A Day A-Whey to Mecox Bay

This Week at Saxelby Cheesemongers

It’s finally that time of year! Saxelby Cheesemongers Announces Our First Day A-Whey trip to Mecox Bay Dairy and Wolffer Vineyard.

Sunday, May 4th, 2008
8:30 am to 7:30 pm

Bus departs from Saxelby Cheesemongers at 8:30 am sharp!

Saxelby Cheesemongers says: You don’t have to travel far from New York City to taste some of the finest wines and cheeses in the world! Cheese lovers, oenophiles, and just about anyone interested in sustainability, local farming, and good food will delight in this fabulous, farm-y excursion! Our Day A-Whey will begin at Wolffer Vineyard with a guided wine tasting and picnic lunch. Next, we’ll stop at Mecox Bay Dairy, a fourth generation family farm in Bridgehampton for a tour of their farm and creamery. And last but not least, if the weather permits (and we’re crossing our fingers it does!) we’ll visit at a local beach for a little stroll in the sun and sand. Oh, and did we mention that we’ll do the driving?? All you have to do is show up hungry!

A Day A-Whey starts with wine (as all good days a-whey should…) at Wolffer Vineyard. Daytrippers will have time to meander through the vines and see the beginnings of the wine making process in full bloom. Around noontime, we’ll convene on Wolffer’s beautiful terrace for a guided tasting and picnic lunch featuring five wines, an array of raw milk cheeses from Mecox Bay Dairy, and other local fixins from NYC Greenmarkets. Roman Roth, a German-born winemaker who studied winemaking all over the world before settling on Long Island to pursue his craft, produces excellent wine utilizing traditional and sustainable methods that highlight the loamy soil and mild climate of the East End of Long Island.

Next, we’ll head out to Mecox Bay Dairy, where Art Ludlow, farmer and cheese maker extraordinaire, will treat daytrippers to a tour of his farm. We’ll see how fruits and veggies, turkeys, pigs, and cows all play a part on this tiny, yet diverse family farm. Art will then lead us on a tour of his creamery and explain the oh-so-mysterious process that transforms raw milk into delicious cheese!

Finally, we’ll stop off at a local beach for a late-afternoon stroll and an opportunity to soak up some precious early summer sunshine; with the bus returning to the city by 7:30 pm

Couldn’t we all use A Day A-Whey?!

For tickets ($110) and further information, please visit:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/31953
http://www.saxelbycheese.com

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