What goes better together than wine, cheese and bread? We can’t think of anything! That’s why we are excited to announce that the Wine, Cheese and Bread Faire 2013 at the Old Sugar Mill is back.
Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4 from 11 to 5 pm, you can enjoy local cheese, bread and wine from 10 different wineries and shop for specialty chocolates, olive oils, nuts, coffees, teas, spices and other local products.
Visitors can also enjoy a picnic lunch with wine on the gorgeous outdoor patio while taking in live music and the delta breeze after wine tasting and shopping. You can also attend live, interactive cheese education discussions and participate in cheese making classes with advanced registration.
This year, the Faire is even more exciting with the Grilled Cheese Competition! Watch chefs from local restaurants compete as they craft their version of the best grilled cheese in the region and then purchase your favorite for lunch.
Tickets this year are $20 in advance, $25 at door and include a commemorative wine glass, thermo tote bag for cheese and complimentary tastings at ten different wineries during the day. Luckily for SacFoodies fans, we are giving away two tickets to this special event! To enter for your chance to win, comment below and tell us which type of wine you’d pair with a grilled cheese: white or red?
Old Sugar Mill
35265 Willow Avenue
Clarksburg, CA 95612
In honor of National Cheese Fondue Day (4/11/11), The Melting Pot is giving away FREE* cheese fondue April 11 through April 14, 2011. Yes, we said FREE! Let the cheesy applause begin. For more details on how to get in on this cheese action, visit the reservations webpage.
*Reservations are required and LIMITED, so book them now! For more details, visit the National Cheese Fondue Day website.
Rewind about 14 months and you’d find me sitting at Artisanal in New York City, with not a worry in the world and a big plate of cheese at my fingertips. I suppose I should apologize in advance for this post to fellow SacFoodie Jenna Buhagiar, as she’s given up cheese for the time being. I promise to make it up to you with a big slice of Manchego whenever you’re ready. 😉
If you happen to find yourself in Napa and are in need of a foodie-fix, definitely hit up Oxbow Public Market. Located right next to COPIA, it is on First Street, just a few blocks from downtown Napa, and centrally located for a nice pit stop while wine tasting in Napa Valley.
If you love San Francisco’s Ferry Building Marketplace and the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market (and who doesn’t?!), then you’ll love Oxbow Public Market, which has the feel of a mini-Ferry Building Marketplace. When I visited Oxbow a few months ago I thought it was wonderful then, but I’ve heard there’s even more to see now. Plus, the produce stands open tomorrow!
Shops in the market sell everything from olive oil to spices, and of course, my personal favorite … CHEESE. Each shop has the incredible selection and variety that market-going foodies have come to expect, and the home-grown and hand-made feeling that we appreciate. The staff are friendly, and above all, knowledgeable about their food. Ask the gentleman at the cheese counter anything cheesy (about cheese, that is), and he’ll have an answer! He was able to tell us the differences between the various 3 to 12 month aged Manchego cheeses, so when we got our slice of 6 month Manchego home, it was exactly what we were looking for.
Check out today’s Daily Candy San Francisco to read their Oxbow Public Market recommendation.