Source: Flickr/ Jules Morgan Free Entry Cheese Festival in Tokyo 2017-11-10 Fri 2019-06-17 Mon Japan’s strengths when it comes to food are numerous. Their traditional cuisine is world famous and many of their eccentric innovations become viral hits. But as you know, they are not big on dairy. And we all know that cheese is amazing. Many expats living in Japan lament resigning themselves to a life of slightly sub-standard cheese. Tokyoite cheese lovers from all over the world can rejoice! For 11th of November is Cheese Day in Japan (apparently), making this weekend the perfect time to host the 26th annual cheese festival in Tokyo. 念願のチーズフェスタきた #チーズフェスタ #恵比寿 #チーズ #ビール #ワイン 最高に美味しい @miku3931がシェアした投稿 - 2016 11月 11 9:14午後 PST The event is free entry and includes cheese recipe contests, talk shows and obviously, a lot of cheese tasting including both Japanese and imported varieties. New Zealand dairy brand Fonterra are even offering a virtual reality experience which is somehow related to cheese. A look at the Instagram photos from last year's event also reveal that there may be an appearance by a slightly surreal looking mascot. Well, what event can't benefit from one of those? 一緒に記念写真も撮ってくれる！ #チーズフェスタ #昨日のこと #11月11日はチーズの日 #チーズ #買いまくった aymさん(@knmr323uck)がシェアした投稿 - 2016 11月 12 8:15午後 PST Event info- Location: Ebis303, 3rd floor (3 minute walk from the east exit of JR Ebisu station) Date: Saturday 11th November and Sunday 12th November 2017 (Doors open at 11am) Website: www.cheesefesta.com By - grape Japan editorial staff. Source:Cheese Festa / At Press / miku3931 / knmr323uck Tags: Cheese / Ebisu / Events / Festival / gourmet / Tokyo grape Japan Food Free Entry Cheese Festival in Tokyo Related Article Japan’s Most Beloved Bear Makes This Tokyo Bar Easy To Enter, Hard To Leave Eat To Your Heart’s Content At This Adorable Cat-Themed Cafe Open For One Week Only Usher in Early Fall with Kakigori Shaved Ice Topped with Shiro-Miso Cheese and Fig Sauce Return of the Cirque du Soleil to Japan with a Glorious Steampunk Fantasy Tokyo: a wonder of the modern world fed by its konbini The Thickest Tonkotsu Ramen In Japan!