Brian and Holly are Gilbert's Cheese Experience: we host cheese-pairing pop-ups on-site with Seattle-area food and beverage producers, providing insider access and a delicious sampling of locally-made and -procured products. This Experience is the definition of farm-to-table: We'll tour a local farm to see where cheese begins, learn how it's made and go on a fun, interactive tasting journey. Join us at Cherry Valley Dairy in beautiful Duvall, Washington: a 122-acre dairy and creamery that has been part of the Snoqualmie Valley community for more than 80 years. They make artisanal dairy products right there at the farm, using milk from the cows that graze the land. It doesn’t get fresher or more local than that! Bring the whole family for this “udderly” delicious tasting adventure! Tour the grounds, meet the cows and taste Cherry Valley’s fresh-made cheeses and butter. For our August event, we'll pair ripe, local peaches with cheese and fresh cream. In November, we'll swap the peaches for crisp Washington apples. Both events will include both adult and kid-friendly cider!
Brian & Holly
Brian Gilbert is a 20-year veteran of the food and beverage industry with a lifetime of passion behind him. He is a Certified Cheese Professional (CCP), and also serves as Head Cheesemonger at Beecher’s Cheese in Seattle's Pike Place Market. Brian has spent nearly a decade making, aging, selling and procuring cheese while educating the community. His mission is to convey food's vital role in local ecosystems and how that knowledge makes us better consumers and citizens. Holly Regan is a professional writer, editor and marketer with subject-matter expertise in food, beverage and travel. She is an aspiring vegetarian chef, food blogger and content business owner. With a background in anthropology; her mission is to explore and connect the world’s cultures, people and places as expressed through their art, customs and cuisine.
-Farm-fresh Cherry Valley cheeses. -Summer: paired with local peaches and fresh cream. Fall: paired with Washington apples…
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic cider options
Cherry Valley Dairy is located in beautiful Duvall, Washington: a 122-acre dairy and creamery that has been part of the Snoqualmie Valley community for more than 80 years. They make artisanal dairy products right there at the farm, using milk from the cows that graze the land. It doesn’t get fresher or more local than that!
Farm tour & cheese tasting experience