Eataly’s Winter Wine & Cheese Festival is back

Grab a friend and take a two-hour vacation in Italy.

Eataly wine and cheese festival.
Eataly wine and cheese festival. –Eataly

Now in its second year, Eataly’s Winter Wine & Cheese Fest is taking over the Italian market on Wednesday, Jan. 23, for two sessions of Italian indulgence. Attendees can choose from two different time slots — 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. — for an evening that includes sampling more than 15 types of local and Italian cheeses and bites, and more than 20 types of wine.

Get a wine education at Eataly’s Winter Wine & Cheese Fest. —Eataly

Tickets are $60, which is a lot more expensive than a bottle of wine from Trader Joe’s but definitely cheaper than a flight to Rome. A pass includes wine, cheese, and salumi samples, plus the opportunity to learn about each of the samples from the cheesemongers and winemakers at hand.


The Prudential market offers a number of events this winter, including the Après Ski Festival, which takes place on Thursday nights in January and February. Guests can purchase tickets to enjoy food inspired by the Italian Alps, along with a live DJ and Italian wine and beer.

Eataly’s Winter Wine & Cheese Fest; Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St, Boston; Jan. 23, 6 p.m.–8 p.m. and 7 p.m.–9 p.m.; $60