|Sunday Oct 27, 2013 3:00 PM - Sunday Oct 27, 2013 6:00 PM | $35.00 - $46.00
CIDER & CHEESE PAIRING - What grows together, goes together!
Celebrate the bountiful apple harvest and American Cheese Month with a guided pairing of local artisanal ciders and cheese.
Devoto Orchards and Tilted Shed Ciderworks, two Sebastopol-area farm-based cider producers, will join seven local cheesemakers in showcasing craft cider's amazing range and versatility. Fermented from 100% locally grown heirloom apples right here in Sonoma County, the ciders come in diverse styles that will make you shed your preconceptions about hard cider: from semidry to bone-dry; fruity to funky; crisp, refreshing, and bright to savory, vinous, and tannic. The cheeses are handcrafted in a similarly wide range of styles, ages, and milk varieties, including sheep, goat, and cow. Together, they will surprise and delight even the most seasoned cheese aficionado, proving that what grows together, goes together.
Leave urban life behind and put on comfortable shoes. This event will open with a tour of the Devoto Orchards' beautiful organic apple farm in Sebastopol, then follow with a sit-down pairing at communal tables in their handsome barn. We will learn about the history of the apple industry in the region, marvel at the variety of heirloom and traditional cider apples, then taste and toast to the flavors of fall and the rise of authentically crafted, truly local cider and cheese.
* Guests must be 21 or older to attend this event. Sorry, no children allowed.
* This event is hosted by Slow Food Russian River. Find us online at www.slowfoodrr.org
* This event is a fundraiser for a new SRJC Scholarship by Slow Food Russian River, for students pursuing careers in agriculture.
TILTED SHED CIDERWORKS (www.tiltedshed.com) is a small, family-run, farm-based cider producer in the Russian River Valley. Famous for its world-class wines, our area also has a rich apple heritage. We are at the forefront of transforming the Sonoma County apple culture by making honest, elegant ciders from 100% hand-sorted, fresh-pressed local apples. We don't rush the process or cheat: no imported apples, no concentrate, no artificial ingredients. We do everything by hand and in season, using traditional cidermaking methods and rare, old cider-apple varieties. Our mission is to elevate the apple to greatness by crafting ciders that are revelatory and sublime
DEVOTO ORCHARDS ( www.devotogardens.com)
Nestled in the hills of western Sonoma County, Devoto Gardens and Orchards (est. 1976) grows 100 varieties of certified organic apples, cut flowers, winegrapes, and also produces fermented ciders. In 2012, Jolie, the farmer's daughter, and her husband, Hunter, moved back to the family farm to continue the apple farming legacy. After an inspirational journey through the north of Spain to learn cider production from the old-world masters, Jolie and Hunter released the first small batch fermented from the farm's Gravenstein apples. This year, they will introduce three more farmstead blends fermented from the most charismatic of Devoto apples.
Andre Artisan Cheese, Valley Ford
Bleating Heart, Sebastopol www.bleatingheart.com
Bohemian Creamery, Sebastopol www.bohemiancreamery.com
Gypsy Cheese Co., Valley Ford www.gypsycheese.com
Toluma Farms, Tomales www.tolumafarms.com
Valley Ford Cheese Co., Valley Ford www.valleyfordcheeseco.com
Weirauch Farm & Creamery, www.weirauchfarm.com
Ticket Price Tiers:
$35 Slow Food Members (membership will be confirmed)
$46 General - Non Slow Food Member
We suggest tickets be purchased early as this event has limited seating and will sell out. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.
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Devoto Gardens & Orchards (View)
655 Gold Ridge Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|