Friday, March 22, 2013

Meet the Cheesemaker Event at the CACF

Today I had the honor of being a part of creating the Fantasy Cheese Table at the California Artisan Cheese Festival. We had close to 75 different cheeses from local and out of state cheesemakers. Myself and my colleague, Nancy Brunner, worked together with some other volunteers to create a large piece of edible cheese art... Here are some pictures:

Nancy starting to prep the cheese
The volunteers hard at work

The table starting to come together

Some fresh fruit to add some color
Lots of crackers from Rustic Bakery

...And 6 hours later...

Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves! I'm really excited to teach the Cheese Plates that Wow class with Nancy tomorrow... Hope to see you all there!
Until next time, eat, drink and be happy!


  1. So, what were the cheeses?

    1. Wow, there were so many! Beehive had their Barely Buzzed, Seahive and Big John's. Bleating Heart had their Mixtress and Fat Bottomed Girl. Two Rock Valley brought their Aged Goat cheese as well as their Goat Brie. Orland Farms brought two Fromage Blancs - one with mango and one with lemon artichoke - as well as their tasty cottage cheese. Cypress Grove had their Humboldt Fog, Truffle Tremor, Midnight Moon, Psychadillic, Sgt Pepper and Purple Haze. Rouge et Noir had their Breakfast Cheese, Camembert and Brie. Willapa Hills brought their Pluvius. Weirauch Farm brought their Carabiner. Shamrock Artisan Cheese brought some tasty chevres... and much, much more! I can't remember them all off the top of my head...

  2. It's funny being on the east coast--in Maine, no less--and not having the access to some of those cheeses... All I can do is drool and dream :)