say cheese fest chicago

Say Cheese Fest Chicago

Due to popular demand, we added a Spring version of our cheesiest festival.

Say Cheese Fest presented by Social Power Hour is a social event that highlights restaurants and retailers that serve the cheesiest products.

General admission tickets receive tastes from numerous cheese vendors and 5 sponsored drink tickets for either the morning (11am-1pm) or afternoon (1pm-3pm) session.

Our event benefits our charity partner, Fight2Feed. #SayCheeseFest with your favorite cheesy eats!

2017 Vendors:

  • Noodles & Company
  • Saxon Creamery (2017 Big Cheese Award Winner)
  • Cheesewich
  • Philly Bros
  • Knife & Tine
  • Big Fork Brands
  • Essentia Water
  • Getaround
  • BAI
  • Chiro One Wellness Centers
  • Food News Today
  • FEW Spirits

The event is 21+ only. All sales are final.

Frequently Asked Questions

What restaurants are participating? 

Each year, our participating restaurants change. We’ll add participants to this page and/or social media, as we receive them. Please take a look at our past participants and types of food to give you a sense of the event.

What types of food are served? 

Say Cheese Fest is a social event that samples bites that include cheese or pair well with cheese. There may or may not be vegetarian options. As a social event, we anticipate people will network, take selfies with their eats and “Say Cheese” with friends and cheesy bites. Past samples include Mac & Cheese, Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese, Bacon Mac & Cheese, Cheesy Potatoes, Philly Cheesesteaks, Cheese Pizza, Sausage Pizza, Crostini, Gouda, Eli’s Cheesecake, Cheese Quesadillas, Bacon Sausage Queso Dip and more!

How many samples will I receive?

You’ll receive one sample ticket for each food vendor. We typically host between 8-10 food and drink vendors, aas our goal is for you to experience each vendor at our event to discover something new opposed to picking and choosing from a food court or indulging or deciding what to eat at an all-you-can-eat buffet.

What’s the difference between session 1 and session 2? 

Typically, none. Occasionally, vendors will only participate in one session.

What’s the refund policy?

All sales are final.

How can I contact the organizer with further questions?



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