Community Event

Cheese is EVERYTHING, and when you grill it, the world is a measurably better place to be in. Welcome to the festival that brings you the best gourmet grilled cheese anywhere for an evening that is sure to leave you feeling full and satisfied.

Sample grilled cheese bites both large and small made by local chefs and participating restaurants in an array of styles. Don’t miss out on your chance to try them all and vote for your favorites!

In between grilled cheese bites, sample beer from a variety of local breweries.

Keep an eye on the event page for the latest updates on chefs, restaurants and breweries, as new ones are announced.

Tickets on sale now:

This is a 21+ event.

The Boise Grilled Cheese Festival is proud to support The Good Samaritan Home. The Good Samaritan Home opened its doors in January 1942, serving nine men and women, who may not have had another place to call Home because they were identified as “less fortunate.” Our mission has never changed in 75 years, we provide one program, one project, one mission, to provide a Home for the less fortunate. Visit for more information.


What happens if it rains?
The Boise Grilled Cheese Festival happens rain or shine.

Are kids allowed?
No. This event is for ages 21+ only.

Are gluten free and vegan options available?
No, this is not an allergen-free event. Additionally, we give our chefs and restaurants complete creative freedom over the dishes they prepare so that they can create something that represents their style. For that reason, we are unable to guarantee any dairy-free or gluten-free grilled cheeses. However, in the past, there have been ample meat-free options.

What restaurants will be there?
Restaurants will be announced via email, Instagram, and Facebook in the weeks leading up to the event.

How do I get involved?
Email for more information.

How do I get a refund?
Tickets are non-refundable.

Are tickets transferrable? Can I sell them or give them to a friend? Can I buy tickets from someone else?
Tickets are transferrable. You may sell or give your tickets to someone else, but please make sure they are over 21 years of age. The names on the tickets don’t have to match. However, if you would like to change the names and have them re-sent to the new attendee, we can help! Please email us at

You can certainly buy them from someone else, but please be aware of scammers that are trying to sell fake tickets. Before you buy, you can verify that the tickets are legitimate by contacting us. We will be happy to help! Our email is (not .com)