Thu 13 Aug 2009 12:08 am
I have written in the past about the Northwest’s rising stardom in the world of artisan cheese, about the best way to assemble a cheese plate, about one of my favorite local cheeses. But it is safe to say the subject has never made me laugh so much as when I saw this video, previewing the American Cheese Society’s annual conference, a big-deal event coming to Seattle next year. It’s serious business, of course. Co-chair Kurt Dammeier tells me that the public will be in on the final awards ceremony at Benaroya Hall, with tickets sold for an extravaganza including “over 1300 cheeses to taste, food from Seattle’s best restaurants and an array of local wine and beer.” Tami Parr has the scoop here on Northwest winners at the 2009 conference, which was just held in Austin, and Sheri LaVigne of The Calf and Kid has an insider’s look here, but if you’re in a (have to say it) cheesy mood, check out the video to whet your appetite for 2010.