Good company, lively entertainment and great cheese are all on the menu at the 2018 Cheesefest in Montclair. The event, sponsored by Fairfield-based Schuman Cheese, will allow community members to explore all things cheese, from how it’s made to the animals that make it possible. Cap off the afternoon with a refreshing beverage and some of the family-owned company’s most acclaimed cheeses. Even better, the event is for a good cause: proceeds will benefit the Montclair History Center.
The day will include a cheese sculpture taking shape throughout the afternoon; gourmet grilled cheese featuring Schuman’s popular specialty cheeses; a wheel cracking (an expert wielding special tools uses Old World techniques to break into a giant 90-pound wheel of cheese); petting zoo, featuring dairy-producing animals; demonstrations in the Montclair History Center’s hearth kitchen; and musical entertainment from the Watchung Mountain Riders.
When: 2-6 p.m., Sunday, May 20
Where: Montclair History Center’s Crane House and Historic YWCA,108 Orange Road, Montclair
Advance tickets and additional information can be purchased online at www.montclairhistory.org. Tickets are also available at the door.