October Events + Cheese Ball Updates
Oh, October, I can feel your bloody fangs on my neck. So much to do, and you’re turning tree colors and flashing your super moon! (So distracting.) Well, here’s what I’ve got for you: events, events, events.
Whole Foods Cheese+Cocktail Happy Hour, October 22
Meet me at the new Philly Center City Whole Foods for an autumnal cheese and cocktail pairing. I’ll be signing copies of The New Cocktail Hour while you swig Highland Coolers and nibble fall cheese pairings, one elbow on the WF cocktail cart (yes, the new WF has cocktails and cocktail accoutrements!). 3-5 p.m.
Gin & Grains Dinner with High Street, October 27
Philly Craft Spirits Week crept up on me like a shadow, but here we go: Chef de Cuisine Jon Nodler and Beverage Guru Thaddeus Dynakowski of High Street have created a 4-course pairing dinner with gin-a-rific libations from my book. Come out for a beautiful meal, served with a special flight of local-gin cocktails. I’ll have books to sign and an herbaceous smile for you. Reservations, call High Street on Market: (215) 625-0988
Two Late with Rob & Joe at PHIT Comedy Club, October 28
Don’t ask me how I landed a spot on this late-night improv show (Two Late with Rob & Joe) alongside Miss New Jersey. I hope she’s ready to eat some stinky cheese and talk cheese balls! Tickets are $5 at the door or here (Ticket Leap). Address: 2030 Sansom St., show starts at midnight!
The CHEESE BALL, October 30
By now, it’s legendary — at The Cheese Ball, we’ll build the city’s largest cheese board and celebrate the Philadelphia area’s fabulous cheesemakers and cheesemongers from 6-10 pm at Ruba Club in Northern Liberties. Grab tickets (or pay $20 at the door), bring a condiment or hunk of cheese to share, and prepare to nosh all evening. This year’s event is a benefit for the PA Cheese Guild — you can read all about it on my last blog post. Now for the updates! Here are a few people you can expect to meet on and off the dance floor…
- High Street on Market will be on hand to provide rustic bread support!
- Di Bruno Bros. is donating a cheese mountain!
- Cheese portrait artist Mike Geno has donated fabulous prints for the silent auction!
- John Luttman of Artifaqt Design will share his beautiful wooden cheese boards!
- La Colombe and is donating baguettes!
- Philly Bread Co. is donating more baguettes!
- The Pennsylvania Cheese Guild is auctioning off pantry baskets!
- Three Springs Fruit Farm is loading us up with fruit butters!
And, of course, you’ll meet LOCAL CHEESEMAKERS…
- Shellbark Hollow Farm
- Birchrun Hills Farm
- Valley Milkhouse
- Collective Creamery
- The Farm at Doe Run
- Merion Park Cheese Co.
- Meadowset Farm & Apiary
- Stoudt’s Creamery
- Cherry Grove Creamery
- Bobolink Dairy
- Artisan Geek + Perrystead Creamery
- Crown Finish Caves
- Caputo Bros. Creamery
- Linden Dale Farm
- Goat’s Rodeo
- Rabbits’ Run Farm
- Parish Hill Creamery (in collaboration with Birchrun Hills)
Can you believe it? It’s simply too good to be true. I can’t wait to see you!