or, “He who does not eat cheese will go mad”


With an abundance of food, farms, and friends in Chester County, one doesn’t have to overturn many rocks to find celebrations of what ties our community together. We’ve been around long enough to both observe and enjoy the area’s love of cheese – whether it be a thoughtfully crafted artisan cheese board at a mid-summer gathering, an impromptu picnic of local chevre and crusty baguette from our farmers market, or a handful of bite size peppery blue’s from Talula’s Table spilling out of your pocket. While it’s not warm enough to pack a bag and hike to your favorite picnic spot, it is the perfect weather for emptying your mind of winter worries and freeing up space for fromage and festivity!

Talula's Cheese Plate

“A Taste of Vermont, Talula’s Style”

Thursday, February 25th

4 – 6 PM

Free!

Talula’s Table (102 W. State Street, Kennett Square) will be hosting a new variation of their tried and true cheese class next Thursday, February 25. Back when they opened their doors in 2007, monthly cheese “Happy Hours” were held and spaces were hard to come by – once their nightly dinners took off, their favored wine and cheese pairings took somewhat of a back burner. We’re happy to see them revive an old favorite, and with this coming workshop, it seems like they might hit the ground running. “Cave Maven” Zoe Brickley, of the French Culinary Institute,Murray’s Cheese in New York City, and the Cellars at Jasper Hill in Vermont will be on hand to guide attendees through an evening of Vermont-based cheeses and brews. The event, “A Taste of Vermont, Talula’s Style” will be held from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Stop by to sip beers, ciders and snack on delicious Vermont cheeses – and you can do it all for free!

Cheeses from Chester County Then and Now

An Historical and Guided Tasting

Saturday, March 6

10 am – 12:30 PM

Members – $10

Non-Members $15

The kind folks at PASA have put together another amazing workshop, fresh off the heels of their annual conference earlier this month. Local yet nationally acclaimed food historian William Woys Weaver will be walking you through a time line of cheese history with the help of our fromage favorites – Sue and Ken Miller of Birchrun Hills Farms, Catherine and Al Renzi of Yellow Springs Farm, Martha Paisano of Highland Farm and her guest, Kristian Holbrook of Doe Run Dairy. This event is sure to be rich in both information and in taste, and seating will be limited. In order to reserve your space, call PASA at (610) 458-5700, extension 317.

Mugs & Music

Saturday, March 13

at The Kennett Flash

7:00 PM

$20 in advance, $23 day of event

Down To Earth, a collaboration between potter Lyla Kaplan and our favorite farmer, Claire Murray, was created to celebrate our connections with one another through art and food – two of our favorite things. We just posted about their latest event, Mugs & Music, and we were overwhelmed with foodie joy when we heard that there was going to be a lovely Chester County spread of snacks, served up to us by the aforementioned Birchrun Hills Farm, Highland Farm, and Elverson-based goat dairy Amazing Acres. In addition to our regional delights, Harvest Market Natural Foods will be donating some of their favorite winter treats – all of which will pair perfectly with the Victory Brewing Company beers that will be available for sample! Get your ticket from the Kennett Flash’s website, or take your chances and join us the day of. With all of these events lined up, we’re sure to see you soon!

Cheese has always been a food that both sophisticated and simple humans love” – M. K. F. Fisher

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