Friday night, I had the pleasure of heading back to my hometown, Petaluma, CA, to attend the Artisan Cheese Festival. The event kicked off with a fabulous and festive down-home barn dance. It was a wonderful change of pace from the past two years, where the opening party was held at a hotel. While an assortment of rich, creamy, and spicy cheese was clearly the highlight, the beautiful rolling hills and the rustic barn made for a stunning backdrop. Local brewery Lagunitas was also on hand pouring an endless river of IPA and pilsner.
To get a better look of the dance, check out all of my photos after the break.