Volunteers Nancy Visser and Colleen Robinson and cheese poet David Beaudoin prepare for the Cheese...It’s A Natural event in Armstrong Nov. 7.

City celebrates cheese

Armstrong is preparing for the third annual Cheese…It’s A Natural event.

Armstrong is preparing for the third annual Cheese…It’s  A Natural  event.

The event takes place Nov. 7 at Centennial Hall and it features an opportunity to enjoy the taste of artisan cheese produced in the North Okanagan as well as from other areas of B.C.

Beginning at 10 a.m., cheesemakers, artisan food producers, small-batch wineries and breweries  will provide samples and information.

“Those attending will pick up a cheese pass, which will allow one complimentary tasting from each exhibitor until 2 p.m.,” said Patti Noonan, with the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce.

“Products will also be available for purchase just in case you find a cheese you can’t live without. The daytime event is free of charge and donations of non-perishables item for the Feed the Valley program in support of the Armstrong Food Bank will be accepted.”

At noon, David Beaudoin will host a cheese 101 seminar. Registration for the seminar will begin at 10 a.m. and will be limited to 50 people.

Don’t miss the cheese ball and grilled cheese competitions.  Amateur cheese ball entries will be accepted from 10 to 11 a.m., with judging at 11 a.m. The amateur grilled cheese competition will begin at 11 a.m.

At 7 p.m., the doors of Centennial Hall will reopen and live music provided by Paul Moore will set the mood for the Spirited Cheese Tasting.

The ticketed event will feature eight selected tastings of cheese as well as Okanagan wine.

Advance tickets  are $25 and tickets at the door are $35. They can purchased through TicketSeller, at the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce office, Chocoliro Finest Chocolate and the Wild Oak Cafe and Community Market.

On Nov. 8., dairy farmers will host a self-guided tour of their operations.


For more information, contact 250-546-8155 or manager@aschamber.com.



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