Cheese and Meat Festival hits North Van on November 6

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      The first ever Vancouver Cheese and Meat Festival took place on September 17, 2016, at Vancouver's Terminal City Club, and featured local and international cheese and meat from over 40 vendors, paired with a large selection of wines, beers, and ciders.

      “Essentially, the goal of this festival is that visitors can come out with more knowledge of cured meats and cheese,” festival producer David Bain told Straight food writer Tammy Kwan at the time.

      Five years later, the Vancouver Cheese and Meat Festival is taking place over in North Vancouver, at the Pipe Shop, on November 6.

      "Upon entry you will be handed a charcuterie board to take home and a wine glass," reads the event info on the festival website. "From there you can walk around the venue sampling from our amazing artisan food and beverage vendors.

      "Each vendor is there to guide you through their creations while suggesting pairing ideas with vendors around them. The Festival highlights the best in artisan foods and their pairings. Our focus is cheese and meat but our roots are all forms of food and beverage."

      Tickets for the lunch (11 am), afternoon (3 pm), and evening (7 pm) tastings are $94.93, and you can find them here.