Cheese/Wine Tastes & Talks

Cheese/Wine Tastes & Talks

After years in a cubicle, Liz Thorpe was drawn to pursue her passion for cheese and has since become the country’s leading expert. She has worked in cheese for sixteen years, for the first decade as the Vice President of New York’s Murray’s Cheese and more recently as the founder of consulting company The People’s Cheese. Her definitive tome The Book of Cheese was published in 2017 and nominated for an IACP award as the year’s best reference book. Liz has talked cheese with Rachael Ray, The Wall Street Journal and starred in Epicurious’s inaugural Price Points video—with 4.8M viewers it’s their most popular video ever.

Liz’s “Cheese 101” talk will explore various styles of cheese made by makers joining us at Fete des Fromages. You’ll learn about milk type, flavor and aroma profiles while enjoying wine pairings. Her newest book will also be available for purchase and signing.

  • 45 minutes
  • 12, 1:30 & 3 p.m. Seating is limited to 45 attendees per session.
  • Ages 21+ only
  • Free with first 135 VIP ticket purchases

The “Route des Fromages” in Burgundy, France is a tasty, fun trip as told by Chef Alex Miles. Chef Miles, an American, has lived in Dijon, the capital of Burgundy for over 25 years and is a chef, pastry chef and sociologist writing and speaking on the international food scene as seen through a cultural lens.

Chef Miles will speak on the origin of cheese (which may have been an accident!). Amazingly, cheese is acknowledged to be known to humans prior to recorded history. He will also discuss the delicious cheeses of the region of Burgundy, wine pairing and more. Audience members will be treated to samples of cheeses and wine.

Come and enjoy a friendly exchange with Chef and ask all the questions you’d like to about food, culture and fun in France!

  • 30 minutes
  • 12, 1, 2 & 3 p.m. Seating is limited to 25 attendees per session.
  • Ages 21+ only
  • $20