Schedule

The Merry Antoinettes

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, November 13

7-9 PM, The Sazerac House
Cheese & Cocktails: A Class for the Serious Gourmand

Join us for a delicious and informative class pairing 5 of the world’s best cheeses with 5 signature cocktails.

Taught by author and leading cheese expert Liz Thorpe, this class will get you primed for a weeks-long cheese deep dive.

Attendance is limited to 50, so get your tickets before they run out! 

This is a rain-or-shine, 21+ only event.

Friday, November 15

7-10 PM, The Cellar on Saint Louis
Fromage à Trois: Cheese, Chefs and Cocktails

The evening before the festival, dance, drink and eat cheese with New Orleans chefs and the world’s best cheesemakers!

Fromage à Trois will feature 15 chefs each making a “perfect bite” with a singular cheese. Enjoy each bite with signature cocktails or hit the cash bar before working off all that cheese on the dance floor.

Vote for your favorite bite – the winner will be announced at Fête des Fromages.

This is a rain-or-shine, 21+ only event.

Saturday, November 16

VIP 11 AM | Gates 12-4 PM
Fête des Fromages: The Country’s Biggest Cheese Festival

Taste more than 150 cheeses and meet two dozen cheesemakers from around the world. Enjoy unlimited cheese samples and purchase wine, beer, and cocktails of your choice. Hang out on the lawn and listen to New Orleans bands, or watch local chefs battle it out on stage in a race to break down giant wheels of cheese.

VIP ticket holders will enjoy early festival access, a Cheese 101 class (for the first 200 ticket holders) and a dedicated lounge with complimentary bar, snacks and swag.

Purchase tickets to these events individually or buy them in an all-inclusive VIP package.

Festival Schedule (Tentative)

11AM: Early opening for The Big Cheese, Cheese Boss, Cheese Fanatic and Cheese Lover ticket holders
 
12PM: Doors open for Cheese Enthusiast ticket holders
HARMONOUCHE on the main stage
Bordeaux Wine & Cheese Pairing VIP Seminar, Museum 3rd Floor (Register for this class when you buy VIP tickets.)
 
1 PM: Chefs battle it out to crack open giant wheels of cheese on the main stage
 
1:15 PM: Bordeaux Wine & Cheese Pairing VIP Seminar, Museum 3rd Floor (Register for this class when you buy VIP tickets.)
 
2 PM: Meschiya Lake and The Little Big Horns on the main stage
 
2:30 PM: Tuscan Wine & Cheese Pairing VIP Seminar, Museum 3rd Floor (Register for this class when you buy VIP tickets.)
 
3:15 PM: Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots on the main stage
 
3:45 PM: Tuscan Wine & Cheese Pairing VIP Seminar, Museum 3rd Floor (Register for this class when you buy VIP tickets.)