“For The Love Of Cheese” 2013 Coming To Metropolitan Market


Curd this be love? September 11-October 7



The annual “For the Love of Cheese” event is back September 11 to October 7, and like a strong cheddar, only gets better with age. Metropolitan Market brings this month-long festival of cheese events that will introduce and educate guests on artisan, specialty, hand-made and farmstead cheese produced locally and globally.


Attend one of the many tastings of wine, beer or cider pairing events for a multi-sensory experience with cheese; meet and talk with local and national cheesemakers; watch and sample as cheese is sculpted into art you can eat. Come by one of our culinary kiosks to try an array of artisan cheeses and pick up the “For the Love of Cheese” event schedule. There are over 20 events to choose from. For the latest updates, visit www.metropolitan-market.com/events.


Key events include:

Meet the Cheesemakers

Mt. Townsend Creamery owners Matt Day and Ryan Trail have worked to reinvigorate the dairy processing industry in the Northwest by introducing specialty cheeses made using traditional methods with a Northwest flavor. Dates:  9/13, 4-7 – Admiral, 9/20 and 10/4, 4-7 - Kirkland, 9/21, 12-4 – Magnolia, 9/27, 4-7 – Proctor, 9/28, 12-4 – Uptown-Queen Anne.


A Metropolitan Market exclusive - Rhonda Gothberg has been making exquisite farmstead goat cheeses and operating from what is one of the tiniest of Washington’s Grade A micro-dairies for well over a decade. Milking only twenty goats, her supply of cheeses is very limited and highly prized. Dates: 9/20, 4-7 – Admiral, 9/21, 12-4 – Magnolia.


Cheese Carving with Sarah Nep

Come watch Sarah Nep sculpt hundreds of pounds of cheese into art you can eat. Be awed, then sample Sarah's work. Dates: 9/19, 11-5 – Kirkland, 9/20, 11-5 – Magnolia, 9/21, 10-4 – Uptown-Queen Anne.


Guess the Weight; Win a $50 Gift Card

Metropolitan Market is bringing in a large, mystery weight piece of BelGioioso Aged Sharp Provolone, and one person at each store will win a $50 gift card to Metropolitan Market for guessing the weight. The closest guess at each store wins the gift card. Winners will be announced October 9th.


Cheese Tasting Tent Events

These tent events are a cheese lover’s paradise. Whether a guest has extensive experience with cheese or not, these events offer an impressive array of cheeses for tasting and comparing.



Friday, September 13, 4 -7:30

Saturday, September 14, 12-4:00



Sunday, September 15, 3 -7:30

Sunday, September 29, 3 -7:00


Uptown-Queen Anne

Thursday, September 19, 4-7:00

Thursday, October 3, 4-7:00



Friday, September 20, 4-7:00

Friday, October 4, 4-7:00



Saturday, September 21, 12-4:00

Sunday, September 22, 12-4:00