CNJIFT Dinner Meetings

Wine & Cheese Pairing

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Networking 5:00 pm | Pairing 6:00 pm  | Dinner 7:00 pm

Date:              October 3, 2019
Title:              Wine and Cheese Pairing
Speakers:      Gary Pavlis. CWJ, WLS, IWM
                         Professor & Atlantic County Agricultural Agent
                         Rutgers University   AND

                         Josh Windsor, Cave Master – Murray’s Cheese
Venue:            Ciro’s Ristorante Italiano
301 Buckelew Ave, Monroe Township, NJ 

Test your palate and discover for yourself how easy pairing cheese to wine can be when armed with the right tools! This unique presentation will showcase three cheeses from Murray’s Cheese and pairing each with a corresponding wine. You will note how different components of food change wine. There will be a lively discussion of the craft involved in the production of each cheese and how to choose just the right wine for it. Join us for this journey into the joys of cheese and wine.

Dr. Gary Pavlis will present about unique wine varieties and how these can be paired with cheese. Dr. Pavlis has chaired and conducted the NJ and PA Wine Competition for many years. Dr. Pavlis’ worldwide travels have him evaluating over 2,000 wines annually. At home he enjoys his 3,000 bottle personal wine cellar.

From daily cheese care (known as affinage), to coming up with new cheeses and much more, the Cavemasters are the reason Murray’s Caves are able to produce thousands of wheels of innovative, delicious cheeses each year. Mr. Josh Windsor’s love of beer and a lifelong passion for cheese brought him into the Caves program from an 18 year career in building automation. After finishing the Murray’s Caves Internship Program, Mr. Windsor stayed on and is now an integral part of the Caves team. His love for cheese goes back to his mid-20s when he created a weekly routine called “Beer and Cheese Sundays”.  He would buy a new-to-him beer and take it to his local cheesemonger to recommend pairings. He would then have an afternoon of trying amazing beers and cheeses. It was his version of high tea.

$55 – NY/CNJ IFT Members before 12:00 noon 9/27/19
$60 – NY/CNJ IFT Nonmembers & Members after 12:00 noon 9/27/19
$30 – Students, Unemployed & Retired Members before 12:00 noon 9/27/19
$40 – Students, Unemployed & Retired Members after 12:00 noon 9/27/19

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NOTE:  Cancellations are valid only if received by 12:00 noon the day before the meeting. Cancellations received after 12:00 noon the day before the meeting will be considered a No Show and you will be billed. 

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