BEER AND CHEESE PAIRING
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7TH - 7PM
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS
Two cheesemongers and One brewer walk into a bar...
CHEESEMONGER, DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
Hailing from Brooklyn, Zoey has been working in the cheese industry for more than a decade. Whether you find her behind the cheese case, or teaching “Cheese 101: How to Become a Curd Nerd”, Zoey balances her deep knowledge and experience with her quick wit and dry humor creating a memorable experience for every customer, be they cheese novices or afficionados! She loves guiding customers through tasting delicious standbys as well as unique and seasonal selections.
While Her current obsession is anything from Lazy Lady Farm in Vermont, Zoey’s most unusual pairing suggestion is potato chips, truffle mousse and a small French chèvre, washed down with a sip of Bourbon..yes Bourbon!
CHEESEMONGER, AND CHEESE BUYER
Dan hails from across the pond - Kent, England. Chat him up, as he loves to share stories and lesser-known facts while sampling cheese selections you never knew you wanted (and, let’s face it, everything sounds better in a charming British accent)!
Dan became fascinated with cheese as a child when visiting Calais and Ghent during family holidays. He was captivated by how “each wheel is the embodiment of the community and the land in which it was made”.
A pairing he currently recommends is the funky delight of Tulip Tree Foglove along with Catskill Provisions Fall Honey, and a cheeky glass of Port; “it will make for a delightful treat”.
CERTIFIED CICERONE, BEER JUDGE, AND SALES LEADER
Katie has been with Blue Point for 4 years and works in NYC as the area sales team lead. She got into beer while waiting tables and bartending as most aspiring dancers in the city do. Her passion for beer ignited after hearing of the Cicerone® program.
Fast-forward to now, and she is a Certified Cicerone®, an avid homebrewer and a Certified BJCP judge (because studying beer is basically drinking beer and she does enjoy doing that).
When she isn’t selling beer in NYC, she is spearheading education initiatives at Blue Point - like this beer and cheese pairing discussion!
Curious about the syllabus?
Consider this your homework.
Basic Tasting course pairs four cheeses with Blue Point's Fall seasonal Beers:
Secret de Compostelle paired with Toasted Lager
Aged Comte paired with Oktoberfest
Moon Rabbit paired with Mother Pumpkin Ale
Scharfe Maxx paired with Hoptical Illusion
*This course includes crackers!
**A Basic Tasting Kit is portioned for one person.
*Specialty Beer 4 packs and Cheese Kits will be available soon.
Look for: Zümfest Cheese Pairing