Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Eat Local Cheese

Local Cheesemaker at Marion Street Cheese This Saturday (2/16)

Prairie Fruit Farms makes some of the best goat cheeses that I know. I am especially keen on their Huckleberry Blue [ed., can you lay off the especially keens?]. Come meet farmer and cheesemaker Leslie Cooperbrand this weekend.

From a recent e-mail:
Hello Friends of Marion Street Cheese Market,

Cabin fever, you say? We have a perfect solution.

This coming Saturday, February 16, artisan cheesemaker Leslie Cooperband of Prairie Fruits Farm in Champaign, IL will be paying a visit to Marion Street Cheese Market.

Leslie will arrive around 2:00pm and she will spend a couple hours visiting with our customers. Of course we'll be sampling plenty of great cheeses from Prairie Fruits Farm, and we'll be pouring several perfectly paired wines for you to sample with her cheese.

You will be able to ask Leslie questions about cheesemaking and what it's like to operate a sustainable goat, fruit and vegetable farm in central Illinois. We even have Praire Fruits Farm honey available at the market right now, and it is wonderful!

This should be a fun afternoon of eating cheese and tasting wine, with plenty of discussion on cheesemaking, organic and sustainable farming, and how to best enjoy all the delicious cheese from Prairie Fruits Farm.

We hope you can join us!

To learn more about Prairie Fruits Farm and their organic and sustainable farmstead, you can visit their website at the following link: http://www.prairiefruits.com/

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