Say cheese, benefit Georges River Land Trust

Jan 01, 2014

Rockport — Experience the making of Midcoast Maine’s fine handcrafted cheeses.

Participants will be saying “cheese, please!” at the State of Maine Cheese Company in Rockport, the first of Georges River Land Trust’s 16 Revelry for the River events slated for 2014.

On Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m., host Cathe Morrill, will give a personal tour of the facility and the cheese-making process. Questions such as, “Where does the milk come from,” “How is the cheese stored,” “How is the cheese cut, packaged and labeled,” and “Who determines the name and variety of cheeses,” will all be answered.

Come hungry because pariticipants will taste all of the cheeses and spreads until their tummy is full. Of course, wine and cheese go together, so offerings from Cellardoor Winery will be part of the experience.

The tour is limited to 40 participants, and the cost is $35 for Land Trust members and $45 for non-members. The tour is expected to be popular and sell out quickly. Tickets must be purchased in advance at georgesriver.org/revelry or by calling 594-5166.

The George River Land Trust’s 2014 Revelry for the River includes a full year of diverse activities. Next on Feb. 1 is Capturing Winter Light and Shadow, a unique photography experience with Bill and Barbara Bentley in Hope. Other upcoming events include a seaweed factory tour, three course cooking class, ragtime music, and exclusive visits to lesser known watershed and coastal places — all showcasing the beauty of the St. George River watershed and continuing the celebration of the Land Trust’s conservation success in Midcoast Maine in its 27th year.

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