'Cheese Week' Will Take Place in American Cities This February

By: Joey Haar - Feb 10, 2017
References: frenchcheeseboard & thedailymeal
'Cheese Week' is an inaugural event taking place in New York, Philadelphia, and cities around California. Beyond cheese in general, the weeklong celebration has a more specific focus: French cheeses.

French cheeses have long been considered some of the finest in the world, with dozens of the country's towns and regions having their own distinct varieties that are famous around the world. So well regarded are French cheeses that they've garnered a celebration halfway across the world.

Cheese Week gathers American chefs, cheesemakers, sommeliers, and cheese-lovers for tastings at various restaurants around the participating cities. These tastings are two-hour sessions hosted by some of France's top cheesemakers. The week is a response to Paris Cheese Day, which is a similar, one-day event that was recently celebrated for the second year in the French capital.