There's a new artisan cheese shop in Highlands Ranch call Fromage to Yours owned by Jackie Rebideau, and it's fantastic! She has organized an event with 3 Colorado cheese makers, 2 beer experts (the Caps) and 2 wine experts (the Corks). Keith Miller, The Denver Wine Guy is one of the "Corks" and I am the other. The beer guys, 1 from Falling Rock Tap House and 1 from Great Divide Brewery think that beer goes better with cheese. Shirley they jest, and yes I called them Shirley, because there won't be any liquid cheese from a 1 gallon can dispensed with a pump. These are hand made artisan cheeses that require the finesse and sophistication of hand crafted wine. Prediction: Corks, 3 nil.
Here are the details:
Jackie Rebideau of Fromage to Yours presents
An Evening with Colorado Cheesemakers
Tuesday, January 27th, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
The Ballroom at Doubletree Hotel Denver Tech
7801 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village (just west of I-25)
5:30 - 6:00 Check-in; enjoy cheese and vendor products; cash bar
6:00 - 6:30 Welcome; introductions
6:30 - 8:00 Cheesemaker presentations/discussion/Q&A
8:00 - 8:45 'Corks vs. Caps' (a wine/beer pairing challenge led by an expert panel)
8:45 - 9:30 Reception w/ cheesemakers; panel experts; vendors
$25 per person (ages 21+ please) Call Jackie at 720.220.3210 to reserve your seat
(or stop by Fromage to Yours, of course)
Participating companies include:
Fromage to Yours (http://www.echeese.com/)
Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy (http://www.haystackgoatcheese.com/)
MouCo Cheese Company (http://www.mouco.com/)
Sunny Breeze Farm (http://www.sunnybreezefarm.com/)
Falling Rock Tap House (http://www.fallingrocktaphouse.com/)
Bonacquisti Wine Company (http://www.denverwine.net/)
Great Divide Brewery (http://www.greatdivide.com/)
The Winery Group (http://www.thewinerygroup.com/)
Primo Specialty Foods (http://www.primospecialtyfoods.com/)
Rocky Mountain Rustic Foods (http://www.rockymountainrusticfoods.com/)
Colorado Salsa Company (http://www.coloradosalsacompany.com/)
34 Degrees Crackers (http://www.34-degrees.com/)
World Cuisine (http://www.worldcuisineinstitute.com/)
Gold Miners Gourmet Signature Jerky
Although the hotel has ample free parking, it is also easily accessible from the Orchard light rail station.
The ballroom is on the reception level of the hotel. If you enter through the door on the west end of the building, you will need to go up one level.