Join fellow queso connoisseurs and fromage fanatics at Jungle Jim’s in Fairfield on Sat & Sun, Feb 11 & 12, where the Oscar Event Center will open its doors to fulfill some of your wildest, cheesiest dreams. Everything you loved about the past Big Cheese Festivals will be on display, but they’re not content to just rest on their laurels. Expect things to be bigger, bolder, and tastier than ever as they scour the globe to bring you the coolest Camembert, tastiest Taleggio, and decadent Double Gloucester we can find. In addition to all of the amazing cheeses they’ll have for you to sample, they’ll also have a variety of meats, olives, and other appealing appetizers, as well as fabulous beers and wines to make this an intense, indulgent cheese experience!
All You Need is Cheese!
Experience a world of cheese featuring 40+ booths from over 80 companies, sharing their goods across a range of styles and flavors. They’ll have local, artisan, and international cheeses as well as charcuterie and more, all under one roof!
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 they’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.
Here’s a quick look at the first cheese festival held in 2014, it’s grown a lot since then.
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.
VIP Early Admission $30
Gen Admission $10 advance $12 at door
Child $1 advance $2 at door
Kids under 5 are free
Buy tickets online here
*In the case of a sellout tickets will not be available at the door.
Directions from Dayton
Take I-75 South
Merge I-275 West – To Indianapolis
Exit #41 toward Hamilton/Fairfield
Drive north 3.8 miles on Route 4/Dixie Highway
Turn right onto Jungle Jim Drive