The Art of Cheese Festival

September 29 – October 1, 2023
Madison, Wisconsin

Cheese Crawl to Cheese Ball, Art of Cheese Festival Has It All.
Art of Cheese is an exclusive, artisan cheese festival created for the
world’s biggest cheese lovers with events in and around Madison, Wisconsin.

Schedule and Events

Schedule and Events

Click on each date below to view the festival schedule

Travel and Info

Travel and Info


Click on each hotel below to receive special Art of Cheese hotel rates.

Hilton Madison Monona Terrace

9 East Wilson St
Madison, WI 53703

Hyatt Place Madison/Downtown

333 W Washington
Madison, WI 53703

AC Hotel Madison Downtown

1 N Webster St
Madison, WI 53703

Restaurants and Walking Tour

Restaurants and Walking Tour
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Dine around Madison at some of these delicious destinations with Wisconsin Cheese features all week long.

Walking Map of Art of Cheese Festival Restaurants


Wisconsin Cheese in dishes from Coastal Italy makes all the sense in the world. Amara is offering a small plate showcasing the richness of Uplands Pleasant Ridge cheese.

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Cadre recreates international flavors through the use of Wisconsin’s unique terroir. Widmer’s Brick Spread is the star of the dish they’ve whipped up in honor of the festival.

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Receive a FREE Fromagination insulated tote bag with a $100 purchase or a FREE Wisconsin cheese board with a $200 purchase. And register to win an Art of Cheese Gift Basket valued at $200.

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Heritage Tavern

Drop on down to the Heritage for their upscale farm-to-table cuisine and a special small plate Art of Cheese cheese board.

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Grab an Art of Cheese slice or two at this NY-style pizzeria.

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A classy step up from your classic pizza joint, Lucille is serving an Art of Cheese-themed pie featuring Sartori Rosemary Asiago as the specialty cheese.

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Pair a couple of craft cocktails with a Wisconsin Cheese cheese board featuring Roth Grand Cru Surchoix at one of the trendiest spots around the square.

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Plain Spoke Cocktail Co Tasting Room

Climb the stairs for a Wisconsin classic, the famous Brandy Old Fashioned, and enjoy it paired with Hill Valley Luna.

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Enjoy one or two expertly paired wines with Roelli Haus Cheddar or Marieke Mature Gouda.

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Wisconsin Cheese Mart

Get 10% off any cheddar aged 10+ years

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Youngblood Beer Co Taproom

Grab a pint of Kyle the Cat, an ESB (Extra Special Bitter) that’s delicately dry-hopped and, in this case, perfectly paired with Hill Valley Luna.

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What are the dates for the Art of Cheese Festival?

Events for the Art of Cheese Festival run from Friday, September 29th through Sunday, October 1st

Is there an age requirement for Art of Cheese events?

Wine and spirits go well with cheese, so only adults of legal drinking age (21 years old) or older will be allowed to attend ticketed events. Art of Cheese activities open to the public, however, like the Cheese Fair Off the Square and the Cheese Walking Tour, are intended for cheese lovers of all ages. 

Who can I contact if I have any questions about the Art of Cheese Festival?

Send an email to (Get it? Brie? The reciever will be happy to promptly respond to your inquiries.)


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