More than 1,000 cheese lovers have descended on Providence for the American Cheese Society’s annual conference.
This is the first time in more than a decade that the national conference has come to New England.
Winners of the 2015 Cheese Competition will be on display at a cheese festival scheduled for Saturday. Norah Weiser from the American Cheese Society said the event will feature more than 1,700 different types of cheese.
“To really have all of these cheeses representing the entire nation is really what’s unique because you might visit a state and you might try cheeses in that state. But here, you can be in Providence, Rhode Island and you can try cheeses from every state,” said Weiser.
The festival also features food and drink pairings including beer, wine, and meat.