Book Signings, Cheese Crawls and More
Suddenly, it’s December. I open my eyes, and my calendar flashes into view with stars and scribbles. (Yes, I still use a paper day planner.) Here are a few events where I will be leaping and lurking over the next few weeks, along with a few holiday open houses that feature local Pennsylvania cheesemakers. I hope to see your face!
Di Bruno Bros. Cheese Crawl: TWO Book Signings (Sat., Dec. 6)
noon-2 p.m. Rittenhouse Store, 1730 Chestnut St., Philadelphia
2 p.m.-4 p.m. Franklin Store, 834 Chestnut St., Philadelphia
All five Di Bruno Bros. locations will be decked out for the holidays — click the link for a shopping pass worth 20% off. The samples will be amazing!
Salumeria Cheese Tasting: with Cheesemonger Matt Buddha and Sue Miller (Thurs., Dec. 4)
2-4 p.m., Reading Terminal Market, Philadephia, Pa. UPDATE: MOVED TO 4-6 PM!
Meet two of the coolest people in the local cheese world, Sue Miller of Birchrun Hills Farm and Salumeria’s Matt Buddha!
Talula’s Table: Holiday Open House with Birchrun Hills Farm (Monday, Dec. 8)
5-7 p.m. Talula’s Table, Kennet Square, Pa.
Enjoy free cheese, treats, and Victory beer to celebrate Sue Miller’s Kickstarter campaign! I’ll be there in spirit, just fyi.
Whole Foods of Cherry Hill: Cheese Tasting & Book Signing (Tuesday, Dec. 16)
6 pm & 6:45 p.m., 1558 North Kings Hwy, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Queen cheesemonger Jenny Harris hosts a weekly BYO cheese tasting in the café — bring a bottle of your choice, and join us for a selection of six special cheeses for this guided tasting. To sign up for one of two seatings (6 & 6:45), please email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the store’s customer service desk. Free!
Yellow Springs Farm: Holiday Open Houses (Dec. 13, 20, & 21)
noon-4 p.m., 1165 Yellow Springs Rd, Chester Co., Pa. 19425
Visit this goat dairy and native plant nursery to pet the animals and taste some of my favorite local cheeses, like Nutcracker — rubbed with house-made walnut liqueur. This beautiful Chester County farm run by Catherine and Al Renzi is one of my favorite holiday stops for cheese and goat’s milk caramel.
Pssst…Need a signed book? If you can’t make it to an event and you’d like a signed copy of my book, The Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese, drop me a line and we’ll arrange elf-delivery. I can sign and ship copies anywhere in the U.S.
Photo credit: Dave MacNeill