Denver Grilled Cheese Festival

Mile High Station  |  2027 Old West Colfax Ave  |  Denver, CO, 80204

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Eat. Drink. Help Children.

21+ Only

Wednesday, November 14 | 6-10PM | Mile High Station

Eat your heart out for a good cause! At Denver Grilled Cheese Fest, taste Denver’s finest grilled cheeses, drink craft beers and cocktails, and support child literacy by raising money for The Imagination Library of Denver. Has fundraising ever been so fun?

VIP Admission: 6PM

  • Unlimited grilled cheese samples and snacks
  • Unlimited boozy (or not) beverages
  • Commemorative glass
  • Vote for your favorite grilled cheese in the People’s Choice award
  • Early entrance
  • Private access to specialty pairings
  • Cheese-y cookbook
  • Melty, gooey feelings: Your ticket bought 50 books for a child!

VIP-only Pairings: Edible Beats (the geniuses behind Linger, Root Down, and several of Denver’s other finest restaurants) will team up with Stranahan’s to match craft cocktail with craft cheese, while Mead St. Station partners with Odell Brewing to make your beer and sandwich dreams come true. Live that Cheesy Good VIP life!

General Admission: 7PM

  • Unlimited grilled cheese samples and snacks
  • Unlimited boozy (or not) beverages
  • Commemorative glass
  • Vote for your favorite grilled cheese in the People’s Choice award
  • Warm, fuzzy feelings: Your ticket bought 22 books for a child!

More than 15 of Denver’s finest chefs will compete for The Meltdown, an award for the best grilled cheese in Denver. Our celebrity judge is none other than State Representative, the Hon. Leslie Herod!

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FOOD & BEVERAGE PARTNERS

Spice Trade Brewing

Republic National Distributing Company

Edible Beats

Stranahan’s

Odell Brewing

Mead Street Station

Michael Jodoin

KetelOne Botanical

State 38 Distilling

Rocky Mountain Soda Co

Hale Hau Shaved Ice

Cabot Cheese

Quiznos

Oskar Blues Brewery

Cheese Please

The Corner Office

Vine Street

Stanley Beer Hall

Euclid Hall

Briar Common

Bistro Georgette

The Berkshire Restaurant

Dunbar Kitchen & Bar

The Whiskey Biscuit

Ratio Beerworks

White Claw

The Pig & The Sprout

Steuben’s Food Service

What Would Cheesus Do?

Voodoo Doughnut

Follow us for more cheesy goodness (and cheesy puns).

PURPOSE

Denver Grilled Cheese Fest ticket sales, sponsorships, and other proceeds benefit Imagination Library of Denver, the local affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Every month we give high-quality, age-appropriate books to children from birth until age 5, regardless of their family’s income. Up to $30 of your ticket is tax-deductible. Additional donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Imagination Library of Denver is a registered 503(c)3 charitable organization. Tax ID# 47-1630330.

MISSION

To increase access to age appropriate books and promote kindergarten readiness.

GOALS

We’ve expanded our service area from 80205 to include 80220 and 80211 in just three years! Help us grow Imagination Library of Denver to the entire city of Denver (and beyond) by supporting the Denver Grilled Cheese Fest. Giving back to our community is just a grilled cheese away.