The Wisconsin farm to table connection comes to life on Sunday, June 9 from 3 to 7 p.m., with the Farm to Feast event that will showcase the artisan cheeses from Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, with rarely offered behind-the-scenes tours of the Crave Family’s sustainable dairy farm. The Farm to Feast event culminates in a multi-course dinner produced by Chef Patrick dePula of Salvatore’s Tomato Pies in Madison, WI, with live music provided by the Sparetime Bluegrass band. Tickets are $150 per person—including transportation—and can be purchased online at MadisonMagazineExperience.com
Co-sponsored by Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, Land Rover Madison and Festival Foods, the Farm to Feast event highlights the award-winning foods and flavors of Wisconsin. Chef Patrick dePula of Salvatore’s Tomato Pies will be creating the multi-course dinner. He was honored in 2016 as the Chef of the Year by Madison Magazine. His restaurant focuses on locally sourced ingredients, and his Farm to Feast menu will offer a family-style array of specialties featuring the flavors of Wisconsin.
Attendees will enjoy a selection of starter courses. Among the appetizer menu features are charcuterie and Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheeses, including Marinated Fresh Mozzarella, Cheddar Cheese Curds, and Farmer’s Rope String Cheese. Other starters include smoked whitefish; spring rolls with spot prawn; and spring gnudi (dumpling-style pasta) with asparagus, crispy shiitake, cilantro pesto and guanciale. The smoked pork main course will be accompanied by sides such as grilled fingerling potatoes with Caesar dressing; grilled asparagus; risotto-style roasted farro; and a Caprese salad featuring Crave Brothers Fresh Mozzarella. The dessert board will offer Crave Brothers Chocolate Mascarpone Pie, Crave Brothers Lemon Mascarpone Tarts, and Crave Brothers Peanut Butter Mascarpone Tarts. Some menu items and preparations may change, due to seasonal availability.
Licensed cheese maker George Crave oversees the making of all the handcrafted Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, made with milk from the family’s own dairy herd. Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese is sustainably produced in the family’s farmstead cheese-making facility that practices water conservation, recycling, and uses 100 percent green power. Their anaerobic biodigester produces enough electricity to power the Crave Brothers Farm, the farmstead cheese-making plant, and over 300 homes in their community.
To learn more about Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, visit the website at www.cravecheese.com. You also will find product information about the award-winning line of Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, and videos highlighting the Crave Brothers green story.