What has four battles, forty mongers from around the globe and $10,000 in cash and prizes at stake? The 2nd Annual Cheesemonger Invitational of Long Island City, of course! Mongers from New York, Canada, California and even Ireland and Australia will come together on Friday, July 8 to compete in a quartet of challenges.
Whether simply introducing themselves, precisely cutting and wrapping pounds of cheese or creating the perfect fromage flight, these talented cheese whizzes will go wedge-to-wedge in front of over two hundred spectators and be judged by some of the world’s leading authorities. And competition won’t be the only draw to this cheesy gathering – with music spun by DJ Aaron Kirtz and DJ Carlos Souffront and food prepared by fromager and pairing expert Tia Keenan, this event is sure to be amazing.
Sadly, The House Mouse was not able to score tickets to this sold-out extravaganza. Naturally, anyone who does make it to Larkin Cold Storage for Friday’s event is encouraged to send along some photos and play-by-play of the competition.
It’s that time of year, New Yorkers! The Stinky Cheese Festival is in full funk so get out there and smell the cheesy goodness! The Tour de France NYC restaurant group, nine of the Big Apple’s finest eateries, has put aside the mild and is showing off the wild that the cheese the French have to offer. Twenty of the funkiest fromages of France will be incorporated into specialty menus from now until February 25th. The Mouse wishes we could be there to take in the sweet and stinky pleasures of Raclette, Stilton, Epoisses, and Gorgonzola. Any House Mouse fans who find themselves in New York and attend this event, please keep in touch and let us know the faves and the just plain funky.
Image from the Facebook page Bread.Butter.Cheese
Psst…hey buddy! Want some grilled cheese? Okay, so it doesn’t really go down like that, but a rogue New Yorker called Ronnie has been doling out the gooey goodness via text. Hungry customers text in their orders and Ronnie makes arrangements to meet them on a street corner for the drop off.
Daily selections are posted on the Facebook page Bread.Butter.Cheese
For more on the mysterious food mover, click the links below.
New York’s Sordid Underground Grilled Cheese Sandwich-Trade
Attention all stinky cheese lovers! If you happen to be in New York City over the next four days, be sure to check out the Third Annual Stinky Cheese Festival running now until March 12th. Visit one of eight restaurants featuring variations of the same three-course meal consisting of an appetizer of Raclette De Fromage, Chicken Cordon Bleu for the main course and dessert – Poached Pear with Gorgonzola.
In addition to the pre-fix menu, the festival will be showcasing over 20 kinds of funky fromage from Epoisses to my beloved Stinking Bishop.
For more information, check out the Tour De France NYC website.