Big Cheese in town this weekend

Cheese guru Jeffrey Roberts rolls into town this weekend from Montpelier, Vermont. Roberts is the author of The Atlas of American Artisan Cheese , and a regional director of Slow Food USA. He helped organize the American raw milk cheese presidium and is active in issues related to agriculture and food policy and environmental conservation.

On Friday, he'll be lecturing at Elsie's in partnership with Slow Food MN and Surdyk's. Guests will have the chance to sample local cheeses and organic wines.

Friday, July 18, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Elsie's 729 Marshall Street NE, Minneapolis Reservations are $15 for Slow Food members, $25 for non-members. Surdyk's is taking reservations on their Web site and by phone at 612 379-3232.

On Saturday, Chef Brenda Langton hosts Roberts as a benefit for the American Cheese Society. Roberts will lead a discussion about the local food scene while guests sample artisanal cheeses and beers, plus Cafe Brenda appetizers.

Saturday, July 19, 6-9pm Café Brenda 300 1st Avenue North Minneapolis, Minnesota Tickets $50.00 For information call Classic Provisions at 763-544-2025

Big Cheese in town this weekend

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