Say Cheese! Cheese+Provisions Will Host Block Party in Denver


Cheese+Provisions is set to host a block party July 26. Courtesy Cheese+Provisions/Facebook

Feeling cheesy? You’ll be right at home this summer when Cheese+Provisions and the Oldways Cheese Coalition host Denver’s first ever “Cheese Block Party.”

Set for July 26 from 1-4 p.m. in the courtyard at the Cobbler’s Square Development (44th & Zuni streets), the free public party will feature a dozen local and national cheesemakers, charcuterie makers and small-batch food producers. Also on the agenda: wine, beer and live music.

Uplands Cheese Company, the creamery from Wisconsin responsible for the Pleasant Ridge Reserve, the most awarded cheese in U.S. history, will be represented by cheesemaker Andy Hatch. Other creameries offering samples include Baetje Farms, best known for its small-batch artisan goat and sheep’s milk cheeses and Haystack Mountain Creamery, a Longmont creamery that has been operating since 1989.

The event is being organized to coincide with the American Cheese Society’s (ACS) annual conference, which will take place in Denver that week.

Creameries participating:

  • Uplands Cheese Company (Wisconsin)
  • Sweet Grass Dairy (Georgia)
  • Noble Springs Dairy (Tennessee)
  • Landmark Creamery (Wisconsin)
  • Baetje Farms (Missouri)
  • Haystack Mountain Creamery (Colorado)
  • Point Reyes Cheese (California)

Participating local food producers include:

  • Elevation Charcuterie
  • Let They Food
  • OO Mommie
  • JoJo’s Sriracha