Meet Your Local Cheesemaker

On Friday from 4:00-6:00 p.m., we're going all out for our last Meet Your Local Cheesemaker Happy Hour of the year! Sue Miller and family of Birchrun Hills have been handcrafting some of the Philly area's most uniquely flavored cheeses for some time now. These include the creamy and dreamy Birchrun Blue, the eau-de-sock-and-sautéed-mushrooms stinker Fat Cat, and the petite but potent Red Cat. Neighbor and friend Bill Covaleski of Victory Brewing Company will be carpooling in with Sue to match his strong beers with her strong cheeses. Expect brews like Storm King Stout, Old Horizontal Barleywine, and Golden Monkey, all perfect ways to fortify before for a chilly friday night out!

Just in for this event we'll have a couple limited edition delights from Birchrun: Clipper, a limited edition (as in, only a wheel or two folks!) aged cheese with a hard, toothsome texture and profound, concentrated flavour. Loaded with flavors of butterscotch, peppercorn, and clove, this one would be a perfect gift cheese for the beloved cheesehead in your life. Tie it up with a bottle of Barbaresco or Barleywine ale and it'll be a holiday to remember for sure. Aged-out cheeses are rare in our region so snatch this mone up!

For Red Cat and Fat Cat fans, we've got Thunder Cat! This is Sue's stinker Red Cat treated with a careful wash of Victory's Baltic Thunder porter. How this one will turn out is anyone's guess, but no doubt it won't be a bore.

And for your holiday entertaining needs, we'll have Sue's new spreads. Her Honey & Sea Salt Spread or Garlic & Sun Dried Tomato Spread will make an instant and appealing appetizer for any of your holiday parties.