Thursday, September 8, 2011

Cheese fest tickets available!

The Bloomy Rind presents the Inaugural

Southern Artisan Cheese Festival

September 30th | 6-9pm

Nashville Farmers' Market

Cheesemakers, food artisans and craft brewers (more than thirty in all) from Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia will be here sampling their delicious, hand-crafted wares for one fabulous evening at the Nashville Farmers' Market. You'll be able to meet the good folks who work hard to create so many delicacies, learn more about how they do it, and, to the delight of your tastebuds, be able to taste amazing cheeses, cured meats, jams, mustard, breads, crackers, and more!

We'll be offering a number of southern craft brews and a selection of wines curated by Woodland Wine Merchant for your pairing pleasure. Tickets for those enjoying food, beer, and wine are $40. For our folks who are not imbibing, there's a $20 ticket.

Our cheesemakers and food artisans are bringing plenty of goodies so you can purchase some of your favorites to take home. And we'll get you started with a $5 voucher towards any of their offerings at the event (advance tickets only).

A portion of proceeds will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank and the foundation of the American Cheese Society. (Yep, we're eating cheese *and* doing some good!)

For a limited time, use discount code bloomy5 to save an extra $5

(We will limit the number of tickets sold, and tickets purchased at the door will be $50/$30 and won't include the voucher. So it would be extra smart of you to go ahead and get tickets now!)

Looking Glass Creamery (Asheville, NC)
Sequatchie Cove Creamery (Sequatchie, TN)
Blackberry Farm (Walland, TN)
Bonnie Blue Farm (Waynesboro, TN)
Caromont Farm (Virginia)
Stone Hollow Farmstead (Alabama)
Locust Grove Farm (Knoxville, TN)
Afina Handmade Cheese (Virginia)
Noble Springs Dairy (Franklin, TN)
Yellow Branch Cheese (Robinsonville, NC)
Sweet Grass Dairy (Thomasville, GA)
Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese (KY)
Round Mountain Creamery (NC)
Atlanta Fresh Creamery/Greek yogurt (GA)

(Note: Nature's Harmony regrettably had to cancel due to our schedule change. We've invited them to send up cheese to sample and information about the farm so folks can check them out.)

Specialty food producers:
Bathtub Gin Fruit Spreads (Nashville, TN)
Pine Street Market (Atlanta, GA)
Olive and Sinclair Chocolate (Nashville, TN)
Dozen Bakery (Nashville, TN)
Savannah Bee Co (Savannah, GA)
Olli Salumeria (Manakin Sabot, VA)
Porter Road Butcher (Nashville, TN)
Provence Bread and Cafe (Nashville, TN)
Lusty Monk Mustard (NC)
Phickles Pickles (Athens, GA)
Bang Candy Company (Nashville, TN)
Blackberry Farm (Walland, TN)
Emily G's Jam of Love (Dunwoody, GA)
Perl Catering (Nashville, TN)
Tru Bee Honey (TN)
Twin Forks Farm Artisan Breads (Primm Springs, TN)
Daelia's Biscuits for Cheese (Cincinnati, OH)
Accidental Baker (NC)
Roast, Inc (Nashville, TN)

Southern brews we'll be serving:
Yazoo Brewing Company (Nashville, TN)
Jackalope Brewery (Nashville, TN)
Terrapin Beer Co (Athens, GA)
Blackstone Brewery (Nashville, TN)
Atlanta Brewing Company (Atlanta, GA)
Starr Hill Brewery (Charlottesville, VA)
Chattanooga Brewing Company (Chattanooga, TN)
French Broad Brewing (Asheville, NC)
and more to come!

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