The Resort at Port Ludlow is hosting a wine and cheese extravaganza called the Fete du Fromage from 2-6 pm on Saturday, May 26th. Participants will have an opportunity to sample 50 to 60 cheeses from premiere producers in Vermont, California, Spain, Italy, Belgium, France, and the Pacific NW. What kind? Fresh to fully-aged cow’s milk, sheep’s milk, and goat’s milk cheeses. Each carefully paired with a variety of new and old world wines which will be available for tasting and pairing at up to ten stations.
Of special interest to “Wild About the NW” fans, The Resort will pair a selection of Washington wines with cheeses crafted by local producers like Mystery Bay Farm of Marrowstone Island, Samish Bay Cheese of Bow, and Willapa Hills Cheese of Doty. Rachel Van Laanen, owner of Mystery Bay Farm, will also be on hand to represent her goat cheeses and field questions from participants.
The Fete du Fromage is for cheese lovers and wine lovers alike, novices and seasoned veterans. Anyone, in fact, who is looking for a fresh new taste to compliment an old favorite. Fete tickets are $39 in advance or $45 at the door. Price includes access to all cheese tables and two wine tastings. Additional wine tastes (2 oz pours) are $5. Tax and tip not included. This event is being held at The Resort at Port Ludlow, 1 Heron Road, Port Ludlow, WA. For more information or to order advance tickets, please call 360-437-7412.
**Special Note: The Resort’s Fireside Restaurant is cozy and intimate. Their menu reflects a passion for Northwest cuisine, utilizing fresh ingredients that are grown, caught or raised locally. In April, The Fireside received the 2012 Washington Wine Award of Distinction for its dedication and commitment to Washington’s wine industry.