For this virtual celebration of dads early, we tapped our in-house experts to create a beer-and-cheese pairing. As a Certified Ciccerone®, Chowgirls Director of Sales & Events Meghan Larson is a beer aficionado to the highest degree. Meghan worked with our Chef de Cuisine Arianna Baker to create a tasting box of artisan cheeses that complimented a summery line of beer from our neighbors at Indeed Brewing.
Tasting boxes included a specially designed menu and tasting sheet, with illustrations by our multi-talented Sous Chef Abe Ziai-mehr. We also partnered with Central Avenue Liquors in Northeast Minneapolis to create special mixed beer packs for the event.
Guests logged in from the comfort and safety of their own homes and backyards as Meghan guided the beer tasting, a nuanced sensory exploration of smell, taste, and memory. Arianna shared farm stories and insights into the flavor profiles of each cheese. We learned and experienced cheese and beer in new ways to create a bright spot during uncertain times.
Thanks for saving my Father’s Day!
A fun and unique Father's Day activity and my husband and I really enjoyed it! To be honest, I was on the fence about the zoom class option but that really tied everything together and I loved how enthusiastic the hosts were about the food we were tasting.
I appreciated that you provided a creative experience that I could give my husband for father's day - with little hassle on my end.