Black Star Farms Winemaking, Cheesemaking, and Raclette Dinner Experience


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    In honor of our 25th anniversary, we invite you to join us for a special behind-the-scenes experience uniquely pairing local wine and cheese!

    This one-of-a-kind event will begin with a look at how the award-winning cheese is made at Leelanau Cheese Company. Participants will tour the creamery and aging facility as the mysteries of cheesemaking are explained. End on a delicious note, tasting all their fresh and cave-aged cheeses.

    Next, participants will head to Black Star Farms for an educational tour through the wine cave while learning about the history of winemaking in our region. The tour will conclude in the tasting room with a private premium tasting featuring six wines that showcase our unique terroir.

    Wine and cheese will come together for the grand finale with a traditional Raclette Dinner at the Inn at Black Star Farms featuring Leelanau Cheese. This fun and interactive way of dining originated in the Swiss Alps. It involves an electric tabletop grill with small pans beneath. Meats, potatoes, and vegetables are brought to your table and warmed on the grill top while slices of raclette cheese are placed in the small pans to melt. The melted cheese is then poured over your heated goodies. Sharing stories while creating personalized dishes on a raclette grill is an activity everyone will love!

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