Good Dairy Event

Last night, I attended the Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn Good Dairy event at Openhouse Gallery on Mulberry Street in Manhattan.  The event was in conjunction with the dairy issue of both magazines celebrating dairy-related product purveyors.  The free event, also sponsored by Whole Foods and Organic Valley, featured many delicious cheeses, ice cream, milk, yogurt, and spirits to wash it all down.  Not only did I get a lot of yummy freebies, I met the New York Dairy Princess of the American Dairy Association & Dairy Council, Inc. I sampled sheep milk ricotta with honey on a slice of baguette from Valley Shepherd Creamery out of New Jersey.  Very light and refreshing ricotta–so good I had two.

Valley Shepherd Creamery ricotta, yogurt and cheese

I also previewed Nancy’s new organic Greek yogurt, which will debut in June.

Nancy's Greek yogurt

The well-known Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery had a fine selection of delicious fresh and aged goat cheeses.  I especially loved the coupole.

Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery selection

Kelso Beer Company had a pilsner and a nut brown lager to sample.  Well-reputed Wolffer Estate Vineyard out of Long Island had a refreshing chardonnay.

The Vanderbilt restaurant served chocolate pudding pops with a hint of sea salt.

The Vanderbilt pudding pop

Stinky Bklyn featured a selection of cheeses from the UK, all of which were very fine examples of the respective cheeses.  My favorites included Gubbeen and Coolea.

Stinky Bklyn selection

Murray’s Cheese had samples of a selection of cave aged cheeses and currant custard and cherry tree tonic from White Cow DairyThe Chocolate Room featured an adorable scoop of fresh mint chip ice cream, which had a very refreshing blast of mint.

fresh mint chip ice cream

Lucy’s Whey served Across the Pond, a washed rind, raw cow’s milk cheese from Keeley’s Cheese Company in King Ferry, NY.

Across the Pond cheese

Momofuku Milk Bar served cereal milk and milk bar cookies.  Hudson Whiskey served a milk punch great for the holidays with Five Acre Farms milk, a dairy with a goal to make its fresh milk a staple at your neighborhood grocer.  Orwasher’s Bakery had a sample of artisan breads, which were a great accompaniment to the wonderful selection of cheeses.

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