Stratford Kiwanis Garlic Festival

Tastings & Pairings - Stratford Kiwanis Garlic Festival

Learn more about our expanded and exclusive “Tastings & Pairings” seminars!

We hope you enjoyed our Tastings & Pairings program for 2018! 

We have developed a comprehensive schedule of demonstrations where you will have the opportunity in an intimate setting to experience mouthwatering combinations of beverages and foods. While each tasting ingredient is delicious on its own, when two are paired together magic can – and does – happen. 

Our session leaders will not only expose you to exciting pairing combinations, but also, will explain why the combinations work, and look forward to answering all of your questions.

New This Year

Simply put: more vendors, new pairing combinations, an additional venue, and, more Tastings & Pairings demonstration choices.

Very convenient on-line ticketing which allows advance booking so that you are assured your seat at the sessions you choose. Tickets will also be available at the entrance to our Garlic Festival, but we strongly recommend advance booking as seating is limited.

Expanded menus for each Tasting & Pairing demonstration. An overview description of each session is displayed on both the “Schedule” and “Ticket” tabs.

Some Program Highlights

The Classics

  • Wine and cheese are two of life’s great culinary pleasures, and finding the perfect match can be a delicious endeavour.
  • Traditionally, beer and cheese are both farmhouse products and are made with similar base ingredients that go through related aging and fermentation processes. Beer is the perfect palette cleanser for the fatty texture of cheese.

New and Adventurous

  • Mead and cheese: think sweet and savoury – a rich combination is an experience not to be missed.
  • Discover the surprising tastes of pairing distilled spirits and moonshines with chocolate.
  • Introducing moonshine to everyday cuisine choices in declaratory ways including complementary sauces.
  • Exploring the richness of chocolate when paired with the carbonation of beer.

So many options to choose from. Enjoy!

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2018

9 am
10 am
11 am
12 pm
1 pm
2 pm
3 pm
4 pm

TASTINGS & PAIRINGS
TASTINGS & PAIRINGS

MANSBRIDGE ROOM

MANSBRIDGE ROOM

Alton Farms Estate Winery & Great Lakes Goat Dairy

A local wine and goat cheese pairing session using 3 wines from Alton Farms Estate Winery paired with 3 goat cheeses from Great Lakes Goat Dairy.

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Maelstrom Winery & Blyth Farm Cheese

As you taste the deep textures and unique flavours of the goat milk based Gouda from Blyth farm cheese, you’ll be able to pair it with the crisp and flavourful wines from Maelstrom Winery. These pairings will showcase the intensity of the cheese, while also bringing out the subtle notes of both the wine and cheese. Allowing you to explore several different flavours from each variety while also showing you the beautiful balance between Blyth Farm Cheese and Maelstrom Winery, and what Huron County has to offer.

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Vineland Estates Winery & Stonetown Artisan Cheese

Vineland Estate Winery and Stonetown Artisan Cheese have a history of working together to bring you their mouth watering Game Changer wine and cheese selection. It is a must try combination for both red and white wine lovers. This pairing will be heaven for your taste buds! Drink what you love, love what you eat!

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Junction 56 Distillery & Stonetown Artisan Cheese

Stonetown Artisan Cheese and Junction 56 Distillery will demonstrate that cheese not only melts on a fire, it will melt in your mouth together with the fine batch distilled spirits. It is sure to be a mouth melting pairing. Don’t miss out on this great experience, one slice and sip at the time.

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Junction 56 Distillery & Rheo Thompson Candies

Rheo Thompson Candies and Junction 56 Distillery are teaming up to to satisfy both your sweet tooth and craft spirit cravings! Rheo Thompson candies will be sampling some of their world famous creations while Junction 56 Distillery pairs them with hand crafted spirits made with inspiration from these treats! Be sure to get your spot for this uniquely Stratford pairing!

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TASTINGS & PAIRINGS
TASTINGS & PAIRINGS

TIM TAYLOR LOUNGE

Black Swan Brewing & Rheo Thompson Candies

Join Rheo Thompson Candies and Black Swan Brewing as they explore the unique pairing of beer and chocolate! Experience the interaction between the richness of chocolate and the carbonation of beer– complementing each other through aroma, flavour and mouthfeel! Experiment, indulge and enjoy!

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Black Swan Brewing & Milky Whey Fine Cheese Shop

In a fun, comfortable setting, The Milky Whey Fine Cheese Shop and Black Swan Brewing Company highlight the fascinating relationship between beer and cheese!

With a wide variety of flavours and aromas, beer is a natural match to the nutty, sweet, bitter, and grassy flavours in cheese. Join us to experiment, indulge and enjoy!

