Cheesemas is Coming to Philadelphia

Lovers, it’s time to break the dark funk of 2017 with a Cheesemas bash. If you live in Philadelphia, or nearby, I hope you’ll join me and the local cheese gang on Wednesday, December 20,  for our first-ever holiday BYOC (Bring Your Own Cheese) party at the local curd-nerd clubhouse, Martha.

Photo credit: Martha

If you’ve never been to one of our meet-ups, get ready to meet the people who make my heart swell: local cheesemakers, fermenters, cheese yogis, brewers, cider makers, distillers, bakers, cheesemongers, and maybe even a few cheese-loving burlesque dancers. Bring friends or come alone, this isn’t one of those parties where nobody talks to strangers (byyyyeee to all that!). Get ready to be embraced by some bubbly curd nerds and eat the most mind-blowing rinds of your life.
Secret Santa Cheesemas Wonderland
Wednesday, December 20 from 7-10 p.m. at Martha (2113 E. York St.)
What: Free & open to the public + family friendly
BUT: Please BYOC (Bring Your Own Cheese) for the “edible cheese wonderland” we plan on building in the center of the bar. And if you’d like to participate in the cheesy “Secret Santa” gift exchange, bring a wrapped item that would pair well with cheese (i.e. jar of jam, pickles, etc.).
Note: Martha has generously offered to provide baguettes, and you’ll be able to purchase festive cocktails, wines, beers, and kombuchas at the bar. (Please tip your bartender well!) We’ll also have Ben Wenk of Ploughman Cider sampling some great new sips, plus loaves of Lost Bread Co.‘s beet rye for you to try.
We can’t wait to sit by the fire at Martha and eat cheese with you on December 20!
Below, you’ll see a few of the people you’re sure to meet from the local crew…
Yours in Dairy,
Madame Fromage & The Rennet Rough Riders

Cheese painter Mike Geno (he’ll have prints and calendars for sale!)

The Dames from Collective Creamery

Cheesemakers Paul and Sean from Cherry Grove (NJ)

Caputo Brothers’ Cheese All-Stars (remember them from the Cheese Ball?)

Cheese boards from Margaux and Walter Kent of Peg & Awl

Cool & The Gang, from Di Bruno Bros. (Rocco, Matt, Hunter, Rich, Emilio, Amanda)

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