THE GREAT NORTHEAST
CHEESE& DAIRY FEST 2016
THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZING EVENT
The Great Northeast Cheese & Dairy Fest returns to Queens for the second year in a row as top toques and top tommes transform historic Flushing Town Hall into a cheese lover’s paradise!
A half dozen top New York City chefs including Michelin-starred Chef Hugue Dufour of M. Wells Steakhouse, Chef Alfonso Zhicay of the acclaimed Queens restaurant Casa del Chef Bistro, Chef Humberto Guallpa of Calle Dao, and
Chef Brian Hayford of Favela Cubana.
“I’m especially excited to have Chef Dufour prepare his pommes aligot, a decadent, gooey combination of mashed potatoes and Cheddar cheese curds,” said NYEE President Chef David Noeth.
Fine libations, including beer, wine, and cider will be paired with all the glorious cheeses and dairy offerings.
“The Great Northeast Cheese & Dairy Festival is an exciting opportunity for attendees to connect with the producers, farmers and cheesemakers behind the delicious products they love; to learn and explore new regional cheese and dairy traditions, and reconnect with old favorites,” states Nicole E. Day Gray, Vice President of NYEE, Executive Officer of the Cheese & Dairy Society of New York State (CDSNYS) and AgriForaging Food Safety.
This year's roster of artisanal creameries, affineurs, authors, cheese experts and award-winning chefs includes:
Chef Alfonso Zichay of Casa del Chef Bistro
Awestruck Cider (Walton, NY)
Barefoot Wine & Bubbly - WINE & BUBBLY SPONSOR
Beltane Farms (Lebanon, CT)
Blue Valley Gourmet (Barre,VT)
Bovina Valley Farms (Bovina, NY)
Chef Brian Hayford of Favela Cubana
Brooklyn Cider House (Brooklyn/New Paltz, NY)
Consider Bardwell (West Pawlet, VT)
Cowbella Dairy Products (Jefferson, NY)
Crosswinds Farm & Creamery (Ovid, NY)
Crown Finish Caves (Brooklyn, NY)
East Hill Creamery (Perry, NY)
Chef Hugue Dufour of M. Wells Steakhouse
Chef Humberto Guallpa of Calle Dao
Jasper Hill Farm (Greensboro Bend, VT)
Lively Run Dairy (Interlaken, NY)
Meier's Artisan Cheese (Fort Covington, NY)
Mohawk Drumlin (Saint Johnville, NY)
North Country Creamery (Keeseville, NY)
Perrystead Dairy (NY/PA)
Rachel Freier, Cheese Expert
Ray Pucci & David Riordan, Visit the Catskills - EVENT SPONSOR
Saratoga Crackers, (Saratoga Springs, NY)
Tia Keenan, Author, The Art of the Cheese Plate
Tumino Cheese Company (King Ferry, NY)
Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company (South Woodstock, VT
Vulto Creamery (Walton, NY)
Windy Hill Goat Dairy (Cherry Valley, NY)
Guests enjoyed sampling and learning about more than 75 of the region’s finest cheeses from nutty sheep's milk tommes and Cheddars to luscious triple cremes and tangy goat cheeses.
NYEE and CDSNYS are honored to showcase Queens-based cheese expert Tia Keenan, author of the newly published book “The Art of The Cheese Plate: Pairings, Recipes, Style, Attitude,” as part of the evening’s program.
2016 WINNER OF THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD GOES TO:
*LIVELY RUN DAIRY*