Farm Trips, movie premieres, and milk exposés… this week Saxelby Cheesemongers is taking you from the barnyard to the red carpet, and back again to some muckraking (or should we say milk-raking) conversation. Read on fromage-o-philes, this is not your typical week in cheese!
A Day A-Whey to Mecox Bay Dairy and Wolffer Estate Vineyard
Sunday May 16th 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
For tickets ($95) visit saxelbycheese.com
Our Day A-Whey to Mecox Bay Dairy and Wolffer Estate Vineyard is nearly sold out, however we still have a few spots available! If you’ve been on the fence about heading out to the farm, hop off and get yourself out of the city and into the barnyard! The weekend weather is looking sunny and fine, the food and wine will be fantastic, and the cows are a-waiting. Why wait till Memorial Day?! Have yourself A Day A-Whey with Saxelby Cheesemongers this weekend!
Wo Ai Ni Mommy New York City Premiere
Friday, May 14th 6:45 pm
For tickets ($9-$11) visit asiasociety.org
This Friday night, we’re dimming down the cheese and raising the curtain for an incredible film premiere at the Asia Society! Saxelby Cheesemongers is proud to invite you to the New York City premiere of Wo Ai Ni Mommy (I Love You Mommy), a documentary film by Stephanie Wang-Breal. Winner of the ‘Best Documentary Film’ award at San Francisco’s Asian American Film Festival, Wo Ai Ni Mommy is the compelling story of a young Chinese girl’s journey from an orphanage in Guangzhou, China to a Jewish American family in Long Island. Filmmaker Stephanie Wang-Breal follows Donna Sadowsky to Guangzhou to adopt the eight-year old Fang Sui Yong, who is now Faith Sadowsky. The film documents the emotional confusion, language barrier, and cultural shock experienced by little Faith, as well as the struggles and joy experienced by the family.
And last but not least, a little cheese and dairy politics. Tune in to this week’s milk-raking, eye-opening episode of Cutting the Curd as I have the privilege to interview John Bunting, dairy farmer, activist, blogger, and historian. John knows the ins and outs of America’s dysfunctional dairy system better than just about anybody else, and was willing (luckily for us!) to disseminate that knowledge over the old internet-waves of the Heritage Radio Network. Why does local milk cost twice or even three times as much as supermarket milk? Why have most of New York’s dairy farms disappeared? Who’s in charge of the price of milk, and who’s really making money in the dairy industry? Hint: it’s not the farmers…. Listen in and find out!
‘Till next week, eat cheese, watch movies, get the low down, and be merry!