Valley Milkhouse Cheese Tasting March 13

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Few things make me happier than discovering a new cheese. Or a fabulous new cheesemaker. Imagine the bright fever that overcame me when I found a new Pennsylvania triple creme in the cooler at Greensgrow, my local urban farm, several months ago. It was so lush, I began stalking the cheesemaker on Instagram (@milkhousecheese), which led to a coffee date, which led to a creamery visit, all of which leads you and me to this…

On Friday, March 13, I’ll be at Greensgrow Farm in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood for a special tasting with cheesemaker Stefanie Angstadt of Valley Milkhouse. We’ll enjoy her line of glorious French-style cheeses and pair them with local libations, including hard cider from Philadelphia Brewing Co. and gin from Rowhouse Spirits — both distilleries are practically within a few blocks of the farm. If you’ve never sipped gin with cheese, prepare thyself. Flavors of juniper and chamomile love extra luxe dairy. Rowhouse distiller Dean Browne will join us, too, for some incredible pairing geekery!

This special tasting is designed to reel in spring — we’ll feast in Greenshgrow’s greenhouse beneath twinkle lights and hanging baskets, and dip into some of the preserves that staffers put up before winter. Come join us for a special evening of local dairy and hootch! It’s sure to be one of the most memorable events of the year. Click here for tickets.

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About Valley Milkhouse: In its first year of operation, this one-woman creamery transforms local sheep’s milk and organic pasture-based cow’s milk to produce a variety of French cheese styles at a historic milkhouse in Oley, PA. You can recognize these cheeses around Philly because they are all named after wild plants: Lamb’s Ear, Thistle, Witchgrass, Blue Bell. Look for them in cases at Greensgrow, Di Bruno Bros., Fair Food Farmstand, and Talula’s Daily. Valley Milkhouse is also a new vendor at the Clark Park Farmers’ Market.

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More  Cheese Events…

Philly Bierfest, Saturday, Feb. 21

Come find me at the Di Bruno Bros. table and meet Anna Juhl of Cheese Journeys — we can tell you about the Cheddar Odyssey coming up this fall! Plus, there’s a cheese and beer cave, and a private tasting with cheese expert Max McCalman.

After Hours with Emilio Mignucci & Max McCalman, Feb. 22

Hang out and pair wines and cheeses with these two cheese impresarios. This event is a private tasting at Di Bruno Bros. 9th St. Tickets $90.

Cheese Dinner with Max McCalman at Fork., Feb. 23

Check out the incredible line-up of local cheeses. This is a master class, followed by a special dinner. Tickets $85.

 

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