Expert gourmand Jackie Rebideau has a peculiar passion for cheese. In an effort to share this ardor with the public, she created Fromage to Yours, a company that holds classes and special events to educate people about this celebrated edible. In addition to her recently launched grilled cheese food truck, Mobile Meltz, Jackie teaches pupils about the art of making artisan cheeses such as mozzarella, halloumi, ricotta, and paneer, demonstrating tasteful techniques and dispelling myths that the holes in swiss cheese are formed by mini meteors training for future journeys to the moon. Fromage to Yours also orchestrates special events such as the Colorado Cheese Festival, which more than 150 samples of artisanal American cheese.
Labyrinthine walls of hay three bales tall rise from the ground on the east end of Cherokee Castle and Ranch, signaling the arrival of fall and the chilling frights of the Maze of Terror. The centerpiece of the Cherokee Ranch Fall Fest, the maze snakes indoors and outdoors with live actors and frightening props waiting around every bend. Festivalgoers of all ages can also spend time bouncing in the inflatable area, taking in the fall air during hay and pony rides, and seeking out the perfect carving canvas in the pumpkin patch. In addition to the attractions, attendees can enjoy international cuisine from a variety of local food trucks plus plenty of fall favorites such as caramel apples, hot cider, and kettle corn.
What happens when the imaginations of military personnel, hunters, climbers, and construction workers put their minds together? The result might be a really dirty joke—or, in this case, an even dirtier race. Designed and built by a diverse cadre of burly professionals, the Insanity Mud Run forces participants to climb, crawl, jump, and run across 5- and 10-mile courses in Colorado’s rugged terrain. Despite their differences in length, both courses feature 20 obstacles, and, of course, lots of mud. After the last racer has crossed the finish line, the Insanity Mud Run transforms into a family-friendly party where of-age participants and soon-to-be overwhelmed washing machines can reward themselves with an ice-cold beer.