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Tracing Cross-Cultural Terroir: Cheese Tasting and Discussion
Wed, June 13, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at
Parkway Central Library
At the intersection of food and culture, an emphasis on authenticity often shapes how culinary staples such as cheese are prepared and enjoyed – even with centuries of globalization to inform and complicate these narratives. In this class, we start with a seemingly quintessential cheese plate and discuss the historical contexts of key ingredients through the lens of colonization and conflict, travel and trade. Taste delicious cheeses and accompaniments while delving into the aspects of their terroirs, or regionalities, that extend beyond the milk source. Selected library resources and materials will be available to frame the conversation. This class is led by Jamie Png, an established cheesemaker, docent-in-training at the Rosenbach Museum and Library/Free Library Rare Books Department, and self-identified history nerd. Preregistration is required; tickets are $20 per person via Eventbrite.