This festus of cheese showcases the food, the philosophy, and the people who love it. Learn firsthand from Washington’s premier curdmongers about their craft, then sample the fruit (dairy?) of their labors. Admission includes infinity cheese samples plus three beer/wine/hard-cider tastes (with more available for purchase), as well as bites of locally made bread, crackers, honey, and jam. It all benefits the Cascade Harvest Coalition. (Seattle Design Center, 5701 Sixth Ave S,, noon–6 pm, $35 adv/$40 DOS, 21+)