Great trip to Rhinelander — a crowd of about 75 turned out to see us and sample a terrific array of master-made cheeses at the Rhinelander District Library. It was incredible how many (generally excellent!) questions were fired our way — the whole program ran a little over 90 minutes, and we signed a number of books. Thanks to Chris at the library, Trig’s (for the awesome spread of cheese), the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (for providing great cheese-related souvenirs for guests), and Brown Street Books for making this event such a blast — well worth the long but beautiful drive from Minneapolis.
Archive for the ‘Tour’ Category
We’re making an appearance in Rhinelander, WI, tonight, courtesy of the Rhinelander District Library. It should be a great trip — a local store, Trig’s, is threatening to inundate the audience with samples, and we always enjoy taking our show on the road.
In other news, I’ve got a short story about Wisconsin blue cheese over on The Heavy Table — have a look!
If you’re a fan of the book (or have friends and/or family who are) and you’re in the greater Twin Cities metro area, we’ll be all over the place in February.
Minnesota Food and Wine Experience
We’ll be there on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 2:30pm, signing books.
Edesia Cookbook Review
This is a monthly meeting of cooking fans convened by food writer Kim Ode of the Star Tribune; we’ll be at Barnes and Noble in the Galleria in Edina, MN at 7pm, Monday, Feb. 22.
The Minneapolis Home and Garden Show
We’ll be there Feb. 25 at noon, doing a cooking demo (a walnut/mushroom pie featuring Wisconsin and Minnesota cheese) and signing books.
Becca and I had a great time at the Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest in Madison this past Saturday. We got to see a bunch of friends (Bruce Workman of Edelweiss and Bob Wills from Cedar Grove, the Furthermore Beer guys, Matt and Clare from Quince and Apple, and others) and meet some new ones, including Linda Falkenstein of the Isthmus, the talented folks at Bolzano Artisan Meats, the delightful power couple behind New Glarus beer, and the folks at Roelli Cheese Haus. We also tried a few some lots of beer and cheese samples.
Thanks to Sarah Horvath and the team at the Wisconsin Union Directorate for sending along these photos taken from our Nov. 19 appearance in the Main Lounge of the Memorial Union in Madison. The guy in the Badgers sweatshirt is Master Cheesemaker Gary Grossen, who was kind enough to come out to our event and say a few words to the assembled crowd. Photo Credit: David Micheals.
We just got word today that Master Cheesemaker Kerry Henning will be joining us for the final scheduled stop on our tour, Sendik’s in Germantown at 6-7:30pm on Saturday, Dec. 12. If you’re in the Milwaukee area, come out and join us for that stop, our Dec. 11 stop at Boswell Books, or either of our stops at the Brookfield and Oconomowoc Brennan’s. Details on our tour page.
We had a wonderful event at Magers and Quinn, an independent bookstore in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis. We were joined by Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl (below, right), a gifted food writer (and four-time Beard Award winner) whose own book on wine, Drink This, happens to be coming out at about the same time as ours. Cheese plus wine is a hell of a pairing. Dara fired a series of questions at us before the crowd chimed in with queries of their own.
The good folks at France 44 (a tremendous cheese, wine, and liquor store in Minneapolis) joined us for the event, and brought along some Pleasant Ridge Reserve (developed in part by master cheesemaker Bob Wills) and aged cheddar from Widmer’s Cheese Cellars in Theresa, WI. Cheesemongers Benjamin Roberts and Song Lee (bottom right) were kind enough to walk our admiring crowd through the cheese they were kind enough to bring.
And since we were on our home turf, we were lucky enough to have a friend of ours, Kate NG Sommers, on hand to shoot the event. Thanks, Kate! If you’re a food fan, Kate’s blog is worth following: It’s called Fork, Knife, and Spoon.