CMCF 2020 demos and workshops

Make sure to schedule time to attend a workshop or stop by one of the demo booths while at the fest.

Each year we offer an assortment of interesting demonstrations and workshops free to everyone who purchases an entry ticket.  Check the schedule below for descriptions and times and then plan accordingly!

CMCF 2020 demos


Demos take place in the meadow.  They will be on our map and schedule posted at the festival.  Check the schedule and then belly on up to the demo booth at the fest!  

Confirmed Presenters for 2020 - check back for additional presenters, descriptions and the schedule

Andi Eliott from Farmer Jane Soap 

Kurt and Emily Burritt from South Slope Cheese Co

Dan Silo from Saw Horse Restaurant

Meg Chamberlain from Fermenti.

Jessica Vedeler from Carolina Curds

See who joined us in 2019

Holy Cow - Raw Milk Recipes and Discussion - Kate Lane from Homemade in Marshall (Demo Booth 1, 1:15 p.m.)

Wood working - Making a wooden cheese board with Mike McClinton  (Demo Booth 2, 1:45 p.m.)

Making Goat Milk Soap - Andi Eliott from Farmer Jane Soap (Demo Booth 1, 2:30 p.m.)

Cooking with Ricotta - Mary Spivey (Demo Tent 1, 3:45 p.m.)

Charcuterie –  Visit PJ from Chop Shop Butchery at the Demo booth to learn about this ancient art (Demo Booth 2, 3:55 p.m.)

Creating the Perfect Cheese Board  -Tommy Trull,  Specialty Department Manager at Earth Fare in Fort Mill  (Demo Booth 2, 12:30 & 2:50 p.m.)

CMCF 2020 workshops


Workshops take place on the main stage in the meadow.  

We're confirming our 2020 Workshops - check back for workshop descriptions and schedule

See who we had in 2019

Delicious Stovetop Flatbread - Using the best locally sourced ingredients, Dov Deustachio from the Little Round Farmhouse in Old Fort, NC will demonstrate how to make a flat bread you could easily make on your kitchen stove top at home. Come sample this amazing bread topped with local honey from Asheville Bee Charmer and homemade butter! Learn how you can use the most basic ingredients to make the most fantastic meals. 

Where: Main Stage, the Meadow

When: 1:30 p.m.

Getting Fresh - Learn how fun and easy it is to make your own fresh cheese!  Join Jessica Vedeler as she shows you the steps to make several fresh cheeses including Queso Blanco. 

Where: Main Stage, the Meadow

When: 2:30 p.m.

Fermenting Foods for Good Health - Join Fermenti to learn the benefits of fermented foods.  Meg Chamberlain from Fermenti will teach about the history of fermented foods, how fermentation is different from pickling, and most importantly why fermented foods have traditionally been a component of cheese boards.  

Where: Main Stage, the Meadow

When: 3:30 p.m.

remember to show up a few minutes before the workshop to secure a spot.