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!

Upcoming Book Events July 17-25, 2009

Artisan Cheese of the Pacific NorthwestHere's a few cheese and cheese book related events I will be at in the next several days: first, on Friday July 17th I'll be at Town & Country Market on Bainbridge Island in the late afternoon (ferries willing), then on Saturday July 18th from 12-5pm at Madison Market on Capitol Hill in Seattle. Look for  me in the cheese department, naturally, and I'm happy to sign a book for you and your friends...

Then Tuesday July 21st, join me and the esteemed beer expert Fred Eckhardt at Rogue Ales' 18th annual Beer & Cheese Tasting event in Portland. Seating starts at 5pm, and reservations are required. Call 503-222-5910 to secure your spot!