There’s a brand festival coming to Oxford County — and it celebrates all things cheese! While the 23 one-of-a-kind stops along the Oxford County Cheese Trail celebrate the region’s soft spot for cheese 365 days a year, the launch of Big Cheese Days on May 13th and 14th is taking things up a notch. The weekend includes tons on unique experiences not available on the year round trail experiences. Experiences like a tour of Mountain Oak cheese, cheese & wine pairings at Feast On Certified SixThirtyNine and more. Right here.“The operators that visitors will meet while they explore the Oxford County Cheese Trail are incredibly passionate about cheese and what it means for this region. Our hope is that Big Cheese Days’ special offers and experiences, and of course the incredibly delicious prize, will encourage more visitors to make the short trip to Oxford County to explore and enjoy a really one-of-a-kind experience.” says Meredith Maywood, Oxford County’s Tourism Specialist. Oxford County’s reputation as a world-class cheese producing region goes all the way back to 1866 when local cheese makers sent a 7300-pound wheel of cheese to the the New York World Fair and then onto Great Britain. The wheel, which was the equivalent of 66,200 servings of cheese, created quite an international stir and resulted in over 300,000 boxes of Oxford County cheese being shipped to Great Britain each year. One hundred and fifty years later, the region’s cheese is still capturing attention. In fact, 12% of the finalists in the Dairy Farmers of Canada’s 2015 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix were made by producers that can be found along the Oxford County Cheese Trail, including Bright Cheese and Butter Manufacturing Company, Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese, Local Dairy Products and Mountainoak Cheese. All that means this is going to be one gouda weekend for cheese lovers! Cheese lovers who taste and tour their way along the Trail on May 13th and 14th will also receive a ballot to enter to win a 4-pound wheel of Oxford Harvest from Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese. Where do we sign up?!