The Great Northeast Cheese & Dairy Fest
Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
QUEENS NEVER SMELLED SO GOOD!
The Northeast's best cheese and dairy are coming to the Northeast’s best venue
The second annual Great Northeast Cheese and Dairy Fest takes place Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 at Flushing Town Hall. Artisanal creameries will showcase more than 75 exquisite artisanal cheeses from nutty sheep's milk tommes and sharp Cheddars to luscious triple cremes and tangy goat cheeses along with the finest wines and spirits.
Top New York City chefs, including Will Horowitz of Ducks Eatery/Harry & Ida's will prepare delectable dishes using the cheeses. Horowitz will be joined by Michelin-starred Chef Hugue Dufour of M. Wells Steakhouse, Chef Alfonso Zhicay of the acclaimed Queens restaurant Casa del Chef Bistro, Chef Humberto Guallpa of Calle Dao, and Chef Brian Hayford of Favela Cubana. Fine libations, including beer, wine, and cider will be paired with all the glorious cheeses and dairy offerings.
Here's what one of last year's guests had to say: "This was the inaugural fest of what I hope is many more to come in the future. Of course many north east cheese makers and mongers were the stars of the show...Overall, the event hit the right mix of vendors and had impressive offerings from most!"
Guests will have an opportunity to learn about the cheeses from both mongers and makers as well industry experts and representatives from the Cheese & Dairy Society of New York State. There will also be demonstrations and workshops including a primer on how to prepare the perfect cheese plate just in time for the holidays.
NYEE and CDSNYS are honored to feature Queens-based cheese expert Tia Keenan, author of the newly published book “The Art of The Cheese Plate: Pairings, Recipes, Style, Attitude,” as part of the evening’s program.
All-inclusive $60 tickets entitle guests to unlimited cheese sampling and beverage pairings plus tastings from the chefs.
Additionally, there will be a limited amount of first-come, first-serve $100 VIP tickets sold, which will allow exclusive access to special earlier culinary demonstrations and discussions about cheeses from acclaimed cheese experts. VIP guests will also have early access to the rest of the festival.
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NY Epicurean Events Inc.
New York Epicurean Events is a Catskill Mountains-based producer of premiere farm-to-table food and wine festivals and educational programs that pair the agricultural bounty—including grass-fed beef, organic produce, artisanal cheeses, smoked fish, and wines—from the region’s lush mountain valleys and fresh water streams—with New York City’s most innovative chefs and culinary artisans. Our goals include creating jobs, driving economic development by assisting family farmers and local artisans, and fostering culinary and agricultural tourism in the Catskill-Delaware New York City Watershed while exposing everyone from chefs and other culinary professionals to foodies and gourmets to delicious, fresh sustainable, and healthful foods.