Cheese 101

Saturday – April 27, 2019
MAAFS Judging School

Maryland Association of Agricultural Fairs and Shows hosts bi-annual training for exhibit judges. As part of their spring session, you can learn about cheese and incorporating cheese education at your own event. For more information about the Judging School program, visit

Cheesemaking Demonstrations

Saturday – May 4, 2019
Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

On the first day of this 2-day festival, join us for a fun demo and learn to make cheese at home using commonly available ingredients. MDCG member creameries are also on site, sampling and selling their locally made, artisanal cheeses. Learn more about the MDSWF at

Homemade Cheese Contest

Sunday – August 11, 2019
Montgomery County Agricultural Fair

Now that you’ve learned how to make cheese, throw your hat in the ring and compete in Maryland’s largest homemade cheese contest. All skill levels welcome. Judging is done before a live audience, and tastings are available. Visit for more information about the fair.

Cheese Pavillion

Sat/Sun – September 14-15, 2019
Maryland Wine Festival

Join us for the year’s largest gathering of Maryland Cheesemakers! For 2 days, enjoy tasting the best of Maryland. Creameries from all across the state sample and sell their award winning cheeses. Vote for your favorite in our People’s Choice contest. For more information about the festival, visit