It’s an all day Cheese Festival-within-a-Festival!
We all know cheese has a spiritual value, a moral journey… Make a cheese Pilgrimage!
Meet Philly’s cheese all-stars: the makers, mongers, chefs and creative producers of your favorite cheese for a day filled with culinary tastings, tours, contests and curds galore.
CURD CONVENTION PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
These classes will all have limited seating available. Make sure to sign-up for the classes you’re interested in as soon as you arrive!
Aimee’s Cheese Bar
Multiple Sessions Throughout the Day
Personal curated cheese tastings throughout the day with Aimee Olexy. Just 140 slots available.
The Morning Stretch
Acclaimed Caputo Brothers Creamery Head Cheese-maker discusses their product line and shows off mozzarella and burrata technique at large. This is a highly coveted class for industry pros only. Come early, grab a seat and learn this skill before tomatoes come knocking at your kitchen door!
You’ll need a VIP Industry Preview Hour Ticket for this demo!
The Master Class
A tasting of seven powerhouse PA cheeses from the masterful cheese frontman himself: Emilio Mignucci of Di Bruno’s. Perfect for professionals, locavores, buyers, managers, chefs looking to expand their cheese knowledge.
Will Travel for Cheese
Cheese Icons Tenaya Darlington and Anna Juhl discuss their intrepid cheese journeys and experiences. Taste favorites from their travels and learn about ideas and opportunities for your own cheese-related travel. What better reason for a Summer Road Trip… Destination CHEESE.
More than just a Cheese Plate
Prodigal Chef and Cheese makers; Palmer Marinelli & Samuel Kennedy turn up the cheese profile serving a sampling of a great dish that puts artisan, farmstead cheese at the center of the menu. Ideas for cheese in your home and professional cooking abound in this illustrious class!
Cheese and Pickles…Wait, What?
Two artisan food rock stars Stefanie Angstadt of Valley Milkhouse and Thomas Peter of Crisp & Co. share pricelss knowledge on getting a food business off the ground. From product to packaging to PR; these two do it right. Just take one taste of what they make!
Join Cheese archaeologist Jonathan White of Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse of Milford, New Jersey for a taste of the old world. Bobolink Dairy prides themselves on their grass-fed cows and produces incomparable farmstead cheeses. Jonathan will also be revealing his latest top-secret cheese!