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Fête des Fromages

  • 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70116
  • 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70116
  • 400 Esplanade Ave.
    New Orleans, LA 70116

Calling all cheese and wine connoisseurs: the Inaugural Fête des Fromages is November 17 at the New Orleans Jazz Museum from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For one day only, indulge in fine wines and artisan cheese from various parts of the world at the only cheese festival in the South. Hosted by the French American Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Coast, this fall festival will feature international, domestic and Louisiana cheese samples. Red, white, and rosé wine imports from Europe will be available for pairing along with craft beers, ciders and an assortment of waters.

In addition to cheese samples, Fête des Fromages will also present Le Marché, an onsite retail shop. Guests will be able to purchase cheese, cheese boards, coolers and more.

Held on the grounds of the New Orleans Jazz Museum, formerly known as the Old U.S. MintFête des Fromages will feature live chef demonstrations, Cheese 101 seminars and wine pairings with world-renowned cheese expert Liz Thorpe and French cheg Alex Miles, local restaurants preparing delicious cheesy bites and a live music stage.  

Musical entertainment includes Joel Hitchcock-Tilton and DJ Raj Smoove. The Merry Antoinettres will be strolling through the festival grounds to add some French 18th century flare.

“Fête Rouge” general admission tickets for Fête des Fromages are $25 for early-bird pricing until Oct. 15 and $30 after. Rouge admission includes unlimited cheese samplings, unlimited festival reentry and entrance to the New Orleans Jazz Museum. 

“Fête Blanche” (Adult Only) tickets at $65, early admission at 10 a.m. Inclusive of unlimited cheese samplings, two wine/beer/cider tickets, a Formaticum cheese tasting notebook, unlimited reentry, entrance to the New Orleans Jazz Museum, a complimentary cooler bag and bottled waters.

“Fête Bleue” VIP (Adult Only) tickets at $125, early admission at 10 a.m. Inclusive of unlimited cheese samplings, VIP lounge with light brunch, one pre-registered seminar/Cheese 101 class with wine pairing, a Formaticum cheese tasting notebook, unlimited reentry, entrance to the New Orleans Jazz Museum, a complimentary cooler bag and unlimited wine, beer, ciders and bottled waters.

TIckets can be purchased here

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New Orleans Jazz Museum

Celebrates jazz in the city where it was born. Through dynamic interactive exhibits, multigenerational educational programming, research facilities and engaging musical performances, the music New Orleans made famous...