It has been nine years since Green Dirt Farm hosted its first season of chef dinners and cheese appreciation events out at its beautiful barn in Weston, Missouri.
This year, the award-winning sheep dairy and creamery is excited to reveal the lineup of chefs who will be cooking at the farm. Tickets for these events will be on sale this Sat., April 22.
These culinary events started as a way to introduce local chefs and guests to Green Dirt Farm’s small-batch sheep's and cow’s milk cheeses and ice creams made right on the farm. It was also an opportunity to tell people more about the farm, cheese production and to sell more cheese. Green Dirt's cheese is now found at several local retailers, including its new creamery that features Green Dirt's farm products, sandwiches, beers, wines and other local delicacies.
These days, tickets to the cheese-driven culinary events have become a hot commodity, with fans usually creating a sell-out situation within hours. If you want to attend, you'll have to act quickly.
“This year's dinner series will be our best yet,” says Green Dirt founder Sarah Hoffmann. “Our schedule includes a loyal and dedicated lineup of the best chefs in Kansas City, plus an amazing group of talented new chefs eager to reveal their culinary skills to our appreciative audience.”
This year’s lineup features new trendsetting chefs from Kansas City and Chicago, including Michael Corvino of the newly opened Corvino Supper Club and Tasting Room, Carlos Falcon of Jarocho and Chicago Cubs Chef Rick Paniagua. Returning favorites including Ted Habiger of Room 39 and Brewery Emperial, Howard Hanna of The Rieger and Ça Va and Brandon Winn, executive chef at The Webster House.
At these dinners, the chefs are tasked with creating one-of-a-kind multi-course meals paired with unique beverages to express the bounty of each season. “It is always thrilling to experience the different creative interpretations each chef brings to the unique palette of local, seasonal ingredients they have to work with at our dinners,” Hoffmann says.
The dinners also include live music from talented local artists and an indulgent surprise for guests to take home with them.
“For us here at Green Dirt Farm, dinners in our barn are delightful food adventures that heighten our sense of gratitude and admiration for the natural world, for the people who grow and prepare our food, and for the whole community of people who support us. Our desire is to open the door into our world and share the adventure with you,” Hoffmann says.
Green Dirt Farm, 1099 Welt St., Weston, Missouri, 816.386.2156, greendirtfarm.com