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The Festival

A Great Success

The first ever Big Cheese Festival was a much anticipated event and we’re thrilled with the fantastic turnout. For the first time in Jungle Fests history, we had a sold out show! Cheese lovers joined us for a day of cheese, meats, wine and more. In addition to the abundance of cheese, we had the upbeat music of the Schnapps Band, stilt walkers, balloon artists and cheesy cutout characters, perfect for pictures.

We were also joined by world renowned cheese carver, Sarah Kaufmann, who entertained attendees with her fun sculptures. Jason Sobocinski from the Cooking Channel was also present, sharing his knowledge of cheese and instructing cooking classes. It was a day of fun for the whole family! Thank you to our wonderful vendors for traveling from around the world to share their amazing products. Pictures and videos that captured all of the excitement can be found at Junglefests and facebook.


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 so you can buy them by the glass or get a VIP taster’s band for $20 and enjoy unlimited wine pairings 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 the first ever Jungle Jim’s Big Cheese Festival and we have tons of fun activities planned in addition to tasting all of the cheeses. 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!