Join me for a cheese and beer pairing at Archie’s in Ukrainian Village! We will be pairing four amazing kinds of cheese with brews from The Brooklyn Brewery, 21st Amendment, and Funkwerks Brewery. Ticket price includes four rounds of delicious cheese and accouterments each paired with a 3oz pour of expertly matched beer. You will also receive one full bottle / can of your choice from the lineup presented at the conclusion of the tasting!
Cheese Plate Pop-Up at Queen Mary Tavern
Come hang with me at Queen Mary Tavern in Ukrainian Village on 6/5 from 7 – 10PM. I’ll be slinging personal cheese plates for $10 each, plus $3 if you want some ‘cuterie too. Drink at one of Chicago’s best cocktail lounges with seriously sensual fromage.
Calling all cheese sluts, come through for Chicago’s first-ever raclette and burlesque party! On Wednesday, May 15th, come indulge your senses with 6 sexy cheese-themed burlesque acts, an all-you-can-eat raclette station, and a massive cheese plate served inside a coffin. It’s all going down at The Charnel House, a funeral home-turned venue in Logan Square. Tickets are currently on sale at the early bird price of $35 through April 7th, then going up to $40 so get ’em while it’s a hot deal!
- Featuring 6 sexy cheese-themed burlesque acts.
- An all-you-can-eat raclette station
- A massive cheese plate inside a coffin.
- A set menu of cocktails and beer will be available from The Charnel House bar for an additional purchase.
FIRST SEATING: doors at 7PM. The show will start at 8PM.
SECOND SEATING: doors at 10PM. The show will start at 11PM
Learn everything you need to know about eating cheese! Join me for a tasting of five divine artisan cheeses paired with an array of sinfully delicious condiment pairings in an engaging classroom experience. You’ll leave the class armed with all the knowledge you need to create your own cheese board and sound like a pro when you talk about it too!
What You Can Expect
- A tasting of five divine artisan cheeses
- A series of sinful condiment pairings customized to your delight
- All the knowledge you need to re-create a cheese spread at home.
Pop that Cherry
Some cherries are so tart, it hurts to eat them.
While I like a little masochism here and there,
their intensity can overwhelm the delicate flavors in artisan cheese.
Gently roasting tart cherries teases out their sweetness and softens their texture.
They make soft bries and chèvres taste like cheesecake
and play off the fruity notes in aged goat goudas like Midnight Moon.
They’re also striking and luscious atop this Mascarpone Chèvre Tart.
A Bittersweet Tonic
Warm Summer Night
A shot of straight Bësk is like a punch in the palate, but it’s refreshing and citrusy when mixed into a cocktail – like this delicious martini with notes of grapefruit, licorice and nectar. It’s also easier to pair with cheese when served in this format. Try it with an goat milk gouda, such as Midnight Moon, Beemster or even one from Trader Joe’s
Malört: a Wormword Liqueur
As Bitter As Chicago’s Winters
Calling anyone who enjoys black licorice and grapefruits: this is the liquor for you! While not for everyone, bësk (Swedish for “bitter”) is a traditional Swedish liquor made from wormwood. One of the most well known brands, Jeppson’s Malört (Swedish for “wormwood”), was founded in Chicago, where it is still very popular. Frankly, Malört tastes like gasoline and is better used to haze newcomers to the city than as an enjoyable beverage. However, an artisan bësk from craft Chicago distillery Letherbee, is much more palatable and in my opinion, quite delectable
– especially alongside the right cheese.