Stratford Kiwanis Garlic Festival

Tastings & Pairings - Stratford Kiwanis Garlic Festival

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

We look forward to welcoming you to our 2021 Tastings & Pairings program on September 11th and 12th, 2021!

We will develop a schedule of demonstrations designed to provide participants with the opportunity to experience wonderful – and unique – pairings of beverages and foods in an intimate setting.  While each ingredient is delicious on its own, in combination, magic can – and does – happen!

Our session leaders are experts in their field.  They will provide exciting pairing combinations and explain why these pairings work.  They look forward to meeting you and answering your questions!

Some program highlights from previous years:

Wine and cheese are two of life’s great culinary pleasures and finding the perfect match can be a delicious endeavor!

Discover the surprising tastes when distilled spirits are combined with chocolate, or explore the richness of chocolate when it is paired with the carbonation of beer!

Experience locally grown fresh ginger when it is paired with off-dry cider.

On-line ticketing allows you to book your spot in advance.  Tickets will also be available at the Stratford Kiwanis Garlic Festival, but advance booking is recommended.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2019

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

TASTINGS & PAIRINGS
TASTINGS & PAIRINGS

MANSBRIDGE ROOM

MANSBRIDGE ROOM

Junction 56 Distillery & Rheo Thompson Candies

Rheo Thompson Candies and Junction 56 Distillery are teaming up 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 Distillers pairs them with hand-crafted spirits inspired by these treats! Be sure to reserve your spot for this uniquely Stratford pairing!

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Stonetown Artisan Cheese & Vineland Estates Winery

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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Rheo Thompson Candies & Black Swan Brewing

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, flavor and mouthfeel! Experiment, indulge and enjoy!

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Junction 56 Distillery & Stonetown Artisan Cheese

Stonetown Artisanal Cheese and Junction 56 Distillery will demonstrate that cheese not only melts on a fire, it will melt in your mouth when paired with fine batch distilled spirits. This tasting session is sure to be a mouth-melting experience, one slice and sip at a time!

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TASTINGS & PAIRINGS
TASTINGS & PAIRINGS

COMMUNITY HALL

Millbank Cheese & Butter & Maelstrom Winery

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. The collaboration between the pride of Perth East and the pride of Huron East will be an experience to remember!

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Great Lakes Goat Dairy & Alton Farms Estate Winery

Alton Farms Estate Winery, the pioneering estate winery in Ontario’s emerging wine region, Huron Shores is pairing with Great Lakes Goat Diary, a farmer-owned company producing artisan cheeses from their high-quality goat’s milk. This session will feature Great Lakes Goat Dairy’s creamy, firm-textured goat cheeses and Alton Farms Estate Winery’s lightly-filtered, flavourful – and prize winning – wines.

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Loco Fields Organics & Maelstrom Winery

Come to this session to experience locally grown fresh Ginger and off-dry English style cider from Huron County. Loco Fields Organics and Maelstrom Winery partner to showcase how perfect fresh ginger complements and supports the maple and spice characteristics in their cider, as well as other organic vegetable and cider pairings. The acidity and gentle sweetness of cider works with all sorts of food products. Loco Fields grow fresh ginger and fresh turmeric. Fresh turmeric has a fabulous fresh orange characteristic that elevates Maelstrom Cider. Turmeric also has anti-inflammatory properties which can support better mornings and decrease swelling. You can grate fresh turmeric into your cider OR peel and freeze the turmeric and use it to keep your cider cold while releasing the gentle flavor. Loco is a local grower of vegetables; they offer a wide range of products. Ginger, turmeric and potentially one other fresh product will be paired with Maelstrom Cider.

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Millbank Cheese & Butter & Trail Estate Winery

Millbank Butter and Cheese and Trail Estate Winery will showcase Trail Estate’s small-batch wines grown in the limestone rich soils of Prince Edward County with cheeses from Millbank Cheese and Butter, a locally owned and operated factory which has been producing delicious artisan cheeses using traditional recipes and local dairy suppliers since 1908.

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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2019

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

TASTINGS & PAIRINGS
TASTINGS & PAIRINGS

MANSBRIDGE ROOM

Loco Fields Organics & Maelstrom Winery

Come to this session to experience locally grown fresh Ginger and off-dry English style cider from Huron County. Loco Fields Organics and Maelstrom Winery partner to showcase how perfect fresh ginger complements and supports the maple and spice characteristics in their cider, as well as other organic vegetable and cider pairings. The acidity and gentle sweetness of cider works with all sorts of food products. Loco Fields grow fresh ginger and fresh turmeric. Fresh turmeric has a fabulous fresh orange characteristic that elevates Maelstrom Cider. Turmeric also has anti-inflammatory properties which can support better mornings and decrease swelling. You can grate fresh turmeric into your cider OR peel and freeze the turmeric and use it to keep your cider cold while releasing the gentle flavor. Loco is a local grower of vegetables; they offer a wide range of products. Ginger, turmeric and potentially one other fresh product will be paired with Maelstrom Cider.

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Vineland Estates Winery & Stonetown Artisan Cheese

Vineland Estates Winery and Stonetown Artisanal 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 & 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. The collaboration between the pride of Perth East and the pride of Huron East will be an experience to remember!

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TASTINGS & PAIRINGS
TASTINGS & PAIRINGS

COMMUNITY HALL

Alton Farms Estate Winery & Great Lakes Goat Dairy

Alton Farms Estate Winery, the pioneering estate winery in Ontario’s emerging wine region, Huron Shores is pairing with Great Lakes Goat Diary, a farmer-owned company producing artisan cheeses from their high-quality goat’s milk. This session will feature Great Lakes Goat Dairy’s creamy, firm-textured goat cheeses and Alton Farms Estate Winery’s lightly-filtered, flavourful – and prize winning – wines.

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Black Swan Brewing & Great Lakes Goat Dairy

More details coming soon.

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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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