When: Fri., November 11, 7-9 p.m.
The rundown: Every year, the Cheese School in North Beach hosts a bunch of California's cheesemakers to raise funds for the California Artisan Cheese Guild. Hobnob with the head cheesemakers from Cowgirl Creamery, Bellwether Farms, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese, Marin French, Cypress Grove Chevre, Laura Chenel, Nicasio Valley Cheese, Beehive Cheese, North Bay Curds and Whey, and more.
This year, you'll also get to eat grilled cheese champion (?) Michael Davidson's sandwiches and Maggie Ford's goat fudge, which is presumably more appetizing than it sounds. Artist Sita Bhaumik is creating a cheese-inspired piece for the event, and musician Larry Gallagher has composed an ode to fromage.
Tickets available on the Cheese School's website.