Friday, September 23, 2016

Beer and Cheese Festival planned in Cuba

Tickets are on sale for the popular annual Beer and Cheese Festival held for the past nine years to benefit the Cuba Cheese Museum. It will be on Friday, October 14 from 6 PM- 8 PM at the Palmer Opera House and Event Center, 12 W Main Street in Cuba.
The menu will feature German foods prepared by Moonwinks Restaurant plus samples of several kinds of cheese provided by the Cuba Cheese Shoppe. There will be a large variety of homemade desserts made by supporters of the Cuba Friends of Architecture and of the Cheese Museum.  The menu is completed by  craft beers provided by Four Mile Brewery in Olean, Southern Tier Brewery in Lakewood and New Belgium Brewing from Colorado. Organizers also report a nice Silent Auction will be held.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce office, the Perfect Blend restaurant,  by calling 585-209-5512, online at http: //, or at, selecting “Calendar.”  Only 200 tickets are available for this fun event. Businesses and organizations interested in sponsoring the event, or donating to the silent auction should call (585) 209-5512.  A special thanks goes out to this year’s premiere sponsor, The Vintage Vibe of Cuba, NY.
The Cuba Cheese Museum has been in existence for about ten years. It moved several years ago to its present location in the first floor of the Palmer Opera House. The Museum was started by Nico vanZwanenberg and John Nease to highlight the long history of cheese in New York State. In the 1880s, there were about 1500 cheese factories in New York, one about every seven miles. The Museum seeks to preserve that heritage through artifacts and exhibits of home and factory cheese and dairy processing. The Museum charges no admission, existing only on fundraisers and donations.  You can follow both the Cuba Cheese Museum and The Palmer Opera House on Facebook, or contact them at (585) 209- 5512. beercheese_poster_16.jpg
Mary Beckendorf
Theater Event Coordinator