If a trip to Nashville might feature in your weekend plans, our friends at Sequatchie Cove Farms will meet you there at the 3rd Annual Southern Artisan Cheese Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 2:30 – 6 p.m. According to organizers, “Cheesemakers and food artisans from six states come together to celebrate the growing movement of handcrafted foods here in the South. Festival attendees sample any of hundreds of small-batch cheeses, cured meats, jams, breads, crackers, pickles, and more. The good folks who create these amazing foods are here to chat and will offer their goods for sale so you can take home your favorites. Regional craft beers and a selection of cheese-friendly wines are included with your ticket to sip while you nosh and socialize.”
The venue this year is the historic Neuhoff Building, 1319 Adams St., Nashville. But get your tickets in advance ($45, $80 VIP) because it’s always a sell-out. southerncheesefest.com/tickets
Sequatchie Cove also has muscadine grapes for the picking (make an appointment by calling 423-942-9207), and has a native plant sale going on as well. Sounds like it’s time for a road trip . . .