Cheese. It’s kind of a big deal around here.
With over 1,400 cheeses from all over the world stocking our shelves daily, The Cheese Shop loves talking about the mundane and the funky - cheese is just part of what we do at Jungle Jim’s, every day. Which is why The Big Cheese Festival exists, and why we think it’s so special.
Family friendly, crafted for both fanatics and easygoing cheese enthusiasts alike, The Big Cheese Festival is a two day homage to fromage, honoring age old traditions and celebrating new flavors at the same time. Each day, the Jungle Jim’s International Market brings out the best and brightest in the cheese, charcuterie, and wine and beer world for pairings beyond compare, tables buckling under the weight of so many different and delicious offerings. From the decadent to the demure, cheese is a force to be reckoned with. Fresh made mozzarella and ricotta, aged cheddars and gouda, pickles, olives, and charming slices of charcuterie… this weekend of wonder is your opportunity to sample it all!
New this year! Like our 2017 Weekend of Fire, we’re spreading things out a bit and giving the festival some room to breath by expanding to the Greenhouse. More booths, more room, more opportunities to find your new favorites! We’ll have music, demonstrations, and more happening all weekend, so make sure you plan accordingly. This year’s Big Cheese Festival is going to be, well, BIG.
VIP Tickets allow for entry into The Big Cheese Festival one full hour early, so you can beat the crowd and find some favorites right away. You’ll also receive a wristband and glass that allow for drink samples throughout the day. These are limited, so don’t wait!
Early Admission tickets allow for entry into The Big Cheese Festival one full hour early, so you can beat the crowd, find some favorites, and then join the fun as the day gets started.
General Admission tickets get you into the show when the doors open at noon, then you’re free to sample as much as you like throughout your time at the event.
Kids tickets get them into the show, where we’ll have face painting and balloon art, plus stilt walkers, and a free photo booth for you to snag some super sweet snapshots.
Don’t worry, we’ll have a few surprises to tell you about leading up to the show. And don’t forget: if you like what you try at The Big Cheese Festival, all you have to do is walk downstairs and visit The Cheese Shop to take some home for yourself!
We’re getting ready for the biggest Big Cheese Festival yet. We hope you are, too!
Re-live The 2017 Big Cheese Fest!