HUDSON VALLEY CIDER & CHEESE
Saturday, June 4 | 1 – 4PM
Tasting and market presented by Basilica Hudson and Glynwood, in collaboration with Talbott & Arding and Gaskins.
// $10 – $35 and kids under 10 free //
Join us for our inaugural Cider & Cheese Tasting and Market, celebrating the farmers and producers of the Hudson Valley. This special event featuring hard cider producers and cheese makers from across the Hudson Valley will serve as the kick off to Hudson Valley Cider Week, a multi-day celebration of regional craft cider. Over 20 craft cider makers and more than 10 artisanal cheese makers will sample and sell a variety of styles of hard cider and cheeses.
Why cider and cheese? Both are delicious, of course, but their affinity runs deeper than appeal. Cider and cheese enhance the value of the products grown by farmers, taking apples and milk and increasing their worth, thus strengthening the economic viability of the participating farms. Both cider and cheese are rich expressions of place—the earth where trees grow and dairy herds graze, and the sun, rain and wind that smile on it. And both use the power of fermentation to make complex flavors and textures from simple, raw materials.
About Tasting and Market
Tickets entitle attendees to sample 50+ hard ciders and 20+ cheeses, and food and beverages will also be available for purchase. Talbott & Arding Cheese and Provisions will sell sandwiches and other light fare that complements the cheese and hard cider sampled throughout the event, and Gaskins Restaurant will offer glasses of hard cider and soft drinks at the bar.
Aaron Burr Cider, Angry Orchard, Bad Seed Cider, Brooklyn Cider House, Doc’s Draft Cider, Gravity Ciders, Greenpoint Cidery, Hardscrabble Cider, Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider, Joe Daddy’s Hard Cider, Kettleborough Cider House, Naked Flock Cider, Nine Pin Ciderworks, Orchard Hill Cider Mill, Pennings Orchard/Cidery, Slyboro Ciderhouse, Stone Bridge Farm, Sundog Cider, Wayside Cider, Westwind Orchard, Yankee Folly. Meet our Cider Vendors!
Acorn Hill Farmstead Cheese, Chaseholm Farm Creamery, Five Spoke Creamery, Four Fat Fowl, Hawthorne Valley Farm, Nettle Meadow, Old Chatham Sheepherding Co., Sprout Creek Farm, Sugar House, Vulto Creamery. Meet our Cheese Vendors!
Basilica Hudson Community Programing
The striking waterfront location of this historic city serves as a gateway to riches of the Hudson Valley and Hudson is increasingly recognized as a destination for music, food, art, antique, vintage, and history enthusiasts. Through its programs, Basilica Hudson invites audiences to discover Hudson and the region, and strives to forge experiences that aspire to the scale, grit and beauty of its surroundings.
Basilica Hudson has evolved in tandem with the City of Hudson’s ongoing transformation and has drawn inspiration for its mission and programs from the city’s eclectic and epic history, as well as the regional geography and history. Honoring the historical and agricultural spirit of the Hudson Valley, Basilica Hudson has expanded its programming to reach into the admirable history and resurgence of agriculture and farming in the Hudson Valley. Together, these programs reflect Basilica Hudson’s vision to unify urban, rural and industrial through arts and culture and by bringing its community together.
About Cider Week Hudson Valley
This special event featuring hard cider producers and cheese makers from across the Hudson Valley will serve as the kick off to Hudson Valley Cider Week, a multi-day celebration of regional craft cider. Cider Week Hudson Valley celebrates orchard-based cider by featuring it prominently in over 100 top restaurants, bars and retail shops throughout the region, helping to build appreciation and demand for this distinctive beverage. For more information go to Cider Week Hudson Valley.
Glynwood is an agricultural nonprofit organization based in Cold Spring, NY with a mission to ensure the Hudson Valley is a region defined by food, where farming thrives. Glynwood accomplishes this by farming, training farmers, promoting regional food and fostering collaboration. Glynwood’s Cider Project, which includes Cider Week, is enhancing the viability of the region’s orchards by advancing the production of hard cider. Please visit Glynwood for more information.
SEE IMAGES FROM THIS EVENT IN OUR TUMBLR RECAP
IMAGE CREDIT | Image courtesy of Cider Week Hudson Valley.