Posted by Gretchen Klein
Check out our upcoming AER social on November 8 at Georgia Blue Gallery and Fromagio's Artisan Cheese.  Come sample fine cheese, freshly made colonial drinks (made from Alaskan plants) and learn about techniques used for displaying art.  A thank-you goes out to Helen Howarth, owner of Fromagio's Artisan Cheese, for putting on this private event for us.  She is amazing!  I have been to her cheese presentations in Ketchikan too.  Here are the details:
  • When:  Thursday November 8 from 6-8pm
  • Where:  3555 Arctic Blvd., #C4
  • Cost:  $20 per person (Cash or check only)
  • RSVP required - limited to 50
Contact Gretchen Klein if you have any questions.  Janine Becka will collect all payments during our lunch meetings.
Some fun information about Helen - Growing up in Alaska in the 1960s, cheese was a box of Velveeta and the best fruit came out of a can.  Years later when tasting "real" cheese for the first time (an imported French Roquefort), she had one of those heavenly moments of awakening.  The experience was akin to the first time she tasted a piece of perfectly ripe fruit plucked from a tree.  It was decadent, mouthwatering, and extraordinarily sublime.  From that moment on, whenever she traveled she made it a point to visit cheese shops.  That was the problem - she had to travel to get great cheese.  Driven by indulgent self-interest and the hope that other Alaskans like artisan cheese too, Fromagio's Artisan Cheese was born.