Raleigh Downtown Farmer's Market

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Cheese Please!

The Annual Celebration of Cheese, August 14, 2013

Join us for Cheese Please!, a unique opportunity to experience North Carolina's delicious culinary cheese scene. From 10 am-2 pm at City Plaza, the Market will host an incredible local cheese festival to showcase a wide selection of the area's finest cheese and cheese makers.

CHEESE PLEASE! activities include:

  • Grilled cheese cook-off featuring downtown Raleigh's noteworthy chefs from:
    Buku, Busy Bee, Capital Club 16, Gravy, and Kimbap  (with a $2 suggested donation to vote)
  • Artisan cheese sampling from  local vendors:
    Cultured Cow, Hillsborough Cheese Co., and the Goat Lady
  • Live music from The Morning Brigade produced by Hopscotch Music Festival
  • Kids activities including a hula hoop contest for a chance to win four admission tickets to Marbles Kids Museum and CHEESE PLEASE! temporary tattoos
  • Fresh produce, meats, and artisan baked goods
  • Local lunch vendors
  • Other contests and more!