Over the River and Through the Woods…

A cheesing we will go! This week’s email takes us out of the Lower East Side and ‘out the island’ from Williamsburg to Park Slope and beyond… There’s a slew of cheese-tastic events happening this month, and we want you to be there! Read on cheese lovers, and see what’s in store.

Monday, April 26th 7:00-8:30 pm
Stinky Cheese and Stinky Beer at Beer Table
$35 per person, for reservations purchase tickets online or call Beer Table

Join Justin Philips and Anne Saxelby for five pairings of off the beaten path beers with odoriferous cheeses. We’ll run the gamut from milder mannered to downright bawdy. We’ll spin some yarns about the cheese makers and brewers responsible for these wonderful fermented foods.

Saturday, May 1st 1:00-3:00 pm
‘Cutting the Curd’ cheese making class with Liz McAlister and Anne Saxelby at the Brooklyn Kitchen
$40 per person, for tickets visit The Brooklyn Kitchen

Anne Saxelby of Saxelby Cheesemongers is reuniting with her first teacher, Connecticut-based Greenmarket farmstead cheesemaker Elizabeth MacAlister from Cato Corner Farm to teach you the basics of cheesemaking. Using milk from Elizabeth’s happy grass-fed cows, we’ll go from milk to fresh cheese–observing the curdling process, cutting the curds, and learning how different styles of cheese are made. All while sampling a variety of finished cheeses and sipping NY State wine. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from two of the most knowledgeable artisan cheese experts around!

Wednesday, May 5th 7:00 pm until we’re all full…
Beer and Cheese Dinner at Buttermilk Channel
For reservations, $75 per person, call 718-852-8490 or email doug@buttermilkchannelnyc.com

Restaurateur Doug Crowell, chef Ryan Angulo, and cheesemonger Anne Saxelby have been scheming for a while to bring you Brooklynites (and everybody else too!) a beer and cheese dinner for the ages. We’ve collaborated on a four course fromaganza, all paired with beautiful, funky, and iconic American beers. At the end of the meal, you will walk away (in a more or less straight line) with a new appreciation for the marriage of hops and curds!

Sunday, May 16th 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
A Day A-Whey to Mecox Bay Dairy and Wolffer Estate Vineyard
For tickets, $95 per person, visit saxelbycheese.com

There are just a few spots left on our Day A-Whey to Mecox Bay Dairy and Wolffer Estate Vineyard! Don’t miss out on a day of farm-filled fun and cheesy adventures. Our Day A-Whey will take us out to Bridgehampton, Long Island, where we’ll tour Wolffer Estate Vineyard and Mecox Bay Dairy. Ticket price includes transportation, a delicious picnic lunch, and two amazing farm tours, not to mention all the sunshine and fresh spring air you can handle!

On this week’s episode of Cutting the Curd on the Heritage Radio Network, I interview Hilary Dennis about her thesis project, ‘Mapping New York City’s Milkshed’ Tune in for a fascinating half-hour that explains the hows and whys of Manhattan’s (and all the other boroughs too…) milk supply.

Until next week, eat cheese and be merry!

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