The International Cheese and Wine Fair has taken place every year in late March in Coulommiers since 1967. This agricultural fair promotes regional cheese and wine specialities. Around 350 exhibitors and craftspeople from the culinary trades set up stalls on the forecourt of the sugar factory for this occasion.
Over 60,000 gastronomes come to enjoy four days of celebrations, local product tastings and all kinds of activities. A big exhibition of livestock takes place in a friendly atmosphere. The International Cheese Fair also organises various contests such as the Coulommiers brie contest or the farm fresh dairy produce contest, not forgetting the very popular contest to guess “how much the cow Marguerite weighs", which is open to the public.