Tastings & Pairings - Stratford Kiwanis Garlic Festival

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

We look forward to welcoming you to our 2022 Tastings & Pairings program on September 10th, 2022!

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!

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.

This year’s Tastings & Pairings Schedule is as follows:

Tastings & Pairings – Saturday, September 10th, 2022 (separate tickets required)

11:30 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm

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Hall ‘A”

Junction 56 Distillery & Stonetown Artisan Cheese
Cheese & Distilled Spirits

Junction 56 Distillery & Stonetown Artisan Cheese
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Junction 56 Distillery & Stonetown Artisan Cheese will demonstrate that cheese not only melts on a fire, but it will also melt in your mouth together with fine batch distilled spirits. It is sure to be a mouth melting pairing – one slice and sip at a time!

Millbank Cheese & Munro Honey and Meadery
Cheese and Honey Mead Pairings

Millbank Cheese & Munro Honey and Meadery
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Millbank Cheese will pair with Munro Honey and Meadery. This session features the delicious cheeses produced by Millbank Cheese using traditional recipes and local dairy suppliers since 1908 with Munro Honey‘s internationally recognized meads produced using the high-quality honey from their own colonies.

Maelstrom Winery & Millbank Cheese
Wine and Cheese Pairing

Maelstrom Winery & Millbank Cheese
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Maelstrom Winery & Millbank Cheese 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 move on to the more intense and flavourful pairings, which will showcase the best of both companies.

Munro Honey and Meadery and Great Lakes Goat Dairy
Honey Meads paired with creamy, firm-textured Goat Cheeses

Munro Honey and Meadery and Great Lakes Goat Dairy
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

This session pairs Munro Honey and Meadery, known for producing award winning meads from the highest quality honey from their own hives with Great Lakes Goat Dairy‘s creamy, firm-textured goat cheeses.

Mansbridge Room
Mansbridge Room

Bob and Frances Latham
Pairing Wine & Food Basic Principles

Bob and Frances Latham
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Bob and Frances Latham
For the first time at the Stratford Kiwanis Garlic Festival, Bob Latham, accredited Sommelier & Frances Latham, Stratford Chef’s School Graduate will combine their extensive knowledge and experience in these areas to provide attendees with the basic principles of pairing wine and food.

Junction 56 Distillery & The Flour Mill Food Shop
Handcrafted Liqueurs paired with Baked Delicacies

Junction 56 Distillery & The Flour Mill Food Shop
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Junction 56 Distillery & The Flour Mill Food Shop are pairing for the first time in 2022. Junction 56 is a well-known Stratford business which uses locally produced ingredients processed on site to produce handcrafted flavoured liqueurs that will pair wonderfully with the baked delicacies from The Flour Mill Food Shop, located in St. Marys, Ontario.

Bob and Frances Latham
Basic Principles of Pairing Wine and Food

Bob and Frances Latham
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Bob and Frances Latham
For the first time at the Stratford Kiwanis Garlic Festival, Bob Latham, accredited Sommelier & Frances Latham, Stratford Chef’s School Graduate, will combine their extensive knowledge and experience in these areas to provide attendees with the basic principles of pairing wine and food.

Maelstrom Winery & Stonetown Artisan Cheese
Wine & Cheese selection Pairings

Maelstrom Winery & Stonetown Artisan Cheese
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Maelstrom Winery & Stonetown Artisan Cheese have come together to bring you their newest creations. They will be pairing the beset 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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