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The Festival

Saturday, February 13, 2016 | 12:00 - 5:00pm

Sunday, February 14, 2016 | 12:00 - 5:00pm

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 Shop, 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 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 will excite your taste buds even more with the delectable selection of meats, olives, breads, and a variety of condiments including spreads, jams, and fruits we’ll have throughout. So 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 cold beer or glass of wine - the flavors are enhanced when they’re paired together. There will be multiple stations throughout the festival, all placed by region so finding the perfect pair will be easy as possible. Wine and beer will be available for purchase at the event by the glass, or get a VIP or drinking wristband and enjoy samples throughout the day.

Sarah the Cheese Lady

Don’t miss the incredible artistic prowess of Guinness 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.

Say Cheese!

This is a family friendly show, with exciting things planned for all ages! There will be lively music to complement the experience, and there will be several entertaining photo opportunities available throughout the day. Be sure to vote for some of your favorite cheeses, as well. You can help crown Best in Show or, if you’re up to the task, the Stinkiest Cheese! This show is bursting with all types of fun to see, try, and experience.