Cheese keeps salad from tasting bland, tomato sauce from feeling too acrid, and raviolis from popping like bubble wrap. Choose cheese with today’s Groupon to the third annual Colorado Cheese Festival from Fromage to Yours. The festival takes place in Aurora on November 5 and 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $18, you get admission to the festival on November 5 (a $35 value).
- For $18, you get admission to the festival on November 6 (a $35 value).<p>
The Colorado Cheese Festival culls samples from more than 250 artisanal cheeses, with a full schedule of fromage-themed activities. Cooking demonstrations illuminate the process of making mozzarella or burrata, disabusing the idea that microscopes and centrifuges are necessary. The eclectic list of participants includes myriad local dairies, such as Colorado-based Windsor Dairy and Rocking W Cheese. For Sunday’s finale, the Grilled Cheese Challenge pits restaurateurs against one another for their takes on the timeless classic, which they submit to a discerning panel of third graders.
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.