Although the Midwest produces much of the nation's cheese, it exports only a small portion and uses the rest as ceremonial headgear. Taste the best hat material from near and far with today's Groupon, which gets you your choice of passes to the Colorado Cheese Fest. Choose between the following options:
- For $50, you get a VIP pass for both days (a $100 value).
- For $13, you get a single-day general-admission pass for Saturday, November 6 or Sunday, November 7 (a $25 value).
Events take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days at the Embassy Suites Denver Tech Center.
During Cheese Fest, fromage fanatics can taste more than 100 types of cheese from local and national vendors. As amateur affineurs explore the varying tastes and styles of dairy-curd, they'll get to cross varieties of Camembert off of their dairy bucket list or find the sharpest cheddar allowed by law. Expert cheesemaker Rich McGaughey will be there to show you how to whip up your own mozzarella at home, as well as how to produce enough of it to garnish your hot tub full of spaghetti.
With the VIP pass, visitors also gain entry to seminars on how cheese—the blue jeans of the culinary world—adds a youthful cool to even the most average edible ensemble. Saturday breakout sessions cover the best complements to cheese plates, as well as how to pair cheese with wine and beer. On Sunday, experts explain how to weave cheese and chocolate into perfectly portioned flavor duets. The festival ends with a six-chef battle royale with cheese at the Grilled Cheese Challenge and reception, where attendees can simultaneously savor the sweet taste of victory and the warm, gooey tang of defeat.
Fromage to Yours
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.