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The Festival

Saturday, February 7, 2015 | 11:00 - 4:00pm

Sunday, February 8, 2015 | 11:00 - 4:00pm

The Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s International Market
5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, OH 45014, 513-674-6055


All You Need is Cheese!

It’s all about cheese at Jungle Jim’s Big Cheese Festival. With over 1,400 cheeses offered everyday in our amazing cheese department, it’s no surprise that we have enough to dedicate an entire festival to celebrate its deliciousness. Experience a world of cheese featuring 40+ booths from over 80 cheese companies, sharing their goods across a range of styles and flavors. We’ll have local, artisan and international cheeses as well as charcuterie and more all under one roof!

Life is Great But Cheese Makes it Better

Cheese is good when served alone, but you can excite your taste buds even more with a delicious selection of meats, olives, breads and a variety of condiments including spreads, jams and fruits. Be on the lookout for a variety of food booths amongst the tables of cheese.

Where There’s Wine, There’s a Whey!

Nothing goes better with cheese than a fine beer or wine because the flavors are enhanced when they’re paired together. There will be multiple stations throughout the festival, placed by region so finding the perfect pair should be easier than ever. Wine and beer will be available for purchase at the event by the glass or get a VIP taster’s band and enjoy samples throughout the day.

Sarah the Cheese Lady

Don’t miss the incredible artistic prowess of Guiness Book of World Records cheese carver, Sarah Kaufmann, as she completes an amazing cheese carving at the festival. She knows cheese inside and out and has a knack for transforming a block of cheese into something worthy of a museum. Make sure to stop by and watch her carve, and you can even sample some shavings as she unveils a magical design from a simple block of cheese.

Jason Sobocinski, Cooking Channel Celebrity

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet the star of The Big Cheese, Jason Sobocinski. He’ll be sharing all of his cheesy knowledge with you as well as doing fun demos for kids. He’ll also unveil secrets to making the best grilled cheese possible.

Say Cheese!

This is a family friendly show and we have exciting things planned for all ages. There will lively music provided by the Schnapps Band to complement the cheesy experience and you can also get your picture with some cheese characters. Be sure to vote for some of your favorite cheeses, you may be able to help crown the Best in Show or possibly even the Stinkiest Cheese. This show will be brimming with all types of fun stuff to see, try and experience, so don’t miss it!