Mmmmmmm cheese. My mouth-lust for good cheese rivals only my embarrassingly sick infatuation with McCain Deep & Delicious Vanilla Cake (which I believe was engineered by NASA). That sad and delicious confession aside, I have a huge appreciation for good food and would like to offer my foodie friends something special.
Free tickets to the one and only national cheese show: The Great Canadian Cheese Festival.
My new BFF’s at Cheesewerks invited me to try some of the artisan cheeses that’ll be at TGCCF, and I was floored.
I hate blue cheese.
But I tried this:
And I liked it! Mom! I ate blue cheese!
The quality and care put into the things I tasted was simply phenomenal: the double cream blue cheese made with sheep’s milk and “love” from the maker, the “squeaky” curds made fresh that morning, old cheddar with those tasty tiny crunchy bits inside.
Oh my god.
And guess who’s the OFFICIAL GRILLED CHEESE of the event?
As if the tastes weren’t enough to impress, I was super inspired by the people I got to meet, too.
They’re Desk F@%kers!
Caroline Granger, the lady behind one of the fine local wines that will be at the fest, wanted to grow grapes and be with her children while they were small.
Festival founder and director Georgs Kolesnikovs has a philosophy — he doesn’t do anything he doesn’t love — and he’s been living by it since he was 40.
The show happens on June 1, 2, and 3 in Picton. You can:
- Taste and buy Canadian artisan cheese from coast to coast
- Learn to cook with artisan cheese
- Try fine wines, craft beers, and ciders
- Do tutored tastings and seminars with leading cheese experts
- Do a cheese tour of Prince Edward County
- See Jamie Kennedy
- Get Cheesewerks’ special limited edition PICTON grilled cheese
- Try tasting dishes made with Canadian artisan cheese by 8 leading chefs from across Canada, paired with Canadian wine, craft beer, and cider.
Tickets are $40 a pop, or save moolah (get it?) when you buy online.
And I have 3 pairs to give away!
To enter, like F the Desk of Facebook and comment with how you F the Desk (or would like to).
And in the meantime, go check out the official blog of The Great Canadian Cheese Festival for more details and food pr0n.