The Potsdam Food Co-op's Cheese of the Month for October will be offered during their 2nd Thursday Sampling on October 10th. From 3:30 - 5:30 pm you will have the opportunity to sample Whiteface Cheddar with Cranberries, a specialty Cheese from Meier's Artisan Cheese, Fort Covington, NY.

Meier's Whiteface Cheddar with Cranberries is an artisan cheese made by Dan Meier at his farm in Fort Covington. Dan learned the art of cheesemaking as a boy growing up in Switzerland. He moved to North America in 1989 and eventually settled in the North Country. All of his artisanal cheeses are handmade using the milk of his own herd of dairy cows that are raised with no growth hormones. Whiteface Cheddar with Cranberries is a medium cheddar, preservative-free, and aged about 3 months. Dan soaks dried cranberries in port wine and adds them to the cheese. This provides a visually appealing veining throughout.

Suggestions: Whiteface Cheddar with Cranberries would be perfect on a cheese board with nuts and dried fruit or on its own, served at room temperature. It would be an elegant addition to your favorite sandwich, or serve it as a dessert cheese. Pair with champagne, Riesling, or Merlot wines. Beer lovers might prefer porter, ale, or lager.

24 Elm Street, Potsdam NY 13676
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

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Picture of Meier's Cranberry Whiteface Cheese

Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 9:00am

All members welcome to assist and earn work credit. Please come prepared for outdoor work with gloves, rakes, and pruners (if you have them). Hot beverages and baked goods provided. Weather permitting

Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 12:00pm

Join us for the Co-op’s 22nd Annual Holiday Baking Fest & Silent Auction!

PLEASE NOTE - There are new Guidelines and Stipulations. Due to Health Department regulations we can no longer accept the following:

  • Entries with home-canned foods
  • Cream Cheese frosted items
  • Cream-filled pastries or cupcakes
  • Cream, Custard, Meringue, Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Pie
  • Cheesecake
  • Baked Beans
  • Vegetable or Meat Empanadas
  • Meat or Fish items

The Potsdam Town Offices will open its doors to everyone on Sunday, December 15th from 12 - 3:00pm for the 22nd Annual Holiday Baking Fest & Silent Auction. As always, this event is a fundraiser for the Potsdam Neighborhood Center.

On this day, the Community Room at the Potsdam Town Offices is transformed into a holiday cafe, one where you can taste before you bid. Enjoy an assortment of homemade cakes, cookies, pies, savory treats and more. Pour yourself a cup of coffee, tea, or hot cider and visit with neighbors and friends while you decide which treat in each delicious category will get your silent vote as the “best.” You'll also be able to vote with your dollars if you participate in the Silent Auction and bid on the uncut duplicate of your favorite entry to take home and enjoy.

The Co-op also invites bakers of all levels to participate in this important fundraising event by entering the friendly contest portion of the baking fest by creating their special recipe and entering for a chance to win a $25 Good Food Gift Card from the Co-op.

Whether you can bake a treat or bid on an entry, we hope you can join us on December 15th for a day of community and simple indulgences. If you can’t be there but wish to make a contribution you may send it to the Co-op and we will include it with the money we raise. The Baking Fest is a great way to begin the holiday season while supporting a worthwhile organization. We hope to see you there!