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Women in Cheese at the Astor Center Jan. 6

Ladies, are you hankering to become a cheesemonger?  Or maybe a cheesemistress?

Cheese. Photo: Chiot's Run via Flickr.

Cheese. Photo: Chiot's Run via Flickr.

Then come down to the Astor Center to hear about the world of cheese retailing from a group of New York’s best women cheese mavens.

Here are the details from Slow Food about the event at the Astor Center in the East Village:

Join Slow Food NYC Jan 6th for an evening filled with local women in cheese. On hand will be local cheese purveyor Anne Saxelby, of Saxelby Cheesemongers, leading a discussion with Karen Weinberg of Three Corner Field Farm, Betsy Devine and Rachel Mark of Salvatore Bklyn, Angela Miller of Consider Bardwell Farm, and Lisa Schwartz of Rainbeau Ridge.

Hear the story behind the cheese and how this diverse group of women got into the business. They will discuss the cheese making process from the pastures to the shelves and what makes each of their cheeses so wonderful and unique. And of course each participant will also bring plenty of cheese to try, paired with local New York State cider.

Proceeds from this event will help support the activities and programs of Slow Food NYC.

Location: Astor Center – 399 Lafayette St. (at East 4th St.); Manhattan [Web Site]

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tickets:
Slow Food Members: $25 – use promotional code SFNYCMEM
Non-members: $35 – use promotional code SFNYCNON

Tickets Available ONLY on-line at
www.astorcenternyc.com/class-slow-u-women-in-cheese.ac

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Cocktails in the Morning: The Mixologist’s Greenmarket Tour

I don’t know about you, but I go for coffee, not cocktails in the morning. Still, this Slow Food Greenmarket and cocktails event is a chance to spend the morning roaming the Union Square Greenmarket with a mixologist to gather ingredients for cocktails to be served later in the day at Astor Center.

Watermelon cocktail is a refreshing summer drink. Photo: jspatchwork via flickr.

Photo: jspatchwork via flickr.at Astor Center.

Here are the details:

What: For early rising cocktail mavens, join Allen Katz, master mixologist and former Chair of the Slow Food USA Board, on his preparatory shopping tour at Greenmarket. Sample fresh, local vegetables, fruits, and herbs and imagine, with Allen, the mixology magic that he’ll work later during the evening at the Greenmarket Inspired Mixology event at Astor Place.

Space is extremely limited.

Where: Union Square Greenmarket – Meet at the George Washington equestrian statue at the south end of Union Square.

When: Wed., Aug. 12, 8:30 am – 10:00 am (rain or shine)

Tickets: Available ONLY On-line at:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/73283

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