Cascadia Cheese Festival :: Saturday October 20 11AM-4PM in Seattle

This Saturday, Central Co-op in Seattle presents the Third Annual Cascadia Cheese Festival. The event takes place from 11am-4pm and promises to be a great opportunity to meet local cheesemakers and try a range of local cheeses from across the style spectrum. If you've ever wanted to take some time to acquaint yourself with the region's cheesemakers and try a broad spectrum of cheeses, this is your opportunity! Here's a few of the cheesemakers that will be attending the event:

Kurtwood Farms Rivers Edge Chèvre Larkhaven Farm Tieton Farm & Creamery Mountain Lodge Farm Sunny Pine Farm Mt. Townsend Creamery Rogue Creamery

In addition to the day's festivities, from 12:00-1:30PM, Central Co-op cheesemonger Roger Bass and Julia Powers, The Traveling Cheesemonger, will present a seminar titled Cheese and Wine Tasting, in which they promise to lead you through tasting a number of tasty pairings of wine and cheese. Cost is $35 and seminar space is limited, so email info@centralcoop.coop or call 206-329-1545 to sign up by October 18 (that's Wednesday) to ensure your spot.

For more information check the Central Co-op website here. Central Co-op is located at 1600 E Madison in Seattle.

Upcoming Cheese Events July/August 2010

Portland Oregon Cheese Events Tonight (July 20th):

Rogue Ales in Portland welcomes esteemed beer writer Fred Eckhardt for his 19th Annual Beer and Cheese pairing and tasting event. Starts at 5:00pm at the Flanders pub; tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Call ahead to reserve: 503-222-5910.

Two great events this Saturday July 24th:

Cascadia Cheese Festival at Madison Market in Seattle. From 11-3pm, stop by and visit cheesemakers from Kurtwood Farms, Larkhaven Farm, Willapa Hills Farmstead Cheese and more! Try lots of new and different cheeses and enter to win two tickets to the American Cheese Society's signature event - the Festival of Cheese on August 28th (a $70 value!).

Also this Saturday, Tumalo Farms in Bend, OR will be holding an open house. From 11am-4pm, you can visit the farm, take farm tours and taste a range of great cheeses including the brand new Jewel, a bloomy rinded cheese. Sign up on the website for a $10 guided tasting including small plates using the farm's cheeses, paired with local wines and beers.

And a little foreshadowing of things to come in August:

Don't miss the third Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival in Whistler, BC on August 14th....also coming up soon is the American Cheese Society Conference August 25th-28th in Seattle!