Free cheese at the Cheeses of Europe event

We’re always all-in when it comes to cheese related things, especially tastings. This event, however, takes the cheese.

Head to Macy’s at Fashion Valley Mall on Friday, Feb. 19 and Saturday, Feb. 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. to get in on the goodness. There will be a large cheese tasting tent set up in front of the department store.

Here’s the low-down: This event is hosted by The Cheeses of Europe, a European Union-financed cheese board who promotes anything and everything that has to do with French cheese here in the United States. The organization hosts mass samplings of different cheeses for event-goers to try at pop-up events in Miami, New York, San Francisco, and now, San Diego. This cheese extravaganza will offer over 30 different types of cheeses to try and is free both to attend and taste.

The experience will aim to give the public a chance to learn about the textures, aromas and taste of specific cheeses, some of which participants may have never tried. There will also be demonstrations on how to plate cheese properly and how to integrate French cheese into a healthy lifestyle.

The French cheese variety at the event will offer a little bit of everything, featuring nutty cheeses like Mimolette, creamy Brie and Langres cheeses and buttery-tasting cheeses, such as Cantal. If any of the cheeses end up being too good to resist - don’t! All of the sample selections will be available for purchase at discounted prices.

Oh, and if you’re worried that you may need something hoppy to help wash down those savory cheeses, craft beer will be provided from a local, to-be-determined San Diego brewery.

For more information about the event or organization, visit

Macy’s at Fashion Valley Mall, 7007 Friars Rd., Mission Valley.

Source: DiscoverSD