4th Annual Southern Artisan Cheese Festival
Saturday, Sept 27, 2014 | 2:00-6:00pm
[ Cheesemakers ]
Artisan cheesemakers representing eight states around the region make the journey to Nashville to participate in this special event shining a big happy spotlight on the growing Southern cheese movement:
Belle Chevre AL | Blackberry Farm TN | Boone Creek Creamery KY | Capriole Goat Cheese IN | Caromont Farm VA | English Farmstead Cheese NC* | Good Shepherd Cheese KY* | Greendale Farm GA | Kenny's Farmhouse KY | Kent Walker Cheese AR | Manyfold Farm GA | Nature's Harmony GA | Noble Springs Dairy TN | Paradox Farm NC | Prodigal Farm NC | Sequatchie Cove Creamery TN | Sweet Grass Dairy GA | White River Creamery AR | And one honorary southerner: Marcoot Jersey Creamery in IL
[ Artisan Foods ]
As amazing as cheese is, the event would seem incomplete without all of our food artisans creating so many delicious accompaniments:
Accidental Baker NC* | Bathtub Gin Fruit Spreads TN | Bella Nashville TN | Blackberry Farm TN | Copper Pot & Wooden Spoon NC | Emily G's Jam of Love GA | European Wine Table GA | Legato Gelato TN | Nashville Jam Co TN | Olli Salumeria VA* | Pine Street Market GA | Porter Road Butcher TN | Provence Breads and Cafe TN | Roots and Branches Crackers NC | Soberdough TN | TruBee Honey TN
Our friends at the fabulous Woodland Wine Merchant curate a selection of cheese friendly wines that are included with your ticket. This year's lineup includes Nino Franco ‘Rustico’ Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene, Vento, Italy | Borgo M Pinot Grigio Venezia, Italy | Kung Fu Girl Riesling Columbia Valley, Washington | Broadbent Rose Vinho Verde, Portugal | Tons de Duorum Douro, Portugal | Domaine de Fontsainte Corbieres, Languedoc, France
The lineup for Friday evening's event, Curds and Cocktails, includes Domaine de la Patience Chardonnay Coteaux du Pont du Gard | Villa des Anges Rose Pays d’Oc, France | Les Darons Languedoc, France. We will also be mixing cocktails with Short Mountain Distillery Moonshine and serving a selection of cider from Wandering Aengus Ciderworks (see below).
We have a special guest producer this year: Wander Aengus Ciderworks from Oregon.
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks presses and blends over 20 cider apple varietals to craft their ciders. The cider specific apples originate from France, England, and pre-prohibition America, but are grown now in Oregon. These heirloom varieties are essential for the depth of flavor, excellent body, and delightnful aromatics of our distinctive ciders. These ciders pair amazingly well with cheeses. We can't wait for Nashville to taste them all!
Help yourself to a lineup of outstanding (mostly) Southern craft beers included with your ticket:
Yazoo Americana Ale and Preservation Ale | Jackalope Thunder Ann Pale Ale | Jackalope Bearwalker Brown | Straight to ale Hefewiezen | Straight to ale Lily Flagg Milk Stout | Chattanooga brewery Oktoberfest | French Broad 13 Rebel ESB | Good people IPA | Good People Coffee Oatmeal Stout | Founders Pale Ale (subject to last minute additions or changes)
Non-alcoholic beverages will be available as well!