Monday, November 23, 2015

Inaugural Great Northeast Cheese Fest 2015

Got a hankering for cheese this winter?  You're not alone. In December, find yourself at the inaugural Great Northeast Cheese Fest taking place Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 at Flushing Town Hall. More than 30 of the region’s artisanal creameries, including Vulto Creamery, will be there showcasing a diverse selection of 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.

(Miranda courtesy of Vulto Creamery)
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 chefs Hugue Dufour of M. Wells Steakhouse and Alfonso Zhicay of Casa del Chef Bistro. Desserts will be prepared by Judy Lai of Silk Cakes and Rudolf Merlin of Creme.

Renowned cheese expert and maître fromager Max McCalman will be on hand to educate the public and debut his cheese and wine pairing app. Max will also have books for sale at the event. In addition there will demos and workshops including a primer on how to prepare the perfect cheese plate just in time for the holidays.
Max McCalman, Maître Fromager
Max McCalman, Maître Fromager (Courtesy of Disney Food Blog)
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 $150 VIP tickets sold, which will allow exclusive access to special earlier culinary demonstrations and discussions about cheeses from acclaimed cheese writer and maître fromager Max McCalman. Mixologists will create hand-crafted cocktails and a sommelier will be pouring top-rated wines to pair with exquisite cheeses. VIP guests will also have early access to the rest of the festival.

Get your tickets at Eventbrite!

Event Organizer: 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.


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