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“For the Love of Cheese” coming to Metropolitan Market in Kirkland
The annual “For the Love of Cheese” event is back from Sept. 11 to Oct. 7, and like a strong cheddar, only gets better with age. Metropolitan Market brings these month-long festival of cheese events that will introduce and educate guests on artisan, specialty, hand-made and farmstead cheese produced locally and globally.
Attend one of the many tastings of wine, beer or cider pairing events for a multi-sensory experience with cheese; meet and talk with local and national cheesemakers; watch and sample as cheese is sculpted into art you can eat. Come by one of our culinary kiosks to try an array of artisan cheeses and pick up the “For the Love of Cheese” event schedule. There are over 20 events to choose from.
For the latest updates, visit www.metropolitan-market.com/events.
Key events include:
- Meet the cheesemakers
4-7 p.m., Sept. 20 and Oct. 4
Mt. Townsend Creamery owners Matt Day and Ryan Trail have worked to reinvigorate the dairy processing industry in the Northwest by introducing specialty cheeses made using traditional methods with a Northwest flavor.
- Cheese carving with Sarah Nep
11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 19
Come watch Sarah Nep sculpt hundreds of pounds of cheese into art you can eat. Be awed, then sample Sarah’s work.
- Guess the weight; win a $50 gift card
Metropolitan Market is bringing in a large, mystery weight piece of BelGioioso Aged Sharp Provolone, and one person at each store will win a $50 gift card to Metropolitan Market for guessing the weight. The closest guess at each store wins the gift card. Winners will be announced October 9th.
Cheese tasting tent events will be at the Metropolitan Market in Kirkland, located at 10611 NE 68th St. from 4-7p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20 and Friday Oct. 4.
Metropolitan Market has grown to become the area’s premier independent grocer. Featuring fresh, local, organic and hard-to-find items, the award-winning market transforms everyday grocery shopping into an invigorating experience. The first grocer to introduce Copper River Salmon, locally baked artisan breads and just-picked luscious strawberries from Vashon Island to the region, Metropolitan Market continues to be the first to offer the best.
Visit one of the six Western Washington locations or online at www.metropolitan-market.com.