Ten Favorite Arizona Summer Festivals and Adventures for Food, Wine, and Beer Lovers

Summer travel season is here -- so we've made you a list of food and drink adventures. It might be stretching it a bit to call them all day trips -- if you do attempt them, be sure to bring along a designated driver!

Cheesemaking Class at The Fossil Creek Creamery, Pine -- Just north of Payson (about an hour and half from Phoenix) in the little town of Pine sits one of Arizona's finest producers of goat cheese. The Fossil Creek Creamery at The Fossil Creek Ranch churns out creamy chevre and tangy havarti from the milk of their pampered goats. You can learn to make your own cheese every Friday and Saturday morning throughout the summer. Creamery owner and head cheesemaker John Bittner will assist you in making your own batch of chevre and teach you the ins and outs of cheddar and havarti. The class costs $95 per person and includes Ricki Carroll's book- Basic Cheesemaking. Class size is limited to six people. Call 928-476-5178 to save your seat.

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