Pike Place Market Cheese Festival
The second annual Pike Place Market Cheese Festival is this May 18th through the 20th.
Last year was the first and was terrific. A caution: Go well before noon as that's when the stroller crowd comes out and grid locks the event.
We went at about 11:00 last year, and it was just miserable. So crowded you could hardly get to the cheese. I'd go as early as you can. The cheese was great, though. And I'm going to bring water this time, because the cheese dries your mouth out in no time, making it hard to enjoy.
We had the same experience that pman did. Last year's event was highly disorganized and frustrating for myself and the folks around me, who I got to know well as we were stuck in foot traffic gridlock often. Much better to hit Beecher's or The Cheese Cellar on a weekday and sample various cheeses to your heart's content and have your questions answered without being jostled about!