This year the Buffalo Brewers Festival will be offering several craft beers and a few different artisan cheese pairings. These pairings are being made possible by Chef Krista Van Wagner of Krista’s Caribbean Kitchen.
“It has been an honor working with the brewers. Our discussions regarding the cheese and chocolate pairings with the beers was poetry to my ears and tantalizing to my taste buds. I was fortunate to experience private tours of Reverie Creamery. They source organic ingredients, and Riko knows the name of the cows that provide him milk and regularly visits them,” Chef Krista says.
Reverie Creamery is a WNY company that calls Chautauqua, New York home. The founders Riko Chandra and Jim Howard believe in “using local ingredients and collaborating with a range of local artisans. Our artisan products reflect a meaningful relationship to the land and Western New York’s agricultural heritage through which we connect, experience and savor the flavors of our place and region.”
Our friends at Reverie will be serving their Luna, a soft ripened cheese aged 3-4 weeks. Using grass fed milk from local cows produces a tangy, sourdough like, thin edible rind. The cheese is a soft and creamy petit brie with personality.
**For tasting times and more information please check out this link: Meet The Brewers Tent . Tickets for the Meet The Brewers tasting are $5 and available at the BNBA main tent. There are only 75 tickets available per session.**
Rusty Nickel has been calling West Seneca, NY home for two years, and shows no signs of slowing down. “Focusing on full bodied brews made with the freshest local ingredients from the farms and maltsters of WNY. We also offer finger foods, lots of unique merchandise and pride ourselves on our beer savvy staff who all have a wealth of beer knowledge!”
RNBC will be handing out there Ms. Brown’s Porter. This porter is a traditional brown porter that is somewhat creamy with chocolate notes, which really brings out the creaminess of the cheese.
It’s not just about wine and cheese anymore. Be sure to get your tickets for this years Buffalo Brewers Festival and see why. Tickets for the festival can be purchased online or at any of your local Consumers Beverages location, Aurora Brew Works or Premier Gourmet.