Friday, December 7, 2012

Fall Wrap-Up

Hello Loyal Cheese Enthusiasts,

We're over 18mos old, a bona fide toddler, and boy have we grown! So much has happened in the past few months I thought I would write an all-inclusive post to get you all up to speed. October, or (Slammy-Jammy-Tober) was a doozy with Lit Crawl and Off the Grid. Thanks to all who came to Picnic at the Presidio and showed support by buying cheese and charcuterie. We love to work with other small SF-based organizations and show our support, as well as our empathy for all their hard work. Sarah even donated her time to judging cheese at the Good Food Awards (and I was Madame Chairperson). 180 cheeses tasted and she's still a fan of the curds.

Kendra and I smelling the wheels at Garden Variety
October was also Cheese Appreciation Month! We offered passports to try our favorites from across the nation. A local love is Garden Variety Creamery in Royal Oaks. Cheese maker, Rebecca King is the creator of many of your favorite sheep and cow milk beauties: Black Eyed Susan, Holly Hock, Daisy, Monarch, etc. We MCers visited her fairy-tale farm in mid-October and returned with a greater appreciation for sustainably produced, organic cheese.

Night Cheese has been pretty pumpin this fall as well. We had three different events! First was A Lesson in Terroir with Preston Wine and Bleating Heart Creamery. Only products made with a few miles of one another were tasted and paired. Night Cheese 6, Autumn is Awesome, was a tribute to the season with delicious autumnal beers and reserve curds. Most recent, Dessert First, was a celebration of San Francisco small businesses and a welcome toast to our neighbor Dandelion Chocolate Factory. Speaking of chocolate, as of this fall, we make it in-house! Our own Lindsay is creating beautiful truffle delicacies as well as peppermint bark for the winter season.

We hope you all had great Thanksgivings and we wish you a Merry Christmas and a curd-filled new year. We will be closed from Christmas Day until Tuesday, January 8th, so please come in for your holiday cheese before then.

Also, remember folks, nothing says happy holidays better than a Mission Cheese tee or tote bag!



Liz








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