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Release Date: Tuesday, June 28th 2016

Cheese Please! Returns to the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market Tomorrow!

RALEIGH, NC (June 28, 2016) – Cheese Please! is back at the Raleigh Downtown Farmers market for a fifth year!  The Downtown Raleigh Alliance is excited to host the annual celebration of all things cheese in City Plaza tomorrow, Wednesday June 28 from 10 am – 2 pm.

The highlight of the event is a friendly grilled cheese cook-off among downtown Raleigh chefs.  Each chef will put their own twist on the classic grilled cheese sandwich in hopes of being crowned “Cheese Champ.”  Chef Clay McClinnham from Jimmy V’s Osteria & Bar is putting his title on the line against Chef Michael Rigot from Rye Southern Bar & Kitchen, Chef Amanda Haisley from Buku, Chef Andrew Klamar from Linus & Pepper’s, and Chef Gregg Hamm from P.G. Werth’s.  Marketgoers will be able to sample each of the chefs’ creations and vote for their favorite.

The competition will take place from 11:45 am – 1 pm. 

Local cheese vendors Hillsborough Cheese Company and Orrman’s Cheese Shop will also be on-site for the event.

Event-goers may purchase whole grilled cheese sandwiches from food truck American Meltdown while enjoying live music by Urban Soil Trio.

As always, the Market will host a variety of regular vendors, including North Carolina farmers, ranchers, nurserymen, bakers, specialty food producers, and craftsmen. 

The Market runs every Wednesday through September 28. For more information, please visit www.RaleighEatLocal.com.

Please note that Fayetteville Street will be closed between Davie and Lenoir Streets each Wednesday, through September 28, from 6 am – 4 pm for the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market.

Thank you to our sponsors and partners

Made Possible By:

BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina


Wellness Sponsor:

UNC Rex Healthcare


Onsite Sponsors:

Michelin Onsite

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Media Sponsor:

iHeart Radio




About Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA):
DRA is an award-winning nonprofit organization whose mission is to continue the revitalization of Raleigh’s downtown. The Alliance enhances the quality of life and positively impacts the economic success of downtown through six core services:  1. Safety, Hospitality & Clean Ambassadors; 2. Strategic Branding & Community Communications; 3. Events Production; 4. Retail Attraction & Merchant Promotions; 5. Strategic Partnerships & Stakeholder Engagement; and 6. Strategic Planning. For more information about DRA, please visit www.YouRHere.com.