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Cheese Seminars at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

A long platter of fruits, cheeses and crackers

Discover a few delicious cheese-paring secrets from some world-class fromagers at this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!

4 blocks of dry aged cheese on a cutting board

Become an International Cheese Whiz

Master the “wheys” of the world by nibbling around a flavor wheel of carefully curated international cheeses.

During each seminar, guest cheesemakers will explain the major aromas, textures and flavor levels of your favorite cheeses—from Asiago to Zamorano. Attendees can sample artisanal selections paired with complementary wines, craft beers and other beverages while learning about the distinct nature of each featured region.

General Event Details
  • Chef’s Showcase at the Festival Center
  • Select Saturdays from 9:45 AM to 11:15 AM
  • $89 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included
Dates in 2017
  • September 2, 16 and 30
  • October 7, 14 and 28
  • November 11

Please note: this event has one seating option. Epcot admission is not included with the event ticket. Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 years of age and older. All events are subject to change or cancelation without notice.

A set of tongs sits on top of seasoned crumbles of semi soft cheese

Say “Cheese!” to These Experts

Ripen your acumen for all things cheese at 7 diverse seminars led by notable cheese experts. From France and Italy to the United States, experience the difference in cultures!

  • French Cheeses and Wines
    Hosted by Max McCalman
    September 2, 2017
    Savor a classic assiette de fromage accompanied by a variety of elegant French wines famous around the world.

  • Italian Cheeses and Wines
    Hosted by Tonda Corrente
    September 16, 2017
    Enjoy Italian vini and formaggi pairings that provide a delicious glimpse into the country’s noble yet rustic lifestyle.

  • Mediterranean Cheeses and Wines
    Hosted by Erin Hedley
    September 30, 2017
    Taste amazing wines and cheeses deeply rooted in ancient Mediterranean diets as well as culture.

  • Old World Cheese Classic Cheese
    Hosted by Max McCalman
    October 7, 2017
    Experience delightfully unique pairings of Europe’s most acclaimed wines and cheeses from various regions across the continent.

  • The Great Cheese and Wines of the United States
    Hosted by David Gremmels
    October 14, 2017
    Summon your inner wine and cheese connoisseur with some of the finest selections produced in America.

  • Great British Cheeses and Aless
    Hosted by Max McCalman
    October 28, 2017
    Learn how traditional British cheeses and ales pair in perfect harmony, something loyal fans have known for decades.

  • Season’s Best Cheeses and Wines
    Hosted by Max McCalman
    November 11, 2017
    Sample autumn’s top seasonal cheeses, both domestic and imported, for a pièce-de-résistance pairing that closes the Festival on a highly delectable note!

Please note: all events and hosts are subject to change or cancelation without notice.

2 wedges of blue cheese along with their crumbles on a cheeseboard

Make a Reservation Today!

For reservations, please book online or by calling (407) 939-3378. But don’t delay—the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival runs from August 31 to November 13, 2017. Be sure to book your reservation now!

Please note: advanced reservations are highly recommended, as this event fills up quickly. In addition, Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

A smiling couple hold cups of craft beer near a kiosk as a Cast Member looks on

ID Requirements to Purchase Alcoholic Beverages

Learn which type of identification you should bring to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

Guests must be 21 years of age or older to purchase alcoholic beverages at any establishment in the state of Florida—including Walt Disney World Resort and Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. Alcohol will not be served to anyone who does not present valid identification upon request. The following forms of ID will be accepted as proof of age:

  • U.S. state driver’s license (includes U.S. territories*)
  • U.S. state ID (includes U.S. territories*)
  • U.S. military ID
  • Original passport
  • Copy of passport (either on paper or captured on a mobile device), along with a government-issued photo ID** that verifies the person and birth date shown on the copy
  • NEXUS card issued by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (Canadian Guests only)

Please note: Visitors from outside the United States are required to present both a valid passport and another form of government-issued photo identification from their country of origin.

For all questions concerning our identification requirements, please call (407) 939-6244. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

*U.S. territories include Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa.

**Foreign driver’s licenses or ID cards are not acceptable by themselves.

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