Those with an affection for all things fromage will be delighted to hear that, with the help of author and Wisconsin native Tenaya Darlington, a grand dairy affair will unfold Sat., Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m.–midnight, at Philadelphia’s Ruba Social Club (414 Green St.).
Darlington, scribe of Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese and blogger of Madame Fromage, has organized the cheese-focused soiree with one incredible mission: to help Birchrunville’s cheesemaker Sue Miller, of Birchrun Hills Farm, raise funds for a future cheese cave. Miller, an award-winning Chester Co. cheese artisan, is best known for her raw milk hunks like Birchrun Blue, Fat Cat, Red Cat or Equinox. Currently, the Miller family trucks their milk off their farm to a facility to age their cheese, and with the addition of a farm-based cave, they can eliminate this step and keep the entire operation on the farm.
Admission to the cheesy fete is $10 per person, with all proceeds donated to the Miller family. In addition to the door donation, guests are encouraged to bring a cheese or cheese pairing to contribute to the construction of the “planet’s largest cheese board.” Other highlights of the food-focused bash include the crowning of a King and Queen of Cheese and a raffle of dairy swag (an enticing print by cheese portraitist Mike Geno included).
For more info, visit madamefromageblog.com.