Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Say Cheese! Pure and Simple – The 1st Revelry for the River event of 2014

Rockland, Maine - Experience the making of midcoast Maine’s fine handcrafted cheeses. You will be saying “Cheese, please!” at the State of Maine Cheese Company in Rockport, the first of Georges River Land Trust’s (GRLT) sixteen Revelry for the River events slated for 2014.

On Wednesday, January 15, from 5 to 7 pm, host Cathe Morrill, will give a personal tour of the facility and the cheese-making process. Questions such as, “Where does the milk come from,” “How is the cheese stored,” “How is the cheese cut, packaged and labeled,” and “Who determines the name and variety of cheeses,” will all be answered for you.

Come hungry because you will taste all of the cheeses and spreads until your tummy is full. Of course, wine and cheese go together, so offerings from Cellardoor Winery will be part of your experience. Your next hostess or party gift is right here. Your guests will be saying, “Pass the cheese, please!!”

The tour is limited to 40 participants, and the cost is $35 for Land Trust members and $45 for non-members. The tour is expected to be popular and sell out quickly. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.georgesriver.org/revelry or by calling (207) 594-5166.

The George River Land Trust’s 2014 Revelry for the River includes a full year of diverse activities. Next on February 1st is “Capturing Winter Light and Shadow,” a unique photography experience with Bill and Barbara Bentley in Hope. Other upcoming events include a seaweed factory tour, 3 course cooking class, ragtime music, and exclusive visits to lesser known watershed and coastal places -- all showcasing the beauty of the St. George River watershed and continuing the celebration of the Land Trust’s conservation success in mid-coast Maine in its 27th year.

Organized in 1987, the Georges River Land Trust works to conserve the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed region through permanent land protection, stewardship, education and outdoor experiences.

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