Next weekend is the 16th cheese festival at Gualdo in the Macerata province. There will be locally-made cheeses as well as cheeses from all over Italy; workshops; tasting of Marchigiani wines; cheese tastings; street performers and musicians; stalls selling porchetta, Ascolani olives, grilled sausages, artisan beer; performances by the local school children; dinner on Saturday night and lunch on Sunday at Osteria "Odissea nello Sfizio" with a degustation menu (by reservation only. Call 339 7131810).
The festival starts at 10am on Saturday and 9am on Sunday....but just remember that they are Italian times!!