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!

Invited speakers and presenters. Check back for descriptions and schedules

Andi Eliott from Farmer Jane Soap 

Brenton Vasconcellos, Blue Ridge Mountain Creamery

Dan Silo from Saw Horse Restaurant

Brian Bermingham from Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Jessica Vedeler from Carolina Curd

Kurt and Emily Burritt from South Slope Cheese Co

Meg Chamberlain from Fermenti.

Spinning Spider Creamery

CMCF 2020 demos

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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!  

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 Curd

CMCF 2020 workshops

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Workshops take place on the main stage in the meadow.  

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

Stay tuned for descriptions and schedule - for now see what we offered 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.