Monday, January 20, 2014

1/20 Tara Kirch, National Cheese Lovers Day, Parrano Cheese, Martha Peretz, Simply Wine Festival, Make a Wish Foundation


Today is National Cheese Lovers Day and what better way to celebrate than by learning how to swap your traditional snacks for some snack options to elevate your everyday appetizers by incorporating everyone’s favorite ingredient, CHEESE! Parrano cheese will launch an official Snack Swapper on its website where the public can select one of five flavor profiles (salty, sweet, savory, crunchy or spicy) and in turn, will receive a number of great snack options to elevate their everyday.

Parrano artfully captures two of the world’s best-known cheeses, Parmigiano-Reggiano® and Gouda, to create a truly unique cheese. Its five-month aging time produces a full-flavored cheese with the nutty, buttery characteristics of a Parmigiano-Reggiano and the smooth, creamy texture of a young Gouda making it pleasing for any palate. Parrano is available at Whole Foods across the country and other participating grocery stores 


Set to be one of the most prestigious wine tasting events of Ventura County, California Simply WineFest is benefiting the Make-a-Wish Foundation on March 14, 2014 while bringing together some of the country’s, and the world’s, best winemakers to the discerning palates of Westlake Village. One might be surprised by some of the elite names associated with WineFest’s Make-A-Wish Benefit next year, which include premium electric car manufacturer, Tesla and Premier Cru Collection, held at the Four Seasons in Westlake Village.

While the purpose of the event is to raise funding for the revered Make-a-Wish Foundation, the event also affords wine lovers a welcomed opportunity to taste brands such as high-scoring Achaval- Ferrer, LeSaffre Wines, Gauchezco and the much-loved Vina Montes. Additionally ultra-premium spirits brands such as Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal and Tallarico Vodka will pour.

High-end restaurants will also participate with dishes representing their respective flavor profiles and themes, giving wine-lovers a reprieve from tasting, and an opportunity to experience some of the stellar gastronomy in their surrounding areas.