The Birthplace of Beer Cheese

Winchester-Clark County is the birthplace of beer cheese, which originated here nearly 75 years ago. The sharp cheddar spread is a regional favorite served as a dip for vegetables or crackers or as a flavorful ingredient in many dishes.

Today, we proudly host the Beer Cheese Trail – home to fifteen beer cheese stops, plus the annual Beer Cheese Festival – held the second Saturday each June. Held in historic Downtown Winchester, the Festival celebrates commercial and amateur beer cheese makers and offers food, drink, and entertainment for the entire family, plus a wide variety of local arts and crafts vendors.