EVENT: Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine’s Artisan Producers Festival

21 Apr
Sample cheese, plus sweet and savory accompaniments and more at Pastoral's First Annual Artisan Producer Festival

Sample cheese, plus sweet and savory accompaniments and more at Pastoral's First Annual Artisan Producer Festival

It’s no secret that I love Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine and when I got information about this upcoming event, I wanted to share it out. Below is all the information- I am definitely going to try to stop by. Let me know if you’re going to attend as well!

PASTORAL ARTISAN CHEESE, BREAD & WINE HOSTS FIRST ANNUAL ARTISAN PRODUCER FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY, APRIL 30, IN CHICAGO

Free event to meet Pastoral’s featured culinary artisans, sample their products and celebrate small batch food, beer & wine from across America
WHAT
Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine will host its First Annual Artisan Producer Festival, a free event to meet Pastoral’s featured culinary artisans from throughout the U.S., sample their products and celebrate small batch foods, beer and wine while enjoying live music on Saturday, April 30, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at Pastoral’s Chicago French Market location, 131 North Clinton Street, in Chicago. Parking for only $6 will be available for all attendees at 165 North Clinton, the parking lot located just north of Chicago French Market.

The lineup, which now includes more than 35 producers, features 14 cheese makers, including Illinois’ own Prairie Fruits Farm, Michigan’s Zingerman’s Creamery, Vermont’s renowned Jasper Hill Farm and Vermont Creamery as well as a host of other award-winning cheese makers from Wisconsin and around the country.

Additionally, there will be a variety of artisans who produce Pastoral’s distinctive sweet and savory accompaniments, including Michigan’s Seedling Farms, local favorites DAS Caramelini, Sweet Margy Confections and Bennison’s Bakery, Minnesota’s Ames Honey, Wisconsin’s Potter’s Organic Crackers and Quince & Apple Handmade Preserves, Chicago’s own Half Acre Beer Company and Goose Island Brewery, plus New York’s Salumeria Biellese and Sourpuss Pickles among others.

Pastoral created its Artisan Producer Festival as part of the company’s mission to make buying and eating great food and wine a fun, inviting and educational experience for its customers. Many of the products featured at Pastoral’s Artisan Producer Festival are sold in the Midwest exclusively at Pastoral. The event will also feature artisan producers featured at Pastoral’s neighboring Chicago French Market vendors.

WHEN
Saturday, April 30, 2011
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE
Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine – Chicago French Market
131 North Clinton Street, Chicago, IL 60661
312-454-2200
pastoralartisan.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION, visit pastoralartisan.com or call 312-454-2200.

Meet Allison Hooper, Vermont Butter & Cheese, among other culinary artisans at Pastoral's First Annual Artisan Producer Festival

Meet Allison Hooper, Vermont Butter & Cheese, among other culinary artisans at Pastoral's First Annual Artisan Producer Festival

LIST OF PARTICIPATING ARTISANS
34 Degrees Crackers; Ameline Mustards; Ames Honey; Bennison’s Bakery; Brunkow Cheese; Cellars at Jasper Hill Farm; DAS Caramelini; Elburn Market; Frisian Farms; Goose Island Brewery; Half Acre Beer Company; L. Mawby (Von Beaumont Distrib.); Milton Creamery; Potter’s Organic Crackers; Prairie Fruits Farm; Quince & Apple; Rich Chocolates & Candies; Rogue Creamery; Salumeria Biellese; Sartori Foods; Saxon Homestead Creamery; Seedling Farms; Seymour Dairy; Shady Lane Cellars (Eno Amano); Sourpuss Pickles; Spring Brook Farms; Sweet Grass Dairy; Sweet Margy’s Toffee; Uplands Dairy; Vanberg & Dewulf (Windy City Distrib.); The Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery; Whimsical Candy; Wisconsin Sheep Dairy Co-Op; Zingerman’s Creamery

PARTICIPATING CHICAGO FRENCH MARKET VENDORS
Abbey Brown Artisan Soaps; Chicago Organics; City Fresh Market; Delightful Pastries; Fumare Meats; Les Fleurs; Produce Express; RAW; Sweet Miss Giving’s; Vanille Patisserie; and MORE!

Also featuring Bill Kurtis, founder of Tallgrass Beef Company 

PASTORAL LOCATIONS AND HOURS
Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine – Chicago French Market

131 North Clinton Street
Chicago, Illinois 60661
312-454-2200

Hours:
Monday – Friday
10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday Closed

Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine – Loop
53 East Lake Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601
312-658-1250

Hours:
Monday – Friday
10:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine – Lakeview
2945 North Broadway
Chicago, Illinois 60657
773-472-4781

Hours:
Monday – Friday
11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Shop 24/7, 365 days per year at Pastoral’s online store: pastoralartisan.com

About Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine
Pastoral, a venture of Pastoral Enterprises, LLC, is a European-inspired, authentic neighborhood cheese shop, offering the highest quality fine and artisan cheeses from America and around the world, select small production wines and freshly baked breads along with a full complement of related items such as charcuterie, olives and other accompaniments. Pastoral also offers custom gift collections, gourmet sandwiches and salads, picnics and catering. The company was founded in 2004 in the East Lakeview area of Chicago and was named in 2007 as one of six Outstanding Specialty Food Retailers by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT). For more information or to shop online, visit pastoralartisan.com

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