May 9, 2012

An even better Cheesewhizzes.

Filed under: Events,Updates — Helen Jane @ 4:08 pm

We’re eagerly anticipating the upcoming Cheesewhizzes event at the Flora Springs Room this upcoming May 19.

And like I mentioned before, Flora Springs is providing the wine.
But what I haven’t mentioned before, is that this gives us Cheesewhizzes the chance to do something great.

We’re going to collect the money we would have spent on wine to give to the amazing What If Foundation. The town of St. Helena has supported this foundation early on — and the impact we can have on hungry children is specific and real.

Each meal from the What If Foundation costs 80 cents to provide.
Each meal is often the only meal these kids eat all day.
91% of the donated money goes to the cost of the food.
They purchase local food from local Haitian markets.

We can make a real difference here.

I’ll post an update on the Facebook page the day before to remind you, but wanted to make sure you knew.

I can’t wait to see what we can do together.


February 17, 2011

Cheesewhizzes next.

Filed under: Events,Updates — Tags: — Helen Jane @ 4:46 pm

Hear ye, hear ye, Cheesewhizzes.

Mark your schedules for the next cheesy Napa Valley event.

Cheesewhizzes is coming back from its hiatus with a tasty new event Saturday, April 2.

Hire a sitter,
pencil us in,
pace impatiently.

And while you’re waiting, watch something about cheese why don’t you?


January 17, 2011

The Terroir Exchange, Taste at Oxbow

Filed under: Events,Updates — Helen Jane @ 1:15 pm

It’s been a while, but we are planning more 2011 cheese events. While we’re penciling in the schedule, Lassa from Oxbow Cheese Merchant is hosting a steal of a cheese tasting deal. Details are below.

WHAT (#1): The Terroir Exchange

WHAT (#2): An informal, walk-around gathering of top French and Northern CA cheesemakers with their handiwork, washed down with Napa wines.Taste an incredible assortment of cheeses and talk to the cheese producers directly. Also, meet the people behind culture magazine, Oxbow Cheese Merchant, the French Cheese Club, Mahoney Vineyards & Waterstone Winery, and Tony’s Fine Foods.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 from 5–8:00 pm

WHERE: Taste at Oxbow, 708 First Street, Napa, CA 94559; 707.265.9600;

WHO: From California—Bellwether Farms (Valley Ford, Sonoma County), Cowgirl Creamery (Petaluma), Cypress Grove Chèvre (Arcata), Marin French (Nicasio), Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese (Point Reyes), Redwood Hill Farms (Sebastopol), Laura Chenel’s Chèvre (Sonoma)

From France—L’Etoile du Sud (Lot-et-Garonne), Berthaut (Burgundy), Graindorge (Normandy), Lincet (Burgundy), Rivoire (Jura), Rouzaire (Seine et Marne)

COST: $50, which includes cheese and wine. Advanced purchase is required. For tickets, go to Terroir Exchange tickets are the first thing on the list. A donation to the CA Artisan Cheese Guild will be made from the proceeds of this event.

Call Thalassa and let her know you’re a Cheesewhizzes member to reserve your spot.

Yay for Cheese events!


March 19, 2010

Aye, life.

Filed under: Updates — Helen Jane @ 5:49 am

Apologies for delays all around Cheesewhizzes land.

We’ll be back next week with big fun.


November 16, 2009

Cheesewhizzes in Food & Wine

© James Baigrie

It’s kind of a big deal around these parts.
Who am I kidding?
It’s a big deal around any parts.

This here Cheesewhizzes club is featured in this month’s Food & Wine magazine.
Yep, the big Kahuna of the year, the December Food & Wine issue.
(The only one I usually buy, but heck, I’m subscribing now.)

A whole story, about this club.
It features our tips and hints,
publishing our Macaroni and Many Cheeses recipe, sharing the love.

We are so excited to have a bigger platform to share our potluck party ideas.
We are thrilled to help bring the focus to all of the amazing cheeses available in this country.

We couldn’t be happier to share our love of milk’s leap toward immortality.

We’re still putting the finishing touches on our hosting pack — that should be available within the next 2 weeks — but our tasting journal is available right now and if I may say, is glorious in its full-color sharing.

Thanks so much for being a part of our Cheesewhizzes journey!