OUR FIRST EVER CHEESE & BUBBLES BUS TOUR!!
We are so excited to announce our first ever Cheese-y Bus Tour!. We've long dreamed of a trip combining their favorite things - cheese, beer, goats, cheeseamakers, brewers, and .... a designated driver! (Can you tell we're excited? Nay - stoked! - that we're finally launching this baby?!)
Lucky for us, both Pure Luck Farm & Dairy and Jester King Brewery are located in our own backyard in Dripping Springs, and we're jumping on a bus, enjoying some bubbles, and headed to both. Cheese and Beer are a wonderful match, and this day will be dedicated to celebrating the craftsmens' way of life. The trip will be 6 hours long (10-4) and will consist of 5 different experiences.First, we'll meet at the Cheese House; hitch a ride on a chartered bus that includes a sensory tasting, bubbles tasting (courtesy of Serendipity Wines), and cheese tasting; we'll visit Pure Luck Farm & Dairy for a farm tour to see the goats and the cheesemaking, as well as eat their cheese; we'll head to Jester King Brewery for artisanal sandwiches, followed by a cheese and beer pairing, and then a brewery tour; and then we'll head home with the goal of arriving back at the Cheese House at 4pm. Since we'll be taking the bus, there are limited seats. To purchase tickets, visit here. If you want to know our fun-filled, fermented itinerary, here you go:
10:00am - 10:50am (55 minute bus trip) Leave the Cheese House on a chartered bus. While on the bus, John and Kendall will lead a short sensory evaluation while you, the guest, eases into the day. There will also be some bubbly drinks provided by Serendipity Wines, our co-sponsor of the event. Of course we'll provide some cheese-y bites to get the palates warmed up.
10:50am-12:10pm - Pure Luck Farm and Dairy: Amelia and Ben will lead the group on a tour of the farm, introducing us to the ladies that make the amazing milk and allowing us to peer through the windows into the Cheesemake room while we all enjoy the fresh air of the farm. In addition, they will lead us in a sampling of their amazing products.
12:10-12:30pm - (20 minute bus drive) Drive from Pure Luck Farm and Dairy to Jester King. This is a great time to share your favorite cheese stories and reminisce about that time we saw goats and ate amazing cheese at Pure Luck.
12:30-1:00pm -When we arrive to Jester King Brewery, you'll be given your cheese-y sandwich for lunch and directed to reserved picnic tables under the trees. If guests want to purchase their own beer to enjoy through the afternoon, this is a perfect time to talk with the Jester King associates.
1:00 pm - 1:40 pm - John and Kendall, along with a Jester King luminary, will lead a Cheese and Beer pairing. We'll be pairing 4 cheeses and 4 Jester King beers and discussing the background of each and the intended flavor combinations in the pairings.
1:40pm-2:00pm - Having had so much cheese and beer, this is your time to relax and digest.
2:00pm-3:00pm - Jeffrey Stuffings, founder of Jester King, will lead our group on a private brewery tour. We certainly need to have a questions ready, so that we can all be enlightened after the experience.
3:00pm - 4:00pm - Say goodbye. Shed a single tear, and board the bus. We'll depart for the Cheese House at 3pm. (55 minute bus trip)
A couple RSVP reminders: This event is $105 plus fees. Once you click to purchase tickets, you will only have 5 minutes to complete your order. Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable to other dates. You will receive a confirmation email which you should bring along with you to the event.
October Schedule of Tastings and Events
Because you love good cheese and just a good ole' night out, our classes are filling up fast. If you've been to one before, check out some of our new tastings this month. If you've never been to a tasting, expect over a half pound of cheese, pairings, stories, geekery, and cheese-y times with your table neighbors. All of our classes are BYOB for a $4 set-up fee; we waive the fee if you purchase our selected beverage pairings from the Shop prior to class. This month's classes are led by my hunky hubby John and our new events coordinator Danette; come help initiate her into our world of cheese! Click here for more info or ticket purchasing links.
- Tue 10/4: Cheese 101 - The Seven Styles of Cheese
- Tue 10/11: Taste Off: Wisconsin v. California v. Vermont Cheeses
- Thu 10/13: American Cheese & BYOB American Beer
- Fri 10/21: An Antonelli's Cheese Date Night
- Tue 10/25: Candy and Cheese Class - Halloween Special
- Thu 10/27: Candy and Cheese Class - Halloween Special
We've also got another fun collaboration coming up with the Alamo Drafthouse on Monday, October 10 at the South Lamar location starting at 7:45pm. Join us for a rare 35mm screening of THE RULES OF THE GAME with wine and cheese pairings. "This magical and elusive work, which always seems to place second behind "Citizen Kane" in polls of great films, is so simple and so labyrinthine, so guileless and so angry, so innocent and so dangerous, that you can't simply watch it, you have to absorb it." - Roger Ebert
October is American Cheese Month
As a proud member of the American Cheese Society, we're joining other members in proclaiming October American Cheese Month. While we enjoy celebrating American cheeses 365 days a year (indeed, over 75% of our retail case is American!), we're participating in American Cheese Month in some exciting ways. We've got a class pitting American cheeses together (from Wisconsin, the #1 producer in large cheese production; to Vermont, the #1 producer in artisanal cheese production; to California, the #1 dairy producer). We're also hosting a class on American cheeses that pair well with your favorite American craft beers. Bring your own beer and share with your neighbors or buy our suggested pairings from our Shop. Lastly, follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter posts for daily pin-up - worthy cheese photos of our featured "American Cheese of the Day." Thank you to our awesome, passionate, hardworking, talented, fun, lively crew of American cheesemakers!