This Fresh in: “Cheese Choice Election” 2012 at Metropolitan Market

Sample savory cheeses and learn something new from featured cheesemakers Sept. 12 – Oct. 9
SEATTLE—Ask not what your cheese can do for you…ask what you can do for your cheese at Metropolitan Market’s “Cheese Choice 2012” festival running Sept. 29 – Oct. 9 at five neighborhood locations(except Magnolia). The month-long series of cheese events introduce and educate guests on artisan, specialty, hand-made and farmstead cheese produced locally and globally. Every customer who votes for a favorite cheese is eligible to win a $500 gift card and a year of free cheese. Over 120 people will win a cheese prize.
Attend a daily tasting or pairing event for a multi-sensory experience with cheese, meet local and national cheesemakers, take a free class from one of our cheesemongers, and more! Events include a book signing and tasting by Portland author Diane Morgan, whose newest cookbook is ”Roots” and Mozzarella madness where cheesemakers will make and sample fresh Mozzarella. Come by one of our culinary kiosks to try an array of artisan cheeses and pick up the “Cheese Choice 2012” event schedule. Two exciting giveaways are the “Ode to Cheese Contest,” where customers can win one of five Zola Holland bicycles and “Guess the Weight” of the BelGioioso cheese where one customer per store can win a $50 gift certificate. There are over 30 events to choose from! For the latest updates, visit
Celebrating its 41st birthday this year, Metropolitan Market has grown to become the area’s premiere independent grocer. Featuring fresh, local, organic and hard-to-find items, the award-winning market transforms everyday grocery shopping into an invigorating experience. The first grocer to introduce Copper River Salmon, locally baked artisan breads and just-picked luscious strawberries from Vashon Island to the region, Metropolitan Market continues to be the first to offer the best.  
Key events include:
Join the Cheese Party
Dates: All locations except Magnolia from September 14 to October 6
Sample award-winning Mt. Townsend cheeses with cheesemaker Matt Day, and cheese party candidate cheeses such as Coombe Colliers Cheddar, Hervé Mons, Beemster, Sartori, and Piave Oro del Tempo.
Mozzarella Madness
Dates: All locations except Magnolia from September 14 to October 6
Hand-stretched mozzarella prepared for you by our cheesemongers.  Watch this great demo and taste the best fresh mozzarella
Cheese Carving with the Cheese Lady
Dates: September 21 – 10am-6:30pm – Uptown & September 22 – 10am-6:30pm –Kirkland
Sarah Kaufmann sculptures cheese right before your eyes. Watch hundreds of pounds of cheese turn into art you can eat! Come and be awed, then sample Sarah’s work.

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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