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1401 Marshall St, NE

Minneapolis, MN 55413

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Cheddar was the most popular cheese in the United States for 150 years, but how much do you really know about it? Can a cheese be both ubiquitous and under-appreciated? With Cheddar the answer is yes! We are fortunate indeed to have the acclaimed Gordon Edgar– author of Cheddar: A Journey to the Heart of America’s Most Iconic Cheese -- to guide us through a tasting a variety of styles of cheddars to see which ones we love the best, to learn about how cheddar came to dominate North American cheesemaking, and maybe even to hear a bit (just a bit!) of cheese poetry from the 1800s. Class includes tastes of nine cheddars, a signed copy of Cheddar, and a fabulous swag bag!

Please join us for this very special evening! We will be gathering at The Food Building, home to Red Table Meats and Baker's Field Flour and Bread. You will be sampling these artisinal products as well as other gems from the specialty food world, such as Quince and Apple fruit preserves. This event is BYOB! Bring something you will enjoy.

Gordon's bio: Gordon Edgar loves cheese and worker-owned co-ops, and has been combining both of these infatuations as the cheese buyer for San Francisco’s Rainbow Grocery Cooperative since 1994. Edgar has been a judge at numerous national cheese competitions, a board member for the California Artisan Cheese Guild, and has had a blog since 2002, which can be found at www.gordonzola.net. His latest book, Cheddar: A Journey to the Heart of America’s Most Iconic Cheese investigates America’s relationship with cheddar, why we love it, and the effect that cheese has had on the American food system. Edgar’s cheese memoir, Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge was published in 2010.

THIS JUST IN! Kieran Foliiard, the most charming Irishman in town, will be joining us! He will be pouring us samples of his very own whiskey, Two Gingers! This is getting better and better!



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