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 upcoming experiences


sept 6 amaro + cheese at cedar & spokes

Taste the Italian bitter that's oh-so-sweet, paired with fine artisan cheeses and mixed in a signature cocktail!


oct 26 whiskey + cheese with woodinville whiskey

Kick wine and cheese night up a notch; let's pair whiskey and cheese!


full-sensory cheese pairings

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engage with your ecosystem.

When people know where their food and drinks come from, they are empowered to make more conscious consumer choices. In turn, this makes them happier, healthier and better guardians of the Earth. This means learning about:

  • The farms where the ingredients were grown.

  • The animals, plants, feeds and seeds involved.

  • The producers who bring those ingredients to the cheesemaker, chef, baker, brewer, barista or mixologist.

  • The processes that bring the finished product to your plate or glass.

Sharing the stories of the people and processes behind the things we eat and drink connects consumers and producers and builds community. Let us take you on an immersive, full-sensory journey where you can learn, ask questions, lend your voice — and, of course, taste incredible foods and beverages, right from the source.

We’ll walk you through our method for tasting, introduce you to our favorite pairings and set you free to create your own combinations. No stuffy classroom environment here; we make learning interactive, delicious and fun!

Many of our Experiences are held in Pike Place Market: the heart of Seattle's food culture, and our second home. Here, Owner Brian Gilbert also serves as Head Cheesemonger for Beecher's Handmade Cheese. And Pike Place Market products and venues are frequent subject matter for Creative Lead Holly Regan.


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let’s play with your food.

While you learn, you’ll also get to eat and drink; no tapping your toes and salivating while we bombard you with information. Samples will be provided at the outset, and we’ll finish with an interactive, full-sensory tasting Experience. This will show you firsthand how each ingredient we’ve selected is important on its own — but seen, touched, smelled and tasted together, becomes greater than the sum of its parts.

No two Experiences are alike, and every person’s palate and preferences are unique. Even your own perception of the same thing may be wildly different from one day to the next. That’s why we won't tell you what you “should” be tasting, smelling or feeling. Instead, we empower you with the tools and knowledge you need by explaining the processes of production, the science of taste and the art of the pairing. Then, it’s time to play.



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When you gather people around a table, put two seemingly unlike things together and watch the mutual transformation that takes place — that’s when ideas are sparked, barriers are broken down and magic happens.
— Holly Regan, Creative Lead


Choose Your Own Experience


Ever enjoyed a bold Bleu cheese with a rich, malty pint of Porter? Or perhaps a creamy Gouda alongside silky milk chocolate? How about a smoked cheddar and bourbon? Beer, chocolate and whiskey are just a few of the cheese combinations you might not have even thought to try.

We offer a range of Experiences so you can discover something new, or explore a new twist on your old favorites. Find foods, drinks and flavors you never even knew existed through our innovative combinations.



Want to host an Experience?

We bring the Experiences to you, including all the necessary ingredients to create them at your space. We host Experiences at breweries, creameries, wineries, chocolate factories, cheese shops, coffee shops, restaurants, exhibition centers, co-working spaces — even on hiking trails, at concerts or at your next business event! If you can imagine it, we can do it.

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