It's a fact that Vermont has more cheesemakers per capita than any other state. On Sunday, show up at the Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms for a meet-and-eat with more than 40 of Vermont's 50 cheese producers. Attendees can sample 200-plus of the state's finest cheeses and other artisan products, plus beer, wine and cider. Want to be more fromage savvy? Check out the workshops, cheesemaking demos and cooking classes, too.
Vermont Cheesemakers Festival Sunday, July 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms. $20-100. Info, 866-261-8595, vtcheesefest.com.
More food events
Homemade Summer Salsa: Classic Pico de Gallo Learn to make salsa fresca, also called pico de gallo, at the new Kismet Place wellness center. Thursday, July 13, noon-1 p.m., Kismet Place, Williston. $12. Info, 495-0657, kismetplace.com.
Patio Grand Opening Bash Drink beer poured over scoops of Shy Guy Gelato at Switchback's celebration of summer and the unveiling of its new patio. The employee-owned brewery will host the White Buffalo Food Company's truck, and offer lawn games such as cornhole and giant Jenga. Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16, the Tap Room at Switchback Brewing, Burlington. Cost of food and drink. Info, 651-4114, switchbackvt.com.
Hiroshige's 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road Sip tea and sample chef Richard Witting's creations at the last in this series of dinners. The meals are inspired by a collection of Japanese woodcut prints that depict the journey from Edo to Kyoto. Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16, 4-9 p.m., Setting Sun Teahut, Plainfield. $65. Info, 223-8604.