Tickets

Cheese samples

Tickets

All events are rain-or-shine and no refunds are issued on ticket purchases. All festival attendees must purchase a ticket except for children 3 and under, who are free. Cheese & Cocktails class and Fromage a Trois party tickets may be purchased separately from festival tickets or in VIP packages. All event attendees must present valid ID.

New Cheese Events for 2019!

Cheese & Cocktails Class

Age 21+

$50

Wednesday, November 13, 20197-9 PMLocation TBA

An intimate class and guided tasting for 50 attendees taught by national cheese expert and author Liz Thorpe. Enjoy 5 cheeses paired with 5 different cocktails while learning about the makers, spirits and flavors that make each pairing great.

Fromage á Trois Party

Age 21+

$25

Friday, November 15, 20197-10 PMLocation TBA

Fromage á Trois pairs 15 New Orleans chefs with visiting cheesemakers in a competition to create a perfect bite using cheese. Guests sample all 15 bites and vote on their favorite, dance to tunes spun by DJ El Camino, and enjoy cocktail samples and a cash bar.

Fête des Fromages Festival: Saturday, November 16

Enjoy unlimited cheese and specialty food samples from participating sponsors, unlimited festival re-entry, entrance to The New Orleans Jazz Museum, live music and local chefs competing to crack open giant wheels of cheese.

VIP guests beat the crowds and have more intimate conversations with cheesemakers with early access at 11AM. This year there’s a new and improved outdoor VIP lounge with complimentary bar, snacks and swag. In addition, the first 200 VIPs can book a seat in a 45 minute cheese class with beverage pairing, so don’t delay!

The Big Cheese

VIP Ticket • Age 21+

$200

  • Admission to Cheese & Cocktails class Wednesday 11/13
  • Admission to Fromage á Trois party Friday 11/15
  • Early festival access at 11 AM
  • Improved outdoor VIP lounge with food and swag
  • Complimentary bar in the VIP lounge
  • Unlimited cheese and specialty food samples
  • Unlimited festival re-entry
  • Entrance to The New Orleans Jazz Museum
  • VIP cheese and beverage pairing class*

Cheese Boss

VIP Ticket • Age 21+

$150

  • Admission to Fromage á Trois party Friday 11/15
  • Early festival access at 11 AM
  • Improved outdoor VIP lounge with food and swag
  • Complimentary bar in the VIP lounge
  • Unlimited cheese and specialty food samples
  • Unlimited festival re-entry
  • Entrance to The New Orleans Jazz Museum
  • VIP cheese and beverage pairing class*

Cheese Fanatic

VIP Ticket • Age 21+

$130

  • Early festival access at 11 AM
  • Improved outdoor VIP lounge with food and swag
  • Complimentary bar in the VIP lounge
  • Unlimited cheese and specialty food samples
  • Unlimited festival re-entry
  • Entrance to The New Orleans Jazz Museum
  • VIP cheese and beverage pairing class*

*The first 200 VIPs to purchase tickets may book a seat in a 45-minute class during the festival featuring cheese and beverage pairings. Each session is limited to 50 seats. Claim yours while it's still available!

Cheese Lover

Age 21+

$65

  • Early access at 11 AM: Beat the crowds and have more intimate conversations with cheesemakers
  • 3 free drinks
  • Unlimited cheese and specialty food samples
  • Unlimited festival re-entry
  • Entrance to The New Orleans Jazz Museum

Cheese Enthusiast

Age 17+

Early Bird $30

  • Unlimited cheese and specialty food samples
  • Unlimited festival re-entry
  • Entrance to The New Orleans Jazz Museum

Petit Fromage

Ages 4-16

$10

  • Unlimited cheese and specialty food samples
  • Unlimited festival re-entry
  • Entrance to The New Orleans Jazz Museum
  • Children 3 and under are free