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Marin French Cheese Holds 3rd Annual Summer Picnic

Marin French Cheese Holds 3rd Annual Summer Picnic


PETALUMA, CA
Monday, September 18th, 2017

Unseasonably warm weather along with cheeses and other treats from the state were in store for attendees at Marin French Cheese’s 3rd Annual Summer Picnic held Sunday, September 10th, 2017. More than 25 companies showcased products, picnicked, and participated—sampling local food, enjoying live music, networking with colleagues, and connecting with consumers.

Elyzabeth Dehapiot, Marketing Director, Marin French Cheese and Laura Chenel’s"It was a spectacular day for the picnic on the cheese factory's idyllic grounds last Sunday,” said Elyzabeth Dehapiot, Marketing Director of Marin French Cheese and Laura Chenel’s. "Several hundred fans stopped by Marin French Cheese to listen to reggae while sampling cheese and other local goodies from over 25 participating food purveyors.”

Marin French's 3rd Annual Summer Picnic

In addition to Marin French and its sister company Laura Chenel’s, this year’s picnic featured participation from the California Artisan Cheese Guild and a myriad of fine food providers. From confectioners to apiarists, ice cream-makers to fig growers, the picnic featured a far-flung combination of culinary possibilities and participating companies, including:

  • Marin French Cheese
  • Laura Chenel Cheese
  • Saint Benoit Creamery
  • Nicasio Valley Cheese
  • Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese
  • Rians
  • Fig Rig
  • L'Appart Resto
  • Sonoma Harvest
  • Farm Chocolate
  • Petaluma Toffee Co.
  • Three Twins
  • The California Artisan Cheese Guild 
  • Fabrique Delices
  • Bonnie Bee & Company
  • North Bay Children Center
  • Devil's Gulch Ranch
  • Lala's Jams
  • McEvoy Ranch
  • Tea and Trumpets
  • Orchard Jams/Valley Fig Growers
  • Angelo's Smokehouse

Marin French picnic spread

Picnickers enjoyed the musical stylings of Bay Area reggae band Iriefuse and had a first-hand opportunity to watch local artists ply their talents. Artists included the Barboni Family, Samantha Buller, Linda Carter Holman, and photographer Mike McClure.

Live music at the picnic

“For the first time we had local painters and a photographer join us as well, which was a nice addition to the festivities,” added Elyzabeth. “We’re grateful to all of our participants and delighted that our annual picnic continues to draw such a crowd, even when the temperature is unseasonably high.”

With the success of this year’s event, we can’t wait to see what is in store for next year. Deli Market News will keep you up-to-date with more on all things dairy, deli, and bakery.

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Marin French Cheese Company has been in operation for 150 years. We are the longest continuously operating cheese producer in the United States specializing in soft ripened cheeses.

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A family owned & operated award winning, organic farmstead cheese company in Marin County featuring cheeses from their ancestral home, Valle Maggia, Switzerland