Sunday, July 20, 2008

Slow Food Cheese Tasting

On a hot and steamy night last week at the home of Marian and Gary Silverman, members and friends of SFMV tasted artisan cheeses made by Brian Schlatter of C/J Grassfed, the family farm near Defiance which also offers meats, eggs, and other selected products. Brian, who began production locally in November 2007, sells his cheeses at Toledo Farmers Market every other Saturday and at Perrysburg Farmers Market on Thursdays. He is interested in finding other retail outlets for his cheeses; ask your favorite restaurants or food stores about trying this great local product, which is a slow food in every way: good, clean, and fair!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Tomato / To-mah-to Tasting

Mark your calendars now for Slow Food Maumee Valley's First Annual Heirloom Tomato Tasting and Feast. This year's event will be held at the home of John and Paula Ross on Sunday August 24th and will feature great tomato-based treats as well as the opportunity to taste a range of locally-grown heirloom tomato varieties. If you would like to rsvp now, or if you would like to receive updates as details are finalized, send your contact information to and we'll add you to the list!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

July Slow Supper and Local Cheese

SFMV's July program will begin with a presentation by Brian Schlatter, master cheesemaker for C/J Natural Meats in Defiance Ohio. We'll learn a bit about the history of cheesemaking and about this new addition to the Northwest Ohio food scene. After Brian's presentation (including samples!), we'll enjoy a convivial potluck. The theme: cheese - dishes made with cheese, dishes that go with cheese, dishes inspired by get the idea. Please plan on bringing your recipe, your place setting, and your own beverage.

Thursday July 17th
6:30 PM cheese sampling with pot luck to follow
At the home of Marian and Gary Silverman, 10 Old Coach Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402 (corner of River Road and 235) - 419 823 5049

RSVP to or to Paula @ 419.536.0807