Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sample Artisan Cheeses, Local Wines & Dance it Off @ Café Cocomo

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Marin French Cheese Co. in association with Café Cocomo is beginning its summer series of monthly Sunday Salsa, Cheese & Wine on Sunday, May 2, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. We will spend the first two hours socializing in the outdoor patio; eating delicious handmade cheese from America’s oldest cheese producer, tasting fine local California wines. At about 3:00 pm, after everyone is a relaxed and comfortable, our professional salsa instructors will teach you the basics on how to properly move your body to the sexy rhythm of salsa. After this event the Sunday evening La Milonga (Tango) party begins at 7:00pm. The idea behind this program is to introduce the exciting rhythms of salsa music and the sexy dance to people who love wine and cheese but might be intimidated by the idea of stepping out onto the dance floor. Inversely we are introducing folks who would typically shy away from the pretentious world of fine wine and cheese to a new sense of appreciation and enjoyment. Café Cocomo is the ideal setting for such an event. The club is going on 15 years of weekly salsa dancing and an on going Sunday Milonga (Tango) evening. Café Cocomo has earned the following awards: USA TODAY: Voted 3rd best salsa club in the nation, SF Bay Guardian: Best Salsa Club - 2004-2009: City Best Night club - 2006-2009, SF Weekly: Best salsa club – 2007 and Zagat: rated Excellent. For more information, contact Maxx Sherman (415) 317-5609

4th Annual Cheese Festival in Petaluma

Chefs Jason and Alicia from Jackson's Restaurant in Santa Rosa

Here we were again at the 4th annual Artisan Cheese festival hosted by The Sheraton in Petaluma, Ca. We sampled seven of our cheese’s including the Petit Dejeuner, our most recent award winner. It was named “Best in The U.S’ at the World Cheese Awards! Another was our newest cheese, the Mélange Camembert, made with half goat and half cow’s milk – 2010 World Championship Cheese Competition Award Winner. We also sampled out our corporate chefs latest creation, a Schloss and ham spread to die for. The recipe is on our web site HERE. Everything was a BIG hit! Six hours later, the crowd of over 1,400 savored everything we brought and in the end, only a few wheels of cheese remained. Notable critics and authors, like Laura Werlin, were there for book signings. The weather turned out to be incredible, rendering the huge tents pointless and despite the huge crowd, everyone seemed to make their way through the event with ease. Of course, they were perfectly willing to wait in line to taste our Petit Dejeuner.

Thank you to the Sheraton and we hope to see all of you there next year.

San Francisco International Chocolate Salon

We had a sweet time at the 4th annual San Francisco International Chocolate Salon, presented by Taste TV at Fort Mason. With over 50.000 sq ft of chocolate, wine and cheese, it was no wonder everyone was smiling. Right from the start, we had a line of more than 25 people eager for a sampling and it stayed that way for the entire event. Imagine, over 5,000 people were there to taste chocolate and we could barely keep up with the demand to sample our cheese! These discriminating chocoholics couldn’t resist our corporate chef’s delicious Triple Creme Brie and bittersweet chocolate Tartlet. And, the Mélange Brie and other award winning tastes were also a big hit. KCBS food critique, Narcie David stopped by to enjoy our award winning Artisan cheeses and was greatly intrigued with our chef’s amazing Schloss spread. Keep in mind, all of our recipes can be found HERE.