Raw Talk & Tasting: Raw-Milk Cheese Meets Local Hops and Honey
At this first annual fundraiser for Slow Food Austin you will enjoy an evening of unique flavors, meet some of their producers and mingle with other Austinites who share a passion for slow food, set to the tunes of Austin's Lost and Nameless.
Cathy Strange, Global Cheese Buyer for Whole Foods Market, will lead an educational presentation and tasting of raw-milk cheeses complemented by the hand-crafted beers of Austin's (512) Brewing Company and local honey from Round Rock Honey. Baskets of artisan baked bread from Lauren Hubele of Bona Dea Breads and homemade crackers from the Barr Mansion kitchen will accompany.
In the United States, the sale of raw milk cheeses that are aged less than 60 days is illegal. Fortunately, Slow Foods Presidia program is working to protect this delectable artisan food. At the recent Cheese 2009 event in Bra, Italy, Slow Food focused on pairing beer with cheese.
So don't plan on leaving empty-handed. Our silent auction is chock full of Austin's most delicious and quaffable goodies, as well as unforgettable culinary experiences. Tour the Austin Farmer's Market with a local expert, then have dinner cooked at your house using the markets most mouthwatering offerings. Join a CSA. Expand your culinary skills with lessons from a local chef. Leave Barr Mansion with your arms laden with premier wines, gift certificates to your favorite local merchants, and organic taste treats. Featuring Austin Wine Merchant, Adreon Henry, Carrie Contey, Fabi + Rosi, Green Gate Farms, Somnio's Cafe, Susan Liebrock, Thai Fresh, Whip In, Whole Foods Market and many more, this silent auction will be the most delectable in Austin's history.
Directions to Barr Mansion:
10463 Sprinkle Road
Austin, TX 78754
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