This year’s 4th Annual Pastoral’s Artisan Producer Festival at the Chicago French Market is coming up in the next two weeks! On April 12, guests will be able to taste and enjoy everything deli from artisan cheese, bread, beer, wine, charcuterie, confections, and more from producers around the world, including Creminelli Fine Meats, Cypress Grove Chevre, Rogue Creamery, Sartori Cheese, and more. Here’s a quick look at some of the exciting events in store…
Welcome Announcement - Pastoral co-owner / founder Greg O'Neill
A Discussion on Innovative Food Entrepreneurship in Chicagoland - presented by culinary incubator Now We're Cookin' owner Nell Funk and incubator manager Natalie Shmulik
Raw Food Culinary Demonstration - presented by raw food advocate Polly Gaza co-owner of RAW Chicago
The Art of Pairing Craft Beer and Cheese - presented by Goose Island Beer Company’s resident expert Suzanne Wolcott
Culinary Demonstration, A Sneak Peek at Bar Pastoral's Upcoming Brunch Menu - presented by Bar Pastoral’s New Chef Brooks Hart
Specialty Food Association’s “sofi” Awards: Why They Matter to Us All - Presented by Ken Seiter, Specialty Food Association
Panel Discussion on Heritage Meats, Charcuterie Styles and Techniques - Presented by Brady Lowe, founder of Cochon 555, Michael Sullivan of Cochon 555, Chris Eley of Smoking Goose, Gregory Laketek of West Loop Salumi and Elias Cairo of Olympic Provisions
Culinary Demonstration, Making of the Girl & the Goat “Pig Face” From Farm to Plate - Presented by Chef Will Cordero of Girl & the Goat
Artisan Breads of France’s Alsace Region - Presented by La Fournette Bakery Owner Pierre Zimmermann
Take a look at what the festival looked like a few years back!
This will be a free event, so if you’re in the area, you should stop by and enjoy some of these great offerings!
Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread, & Wine
4th Annual Pastoral’s Artisan Producer Festival Exhibitors