Oysters and cheese… Two of our favorite things featured in two fantastic events! Saxelby Cheesemongers is shucking our way seaward at this Sunday’s New Amsterdam Market Oyster Saloon, and getting ready for our first Day A-Whey trip of the year out to the North Fork of Long Island!
That’s right…it’s the email everyone’s been waiting for! Spring is in the air, and it’s time for our first Day A-Whey trip of the season! Saxelby Cheesemongers is teaming up with Taking Root to bring you a briny, cheese-filled trip out to Long Island’s North Fork. We’ll sip some fine wine at Bedell Cellars Winery, enjoy a lavish picnic lunch featuring local goat cheese from Catapano Dairy, and pay a visit to Noank Aquaculture Cooperative at Peconic Land Trust’s Shellfisher Preserve to learn about (and taste!) delicious Long Island oysters! Sit back, relax, and let us do the driving! All you have to bring is your appetite…
A Day A-Whey: Peconic Pearls!
Daytrip to Bedell Cellars Winery and Noank Aquaculture Cooperative
Our trip will depart from the historic Essex Market on a chartered coach. The first stop on our Day A-Whey will be Bedell Cellars Winery, a 30-year-old sustainably farmed and family owned estate vineyard and winery. Guests will have the chance to take in the scenery and taste a variety of wines from the vineyard, accompanied by a picnic lunch including cheeses from Long Island’s very own Catapano Dairy and an array of other goodies from Sullivan St. Bakery bread to Greenmarket salads.
After lunch, the Day A-Whey continues with a stop at Noank Aquaculture Cooperative at Peconic Land Trust’s Shellfisher Preserve.Working to conserve Long Island’s working farms and natural landscape, the Cooperative uses their facilities for shellfish aquaculture research and education.Farmer, Karen Rivara will give us a tour and teach us about aquaculture and the importance of oyster conservation in the area.After the tour, we’ll sample some oysters, pearls of the North Fork, along with some refreshing locally brewed beer!
Last but not least, if weather permits, we’ll visit the historic Horton Point Lighthouse to take a stroll and breathe the salty sea air. We’ll head on back to the city by 7:00 pm, well fed, well rested, and ready for summer!
Ticket price is $125. Please note that ticket price includes transportation, picnic lunch, and all tasting/farm tour fees. $10 of the ticket price will be a charitable contribution to the Peconic Pearls program.
It’s been a while, but Saxelby Cheesemongers is busting out our fire-breathing dragon of a grill to cook up some tasty, toasty cheese sandwiches! Show your support for one of New York’s finest markets and help kick off the 2011 season!
Cheese on the Radio!
Cutting the Curd, Anne Saxelby’s dairy-centric radio show has changed days, and is now broadcast live on the Heritage Radio Network from 4:30 to 5:00 pm on Monday afternoons! Tune in live at heritageradionetwork.com, or download as a podcast to get a line on the cheesiest news around. Today’s show will investigate the State of Cheese in North Carolina with the folks at Chapel Hill Creamery. Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the studio at 718-497-2128.