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Maelstrom Winery & Blyth Farm Cheese

As you taste the deep textures and unique flavours of the goat milk based Gouda from Blyth farm cheese, you’ll be able to pair it with the crisp and flavourful wines from Maelstrom Winery. These pairings will showcase the intensity of the cheese, while also bringing out the subtle notes of both the wine and cheese. Allowing you to explore several different flavours from each variety while also showing you the beautiful balance between Blyth Farm Cheese and Maelstrom Winery, and what Huron County has to offer.

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Murphy's Law Distillery & All Sauced™ INTOXICATING RECIPES™

Murphy’s Law Moonshine and All Sauced™ INTOXICATING RECIPES™, are proud to introduce ‘Sip. Taste. Pair’. Learn to introduce moonshine to your everyday cuisine choices, in a declaratory way! Enhance your meals at home with examples of ‘Shinesauce’, by pairing them with food that not only brings out the best in the moonshine, but taste and respect its attributes. Learn, taste, pair, and prepare for deliciousness!

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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2018

10 am
11 am
12 pm
1 pm
2 pm
3 pm
4 pm

TASTINGS & PAIRINGS
TASTINGS & PAIRINGS

MANSBRIDGE ROOM

Munro Honey & Meadery & Stonetown Artisan Cheese

Think sweet and savoury? Think Munro Honey & Meadery and Stonetown Artisan Cheese. The sweet and rich combination is an experience you will not want to miss. Honey is a great pairing with cheese but wait until you taste the honey wine with handcrafted artisanal cheese. Bring your sweet heart and enjoy this bee-autiful pairing!

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Trail Estate Winery & Milky Whey Fine Cheese Shop

Taste some of what Ontario has to offer in both cheese and white wine.

This pairing will feature a number of excellent white wines from Trail Estate Winery in Prince Edward County paired with Ontario Artisan cheeses selected from The Milky Whey Fine Cheese Shop in Stratford.

An award winning selection.

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Alton Farms Estate Winery & Great Lakes Goat Dairy

A local wine and goat cheese pairing session using 3 wines from Alton Farms Estate Winery paired with 3 goat cheeses from Great Lakes Goat Dairy.

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Black Swan Brewing & Milky Whey Fine Cheese Shop

In a fun, comfortable setting, The Milky Whey Fine Cheese Shop and Black Swan Brewing Company highlight the fascinating relationship between beer and cheese!

With a wide variety of flavours and aromas, beer is a natural match to the nutty, sweet, bitter, and grassy flavours in cheese. Join us to experiment, indulge and enjoy!

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Murphy's Law Distillery & All Sauced™ INTOXICATING RECIPES™

Murphy’s Law Moonshine and All Sauced™ INTOXICATING RECIPES™, are proud to introduce ‘Sip. Taste. Pair’. Learn to introduce moonshine to your everyday cuisine choices, in a declaratory way! Enhance your meals at home with examples of ‘Shinesauce’, by pairing them with food that not only brings out the best in the moonshine, but taste and respect its attributes. Learn, taste, pair, and prepare for deliciousness!

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TASTINGS & PAIRINGS
TASTINGS & PAIRINGS

TIM TAYLOR LOUNGE

Junction 56 Distillery & Rheo Thompson Candies

Rheo Thompson Candies and Junction 56 Distillery are teaming up to to satisfy both your sweet tooth and craft spirit cravings! Rheo Thompson candies will be sampling some of their world famous creations while Junction 56 Distillery pairs them with hand crafted spirits made with inspiration from these treats! Be sure to get your spot for this uniquely Stratford pairing!

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Vineland Estates Winery & Stonetown Artisan Cheese

Vineland Estate Winery and Stonetown Artisan Cheese have a history of working together to bring you their mouth watering Game Changer wine and cheese selection. It is a must try combination for both red and white wine lovers. This pairing will be heaven for your taste buds! Drink what you love, love what you eat!

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Maelstrom Winery & Millbank Cheese and Butter

This pairing will showcase the perfect balance between the cheese from Millbank Cheese and Butter and the wine from Maelstrom Winery. As you go through the different pairings, you will first experience soft and subtle notes between the two. You will then be able to try some of the more intense and flavorful pairings, which will showcase the best of both companies. This collaboration between the pride of Perth East and Huron East will truly be an experience to remember.

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Trail Estate Winery & Stonetown Artisan Cheese

Trail Estate Winery and Stonetown Artisan Cheese have come together to bring you their newest creations. They will be pairing the best wine and cheese selections they have to offer. This is sure to be a sensational flavour experience. Life is great, wine and cheese make it better!

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The Stratford Kiwanis Club cares about our community and has worked tirelessly to provide a timely, world-class event that showcases and supports local agriculture. This support has been integral in raising awareness and building markets for garlic growers across Ontario. As our premier event grows, the funds raised from this effort allow us to continue to support the children in our community and provide leadership and funding on many wonderful, community-enriching projects.

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