Cheezbooz: Even More Cheese News For People Who Love Cheese

cheezboozAs if the last cheese event wasn’t enough, here we come with two more, happening on December 15th and 16th.

First off, there’s a cheese pop-up happening at High Street on Market on Monday, December 15. Starting at 5:30, authors and cheese experts Max McCalman and Tenaya Darlington will be signing books, curating side-by-side cheese tastings and offering a cheese master class for those who are seriously into their curds.

Then, on Tuesday, December 16, at a.bar, there’ll be a cheese happy hour, also featuring McCalman, this time with wine expert Mariel Wega by his side.

Details for both events are after the jump.

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Cheese Crawl Free-for-All

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If you are a cheese lover and a Philadelphian, then surely you are a fan of the brothers Di Bruno. And if you have yet to acquaint yourself with the cheese authority in this city, Saturday, December 6th will be potentially life-changing for you.

So here’s the deal…

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WATCH: Fox 29 Hired a Steamroller to Run Over Some Cheese

The 7-2 Philadelphia Eagles travel to Green Bay on Sunday to take on the 6-3 Packers, and you can get cogent analysis on Birds 24/7. And if you want rah-rah boosterism, you just need to turn to Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia.

They’ve been rooting on the Eagles all week. Yesterday, Good Day’s Mike Jerrick tossed a hunk of cheese into the street so it could be run over by a SEPTA bus. And, today? Fox 29 actually hired a steamroller to run over photos of the Packers’ players and cheese.

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Birchrun Hills Looking to Expand Cheese Business

birchrun-hills-farm-940Birchrun Hills Farm in Chester Springs, PA is already known for several of the cheeses that they produce on the farm. But in order to move their cheese-making business forward they need a cheese cave and some other pricey additions. The family-run dairy has already secured financing to build the cheese cave but they’ve turned to Kickstarter to raise funds for a curd vat, shelving and cooling system.

Sue Miller and her family hope to raise at least $25,000 in the next month and is kicking off her Kickstarter with some launch events.

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Adios, Cashew Cheese: Real Vegan Cheese Is Coming

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A few years ago, during a frenzied Whole Foods shopping trip en-route to a cookout, I accidentally grabbed a block of vegan cheddar “cheese” instead of the plain old cows’ milk variety. I didn’t realize my mistake until later on when, after a good 15 minutes on the grill, the cheese still had not melted onto our veggie burgers, which were now burnt to a crisp. Needless to say, it was a total cookout fail, and I’ve been pretty skeptical when it comes to non-dairy cheeses ever since.

But it looks like my skepticism might soon be a thing of the past: A group of scientists is attempting to create Real Vegan Cheese (their term, not mine), by engineering a vegan version of the milk protein casein, and combining the protein with water, vegan sugar and oil to make a vegan milk of sorts. The vegan milk would go through the age-old cheese-making process, as cows’ milk does, to create vegan versions of your favorites, like emmentaler and parmesan, according to the project’s Indiegogo page. Lots of folks are into the idea, it seems: The project has already reached its $15,000 goal, with 21 days left.

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Townsend Hosts Wine and Cheese Pairing Night

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Townsend, the two-month old but critically acclaimed restaurant, is hosting a Five-Course, “Three Way” Wine and Cheese Pairing Dinner on Thursday, July 17th. Chef-owner Townsend Wentz and General Manager/Wine Director Lauren Harris put together the night of five wines, five cheeses and five plates. “I’m always looking for new ways to share our food and our wines with our guests, and this dinner promises to be the first of many inventive pairing events,” Wentz said.

Tickets are $65 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Guests will get a taste of contemporary French flare and domestic and imported cheeses, all of which are paired with wines chosen by Harris.

Reservations are encouraged. To reserve your spot, call 267-639-3203.

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Di Bruno Bros. Present Cheese Rock Stars

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For the love of cheese. This Thursday, June 26th, at 6:30 p.m. the Rittenhouse Di Bruno Bros. will host an International Cheesemaker Rock Stars Dinner. Attendees will be served cheese-focused dishes from six of the top cheese makers along with beer by Brooklyn Brewery. Preparing your food will be José Luis Martín of Manchego 1605, Sam Holden of Hafod Welsh Organic Cheddar, Betty Koster of L’Amuse Gouda, Philippe Goux of Marcel Petite Comté, Giorgio Cravero of Cravero Parmigiano Reggiano, and Joe Schneider of Stichelton.

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Cheese Happy Hour Brings Iron Hill to Center City

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Last week we told you how UberX can make it even easier to dine out New Jersey restaurants. Today, Iron Hill Maple Shade brewer Chris Lapierre is making it even easier to try his beers. He’s bringing his German Pils, Caprice (American Belgian) and Full Nelson IPA with Nelson Sauvin hops to Di Bruno Bros. at the Franklin for Cheese Happy Hour from 5 to 7 p.m. 

The beers will be paired with three cheeses picked out by DiBruno’s cheese mongers and the price can’t be beat, it’s all free.

Cheese Happy Hour at the Franklin [DiBruno Bros.]

 

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