Jun 19, 2019

Back Forty Artisan Cheese will be hosting their 4th annual summer festival at the Back Forty Cheese Factory on Saturday June 29th. Relax along the Mississippi River while enjoying great cheese, local food, drinks, and live music.

Back by popular demand, Frontenac Outfitters will be set up along the riverbank to offer the public a chance to test out kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards. Carleton Place’s Stalwart Brewery and Almonte’s Dairy Distillery will both be onsite pouring their delicious craft beer and cocktails, and a local sommelier will have a selection of wines available. Of course there will also be plenty to eat and sample with local producers offering everything from handcrafted chocolate and kombucha to preserves. Sharbot Lake’s Primitive Catering and Seed to Sausage owner/chef Mike McKenzie will both be grilling up delicious meals and Back Forty will have plenty of cheese related treats including their signature beer battered deep fried curds. Enjoy authentic roots reggae music performed by Rastafari Syd Perry. Syd specializes in playing a 12 string guitar and harmonica and will be accompanied by Jeffery Singh on traditional Jamaican drums.

“The event started out as our season opening celebration and, although our tasting room is now open from Victoria Day to Thanksgiving, we decided to keep the event on the July long weekend to kick off the summer. On June 29th we hope to showcase many of the talented food and drink producers in our region and of course offer a wide selection of our handcrafted cheeses. It’s a fun and relaxing outing suitable for the all ages and free to attend” Jeff Fenwick, Owner / Cheese Maker

About Back Forty - They specialize in traditional and unique high quality raw sheep and water buffalo milk cheeses. Their cheese factory shop and tasting room is open every Saturday from Victoria Day to Thanksgiving. To learn more visit www.artisancheese.ca

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