by purchasing a drinking wristband at the show to sample our recommended beers and wines. A new and improved VIP experience ticket ($75) gets you entrance to all areas of the festival, including an exclusive VIPs-only lounge with select cheeses that will only be available to VIP ticket-holders. VIPs will also receive a signature tasting glass to sample beers, wines, and whiskeys exclusive to the VIP lounge. Of course, with a VIP ticket, you’ll receive a drinking wristband to sample beer and wine pairings from the general admission area, as well.

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It’s highly recommended to purchase tickets online, ahead of the event, because tickets do sell fast. Prices increase by $5 at the door, if still available.

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WHAT: Big Cheese Festival

WHEN: Noon to  5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 9-10

WHERE: Jungle Jim’s International Market, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield

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