|April 30 2010
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Spring's weather may be uncertain, but one thing is for sure: The Seattle Cheese Festival happens in May -May 15 and 16, to be exact. For our sixth year, we'll take over Pike Place Market and present Seattle and the Northwest with the largest festival of cheese in the country.
This year's Festival will be packed with events familiar to many. Our Seminar Series is especially exciting this year as we feature many of the pioneering women in the field. We're pleased to announce presentations by Debra Dickerson, Laura Dubouloz, Allison Hooper, Mary Keehn and Daphne Zepos. In addition, the men will be represented remarkably by Laura's father and affineur, Jacques, as well as winemaker David Paige and Jasper Hill Farms' own Matteo Kehler. Registration is simple on the Cheese Festival web site.
We'll again present Mozzarella- and Burrata- making demonstrations by our very own, Shane Wahlund. You'll also have a chance to witness some of the finest chefs present their favorite recipes with cheese at our Chef Demonstration tent. Our line-up includes: Jacquelyn Buchanan, James Beard Winner Leslie Mackie of Macrina, Daisley Gordon of Campagne, Brian Cartenuto of Cantinetta, Seis Kamimura of Artisinal, our very own Garrett Abel, Diane LaVonne of Diane's Kitchen and finally, the winner of our Grilled Cheese Contest will present his/her recipe. Speaking of Grilled Cheese Contest, there is still time to enter this year's contest. Submit your recipe to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The winning recipe will also be served all weekend long in our café!
The real stars of the Festival are the cheeses. You'll have a chance to taste cheeses from the Northwest, the United States and around the world. There will be hundreds of cheeses to try, so be sure to arrive early ( 10 AM). When you're finished tasting cheese, head over to the wine and beer garden for samples of northwest beers and wines.
It's all part of the Seattle Cheese Festival held May 15-16 in the Pike Place Market. Hit www.seattlecheesefestival.com for more details.
See you at the store