Curd this be love? September 11-October 7

For Immediate Release
August 29, 2013


Seattle—August 29, 2013—The annual “For the Love of Cheese” event is back September 11 to October 7, and like a strong cheddar, only gets better with age. Metropolitan Market brings this month-long festival of cheese events that will introduce and educate guests on artisan, specialty, hand-made and farmstead cheese produced locally and globally.  

Attend one of the many tastings of wine, beer or cider pairing events for a multi-sensory experience with cheese; meet and talk with local and national cheesemakers; watch and sample as cheese is sculpted into art you can eat. Come by one of our culinary kiosks to try an array of artisan cheeses and pick up the “For the Love of Cheese” event schedule. There are over 20 events to choose from. For the latest updates, visit www.metropolitan-market.com/events.

Key events include:
Meet the Cheesemakers

Mt. Townsend Creamery owners Matt Day and Ryan Trail have worked to reinvigorate the dairy processing industry in the Northwest by introducing specialty cheeses made using traditional methods with a Northwest flavor. Dates:  9/13, 4-7 – Admiral, 9/20 and 10/4, 4-7 – Kirkland, 9/21, 12-4 – Magnolia, 9/27, 4-7 – Proctor, 9/28, 12-4 – Uptown-Queen Anne.

A Metropolitan Market exclusive – Rhonda Gothberg has been making exquisite farmstead goat cheeses and operating from what is one of the tiniest of Washington’s Grade A micro-dairies for well over a decade. Milking only twenty goats, her supply of cheeses is very limited and highly prized. Dates: 9/20, 4-7 – Admiral, 9/21, 12-4 – Magnolia.

Cheese Carving with Sarah Nep
Come watch Sarah Nep sculpt hundreds of pounds of cheese into art you can eat. Be awed, then sample Sarah's work. Dates: 9/19, 11-5 – Kirkland, 9/20, 11-5 – Magnolia, 9/21, 10-4 – Uptown-Queen Anne.

Guess the Weight; Win a $50 Gift Card
Metropolitan Market is bringing in a large, mystery weight piece of BelGioioso Aged Sharp Provolone, and one person at each store will win a $50 gift card to Metropolitan Market for guessing the weight. The closest guess at each store wins the gift card. Winners will be announced October 9th.

Cheese Tasting Tent Events
These tent events are a cheese lover’s paradise. Whether a guest has extensive experience with cheese or not, these events offer an impressive array of cheeses for tasting and comparing.

Friday, September 13, 4 -7:30
Saturday, September 14, 12-4:00

Sunday, September 15, 3 -7:30
Sunday, September 29, 3 -7:00

Uptown-Queen Anne
Thursday, September 19, 4-7:00
Thursday, October 3, 4-7:00


Friday, September 20, 4-7:00
Friday, October 4, 4-7:00


Saturday, September 21, 12-4:00
Sunday, September 22, 12-4:00

Editor’s note: store addresses and contact information:

Queen Anne
1908 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 Phone: 206.284.2530; Get Directions from Google

100 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109, Phone: 206.213.0778; Get Directions from Google


2320 42nd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116, Phone: 206.937.0551; Get Directions from Google


2420 N Proctor Street, Tacoma, WA 98406, Phone: 253.761.3663; Get Directions from Google

10611 NE 68th Street, Kirkland, WA 98033, Phone: 425.454.0085; Get Directions from Google

Metropolitan Market has great things in store for Sand Point!  Starting in September, we are remodeling the store to make the store easier to shop, more pleasant to be in and adding a few great new features.   Due to minimal construction, Sand Point will not participate with demonstrations and visiting guest cheesemakers.  

About Metropolitan Market
Metropolitan Market has grown to become the area’s premier independent grocer. Featuring fresh, local, organic and hard-to-find items, the award-winning market transforms everyday grocery shopping into an invigorating experience. The first grocer to introduce Copper River Salmon, locally baked artisan breads and just-picked luscious strawberries from Vashon Island to the region, Metropolitan Market continues to be the first to offer the best. Visit one of the six Western Washington locations or online at www.metropolitan-market.com.


For additional information contact:
Tamara Wilson
Tamara Wilson Public Relations

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