Love wine and cheese? A new cheese fest, Fete Des Fromages, debuts on Saturday

A new festival all about cheese lands on the November festival lineup. Fête des Fromages will bring more than 100 artisan cheeses from around the globe to the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S Mint on Saturday, Nov. 17.

The festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Thousands of cheese and wine lovers from around the region can sample everything from chèvre to Brie to blue cheese. A selection of French wines will also be served, along with craft beer, hard cider, spirits and specialty waters.

The French American Chamber of Commerce’s Gulf Coast chapter hosts the new festival to showcase an international array of cheese makers, importers and distributors in a festival unlike any other in New Orleans.



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Festival-goers can also enjoy local music along with their wine and cheese. The music lineup includes Jayna Morgan and the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band, Naydja CoJoe and the Langiappe Section, The Tumbling Wheels, Robin Barnes and The Fiya Birds, Bon Bon Vivant, The Merry Antoinettes, DJ Raj Smoove and a Eartha Kitt tribute by Anais St. John.

Other highlights will include chef demonstrations and booths presented by local restaurants serving cheesy specialties from across the region. Chef Alex Miles of Dijon, France, will host seminars on the history of the origin of cheese in France, paired with wines. St. James Cheese Company will be presenting an online retail shop and a cheese wheel cracking competition.

Early bird tickets are available until Oct. 15 at $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 4 to 16. Kids ages 3 and under enter free. After Oct. 15, ticket prices increase to $30 for adults and $12 for children. VIP tickets are also available for purchase.

For more information, visit the Fête des Fromages festival website.