The Ultimate Cheese Fest Returns to NYC. It's Cheese Week!

The Ultimate Cheese Fest Returns to NYC. It's Cheese Week!

(©Damien Kuhn)

Step up your cheese game April 16-22 at the second annual Cheese Week. I don’t know about you but I’ve always been an unregistered cheesemonger: the different flavors, aging processes and—my favorite—(wine) pairings, I love it. But if you get overwhelmed by the Whole Foods cheese display, the multi-colored Everest of slices with varieties you've never heard of but are so anxious to try. Cheese Week is here to answer those cheese questions you were too embarrassed to ask like: How does Humboldt Fog get that perfect thin line of blue cheese? What does Camembert pair with? Why are there 12 different kinds of cheddar? At Cheese week, you’ll get a chance to watch chef demos, learn about wine and cheese pairings and more.

Cheese Week 2018 has released a schedule of events to celebrate all things Cheese. All of the events are open to consumers and provide an opportunity to explore cheese while tasting a variety of offerings from extraordinary producers. Though the festival is wildly popular in Paris (of course), 2018 marks the second year of the event here in NYC. Here is the 2018 schedule:


  • This is your chance to experience the newly redone 8th floor Home Store which will be dedicated to all things Cheese Week 2018!

Chef Demos:

Bloomingdale’s Fromage Fete

April 21 – Noon to 7 pm : Say Cheese! Join us for a fete of cheese, wine and spirit pairings that will get everyone in the mood to celebrate

  • Noon to 2 pm: Marc Bauer Demo

  • 1 pm: Arrival of Eric Bayer, Deputy Consul of France

  • 2 to 5 pm : Big Party with music at the eighth floor but also at the seventh floor tabletop department.

Join the culinary art shop Juliska on Saturday April 12 from 2-5 pm and taste their amazing cheese selection served on Juliska products. The brand makes hundreds of items in over a dozen categories for the table and home, all inspired by the joy of bringing people together and helping create a happy home.

  • 5 to 7 pm : Davil Lubell Demo

Dean & Deluca (560 Broadway, NYC)

  • April 16: Savencia Cheese demos in Madison and Soho

The other days, they will feature local cheese producers from New York and Connecticut with demos. Their cheesemonger in Soho will make fondue with their different gouda.

French Cheese Board

April 20 - 6:30pm to 8pm

  • Class is in Session!  Join Christel Vibrac for a tasting of Cheeses from Fromagerie Henri Hutin

This class includes tastings of Triple crème Belletoile, Brie Couronne Black Pepper, Brie Couronne Chives, Belletoile Garlic & Herbs, Belletoile Horseradish and Belletoile Original. Sign up at here.

Intercontinental New York Barclay Hotel

April 16 - 22

  • At the famed New York Barclay Hotel, the bar chef and chef have worked together to create a specialty cocktail Barclay Bees Knees to be served throughout CHEESE Week at the Gin Parlour.

  • The special cocktail accompaniment is a stuffed olive that features Emmi Kaltbatch Gruyere and Fennel Pollen Sausage.

  • Barclay Bees Knees: Beefeater Gin, Smoked Rooftop Honey, Fresh Lemon Juice $18.

Le District

April 16-22

  • Le District will offer $20 cheese plates with four cheeses of your choice, including Brie Couronne, St. Agur Blue, Ossau-Iraty, and Saint Andre with a custom wine pairing from Le District’s in-house sommelier, such as Franck Bonville Grand for the brie lover, Champagne Vollereaux to complement the blue cheese, Domaines Barons de Rothschild Legende paired with Ossau-Iraty, or Cap Corse paired with Saint Andre.

Murray’s Cheese

April 16-22

Demonstrations Daily - 3 to 6 pm

  • The Murray’s Cheese locations at 254 Bleecker Street and Grand Central Terminal will host demonstrations daily.

  • Murray’s Cheese Bar on Bleecker will offer customers wine and French cheese pairing options as specials in addition their regular menu.

April 19 - 6:30 to 8 pm

  • ‘Vive les Fromages’ a special class highlighting all of the wine, cheese and spirits sponsors will be held at the Bleecker Street location. This class is $85 per person and reservations can be made on


April 16-22

Demonstrations Daily – 3 to 6 pm:

  • April 17th – 2 to 6 pm: Join Emmi Cheese USA for a tasting of cheeses which included Kaltbach Cave-Aged Le Gruyere AOP and Der scharfe Maxx

  • April 19th – 2 to 6 pm: Join Savencia cheese USA for a tasting of Cheeses which included Montagnard, St. Agur, St Andre, Ile de France Brie, Esquirrou (Ossau Iraty), Severac.

  • April 20th – 1 to 4 pm : Join Christel Vibrac for a tasting of Cheeses from Fromagerie Henri Hutin which included Triple crème Belletoile, Brie Couronne Black Pepper, Brie Couronne chives, Belletoile garlic and herbs, Belletoile horseradish and Belletoile original.


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