Cheese...It's a natural!
Beginning at 10 am, November 2, in the Hassen Memorial Arena, cheese makers, artisan food producers, and small-batch wineries will provide samples and information. Those attending will pick up a ‘cheese pass’ which will allow one complimentary tasting from each exhibitor until 2 pm.
Products will also be available for purchase just in case you find a cheese you can’t live without! The daytime event is $2/person– donations of a non-perishable item for the Valley First ‘Feed the Valley’ program in support of the Armstrong Food Bank will also be accepted.
During the event, Cheese Poet David Beaudoin will host a ‘Cheese 101’ seminar. Registration for the seminar will begin at 10 am and be limited so register early!
David built a successful business with a product known as Squeaky Cheese™ as well as leading and operating one of the oldest cheese factories in BC. Now working as a cheese expert and consultant with the Dairy Farmers of Canada, David will surely educate and entertain with his great knowledge and profound passion for cheese.
Think you are the ‘big cheese’? Don’t miss the ‘Cheese ball ‘and ‘Grilled Cheese’ competitions. Amateur cheese ball entries will be accepted from 10 – 11 am with judging at 11 am. The amateur grilled cheese competition will begin at 11 am. Winners of both the amateur and ‘Great Grilled Cheese Restaurant Challenge’ will be crowned ‘The Big Cheese’ at 11:45 pm with bragging rights for an entire year!
At 6:00 pm, the doors of St. Joseph's Catholic Church will open and ticket holders will enjoy the opportunity to learn more about cheese from the cheese makers in an intimate setting during an evening of ‘Spirited Cheese Tasting’.
The ticketed event will feature carefully selected tastings, that showcase cheese proudly featuring the Quality Canadian Milk - Lait canadien de qualité designation as well as local produce and artisan products. ‘Cheese Poet’ David Beaudoin will be working closely to ensure every bite will highlight delicious artisan cheese in a fun and innovative way!.
Advance tickets are $35; tickets at the door $50. Tickets are available at the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce office and Chocoliro Finest Chocolate, Armstrong.
This event is made possible by: our amazing volunteers and ‘slow food’ producers!