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  • FLUSHING TOWNHALL 137-35 Northern Boulevard Flushing, NY, 11354 United States (map)

he Great Northeast Cheese & Dairy Fest returns to Queens for the second year in a row as top toques and top tommes transform historic Flushing Town Hall into a cheese lover’s paradise!

A half dozen top New York City chefs including Will Horowitz of Ducks Eatery/Harry & Ida's will prepare delectable dishes using the cheeses at 2016’s premier cheese and event, The Great Northeast Cheese & Dairy Fest on Saturday, December 10th at historic Flushing Town Hall from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Horowitz will be joined by Michelin-starred Chef Hugue Dufour of M. Wells Steakhouse, Chef Alfonso Zhicay of the acclaimed Queens restaurant Casa del Chef Bistro, Chef Humberto Guallpa of Calle Dao, and Chef Brian Hayford of Favela Cubana. Fine libations, including beer, wine, and cider will be paired with all the glorious cheeses and dairy offerings.

This year's roster of artisanal creameries and affineurs, and other participants includes:

Beltane Farms (Lebanon, CT)
Blue Valley Gourmet (Barre,VT)
Bovina Valley Farms (Bovina, NY)
Consider Bardwell (West Pawlet, VT)
Cowbella Dairy Products (Jefferson, NY)
Crosswinds Farm & Creamery (Ovid, NY)
Crown Finish Caves (Brooklyn, NY)
Jasper Hill Farm (Greensboro Bend, VT)
Lively Run Dairy (Interlaken, NY)
Meier's Artisan Cheese (Fort Covington, NY)
Mohawk Drumlin (Saint Johnville, NY)
North Country Creamery (Keeseville, NY)
Perrystead Dairy (NY/PA)
Tumino Cheese Company (King Ferry, NY)
Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company (South Woodstock, VT)
Vulto Creamery (Walton, NY)
Windy Hill Goat Dairy (Cherry Valley, NY)

Guests will sample and learn about more than 75 of the region’s finest cheeses from nutty sheep's milk tommes and Cheddars to luscious triple cremes and tangy goat cheeses.

NYEE and CDSNYS are honored to feature Queens-based cheese expert Tia Keenan, author of the newly published book “The Art of The Cheese Plate: Pairings, Recipes, Style, Attitude,” as part of the evening’s program. 

As part of the festivities at this year’s Great Northeast Cheese & Dairy Fest, we’ll also be holding a People's Choice Award's where attendees will be able to vote for their favorite fromage!

All-inclusive $60 tickets entitle guests to unlimited cheese sampling and beverage pairings plus tastings from the chefs.

Additionally, there will be a limited amount of first-come, first-serve $100 VIP tickets sold, which will allow exclusive access to special earlier culinary demonstrations and discussions about cheeses from acclaimed cheese experts, including the mongers of Brooklyn’s Crown Finish Caves. VIP guests will also have early access to the rest of the festival.

Ticket Price: $40-$100