Monday, April 2, 2012

Magical Bovines... Wine & Cheese Tour

Cheese is Bovine Magic!

Visit Olympic Cellars during the Northwest Wine & Cheese Tour for a magical bovine experience.

What, you say, is Bovine Magic? Read on.....

We're very excited to host a family owned Creamery, Golden Glen, of Bow, Washington during our event on Saturday, April 14th and Sunday, 15th from 11 - 6 p.m. each day.

Molly, Lisa and I did some arduous duty pairing our wines with a variety of the amazing Golden Glen cheeses until we found three delicious combinations that had us "resampling" a few times just to make sure we got it right!

One of my favorites is our new release 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon with Golden Glen’s double-cream, River Cheddar, their signature cheese. You have not tasted cheddar like this before... double cream, which means they add extra cream to their already outstanding milk to create an extraordinarily rich cheese. The marriage of wine and cheese in your mouth has you closing your eyes and just concentrating on the incredible flavors.

We are excited to host, Jeremy Kindlund, long- time Golden Glen associate, who will take you through the process of making, serving and pairing cheese. Don't hesitate to bombard him with all your cheese questions.

Our cellar will be decorated with Magical Bovines painted by our own artist in residence, Kristi Knowles. These cows are magical because cheese is magic and it comes from cows. Therefore, Cheese is Bovine Magic. Kristi has taken a bit of artistic license with the cows she's painting... a real photo-opt. Sip Wine, SAY CHEESE!

So, bring your camera and submit your photo to the Olympic Peninsula Winery Association Facebook page. The top 3 entries will be posted on the Facebook page and website and receive a pair of tickets to the Harvest Wine Tour, Nov. 11-13, 2012.

And not to be out done on the culinary cheese front, local Chef, Dave Long of Ovenspoonful will create for us a sumptuous, Wine and Cheese soup. He will begin by roasting garlic and onion, which he will add to a roux base. Then pounds of Golden Glen Cheddar and bottles of Olympic Cellars Chardonnay 2009 will transform into a velvety soup garnished with savory, Italian-herbed, focaccia bread croutons. All to be sampled with local artisan bread and oh, so fresh creamery butter from Golden Glen. Try it with our Gold Medal winning Chardonnay!

Wine and Cheese, Spring and Sunshine and Magical Bovines. I can't wait.

We're so looking forward to hosting you at our event.

The Working Girls,
Molly, Lisa, Cally, Kristi and Kathy

Advance tickets for the self-guided tour are available online for $30, and entitle the holder to a commemorative wine glass and wine and cheese tasting at all eight wineries. Independently, each winery charges a $5.00 tasting fee. You must be 21 or over to purchase tickets and/or participate in wine tasting. All ticket sales are non-refundable.

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