COVID-19 Consideration

We have rescheduled this year's festival to Sunday, October 18, 2020.  Ticket sales will resume this summer as long as our date stays viable.  All current ticket holders have been contacted via email.

If you have any questions or comments please contact the festival director, Katie Moore at  

Support WNC Cheese Trail Members


Below are ways to support our Trail cheese makers and other members during the Covid-19 crisis.

This is a critical time for our nation as we address the challenges presented by the Covid-19 crisis.  Top priority is to stay healthy and work to prevent the spread of Covid-19.  We also want the small businesses that are unique to our region, and an important part of our economy, to make it through.  We encourage you to review the suggestions below and help our Trail members in this time of need. 

Become a Cheese Fan

Join the WNC Cheese Trail and support our work.  Click HERE to learn how to become a member.

Buy Direct - check with our cheese makers to see how they're selling their products

Visit the WNC Cheese Trail Cheese Maker page on the Trail website.  There you'll find direct links to our local cheese makers.  Some are offering online sales w/shipment, others are offering online orders w/pick-up, and some are offering curbside pick up at their creameries.  Call first to see the best way for you to get your cheese fix!

ASAP Farmer's Market

For now there is still a chance to buy directly from some of our makers and local farmers by shopping at the ASAP Farmer's Market being held at AB Tech.  Be sure to check the ASAP website for up-to-date information.  

Follow the Trail on Facebook and Instagram

We're posting updates about all of our members and the creative, healthy ways they're making their products and services available.

FB: (WNC Cheese Trail)
Twitter: (WNC Cheese Trail)

CMCF 2020 rain or shine

please note: pets are not permitted at the fest

Tickets support the WNC Cheese Trail and are 

non-refundable.  Ticket sales will resume this summer.


We encourage carpooling and/or meeting friends at a local location and driving one car to the venue.

Free Off-site Parking and Shuttle Service offered at Oakley Elementary School (map) and Fellowship Asheville Church across Fairview Rd from the school.

Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest at Highland Brewing

12 Old Charlotte Highway, Asheville, North Carolina 28805, United States

tickets, vendors, workshops

there's more!



pairings & chef competition

pairings & chef competition

We always need hands-on-deck during the fest.  Currently we're searching for Lead Volunteers.  Visit our volunteer page to learn more.  We'll have more opportunities for volunteering in March.  Those who work a full shift get a free general admission ticket!


pairings & chef competition

pairings & chef competition

pairings & chef competition

Each year we offer three pairings and 2020 will be no exception.  We also have our annual chef competition where local chef's battle it out for two awards - the People's Choice Award and the Food Critic's Award.


the family tent

pairings & chef competition

the family tent

 Join us at the family tent for games and activities to satisfy the child in all of us.  Remember Mouse Trap?  How about Tic-Tac-Toe?  There's always a scavenger hunt, fun prizes to win and chances to make butter to take home!



questions or comments

Questions about the fest? Give us a shout!

12 noon early entry, 1 pm General Admission - rain or shine!

Please remember NO PETS are permitted at the festival

Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest at Highland brewing

12 Old Charlotte Highway, Asheville, North Carolina 28805, United States