Great Mac & Cheese Bake-Off


Great Mac & Cheese Bake-Off

November 30, 2019, 10 a.m. - 5p.m.

Tickets: $50 per person / $40 for designated driver.


On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, America’s favorite comfort food gets an upgrade with help from celebrated Northern Michigan chefs. Nine top local restaurants each partner with one winery to create a perfect mac & cheese and wine pairing. Participants get to vote for the best pairing, cheesiest, and people's choice. This annual event boasts friendly rivalries and has created its own loyal following. Don’t hesitate to purchase tickets, this event sells out every year! 

Additional questions can be directed to Peninsula Cellars at 231.223.4050.

How it works:

Tickets will go on sale 60 days prior to the event date. Tickets include a souvenir glass and plate, a 3-ounce serving of gourmet Mac & Cheese at each of the nine wineries, plus at least 1.5-ounces of paired wines at each winery.

Designated Driver tickets are also available for purchase. DD ticket holders do not receive a souvenir glass, but do receive the souvenir plate, food, and non-alcoholic beverages.

When you purchase your ticket, you will choose your starting winery location. Your plate and souvenir wine glass will be waiting for you at this location. After you leave your chosen winery starting point, you can select which tasting rooms you would like to visit during the event, in the order of your preference.

If you would like to schedule and purchase transportation for your group, please click the link for Traverse City tour companies & transportation below. The wineries will not provide guests any type of transportation.

All event recipes will be emailed to ticket holders following the event. They will also be available on this website. While we aim to provide a diverse selection of recipes, we cannot guarantee that recipes will meet the dietary restrictions of all guests.

The Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula encourage you to drink responsibly.

Tickets are non-refundable. Transportation not included in ticket price.

Links to more information:

2018 Recipes 

Map of the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula

Traverse City Wine Tours & Transportation