The two day event is being held at the Corn Exchange on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th February.
According to the Cheese Fest website, all four sessions on the Saturday are sold out. At the time of writing, there are still places available at three of the four Sunday sessions.
It is the first time that the festival has come to Edinburgh although it has been held already in several cities south of the border.
A Glasgow Cheese Fest is said to be taking place later this year. The dates and location have yet to be announced.
The lucky cheese-lovers who have tix for this weekend can look forward to some the UK’s best cheeses from the nation’s finest artisan producers, affineurs and cheesemongers.
Cheese Fest Edinburgh
While we’re confident that there will be plenty of farmhouse cheeses for sampling and purchasing, it won’t all be traditional.
Mozzarella sticks and halloumi fries are also promised.
There will also be street food vendors serving hot food.
We don’t want to spoil any surprises so we will reveal the following news very Caerphilly.
The actual line-up of street food has not been made available. However, we would take a guess and predict that the dishes on offer will include a wide selection of gourmet toasties plus several variations on mac ‘n’ cheese.
A bar and music will help jolly it all along. Obviously, we’re hoping that the music will mainly be R ‘n’ Brie.
Mention of the bar reminds us of the old gag: What does cheese like to drink? Morbier!?!?!
OK, will call an end to the cheese-tastic puns right there. We’ve milked it enough and it curd only get worse.
Tickets are £5 a head plus £1 booking fee. Ticket prices include sampling.