More Caves Branch Cheese please and Premium Wine

by tacogirl
ian anderson's caves branch cheese

On Thursday night there was a Food & Wine Extravaganza at Banyan Bay Club House. Ian Anderson hosted delicious evening of tastings, which will included his famous selection of amazing artisan cheeses, imported wines from Premium wins and spirits and Mystic Mayan natural soaps.

Mary and I were talking about the event earlier in the day and we agreed a wine and cheese tasting was a fabulous idea and it would be packed. Of course it was everyone was excited to try Ian Anderson world famous artisan cheeses and I know there were many Premium frequenters in the room. It was great hearing Ian tell the story of how it was when  Caves Branch started making their cheese. It took a few tries to get it right as it often does in life. But Ian persevered and came out with the award winning formula. He also persevered when it came to getting to the event, flooding on the mainland made for difficult travel but Ian  did not want to disappoint the San Pedro people. I hope the swarming of the cheese table and happy looks on the cheese eaters faces made it all worth while 🙂

As I circled the room talking to people, there are those who were already fans of Ian’s Cheese and had come to the event to stock up and then there were those of us (myself included) who had never tried it yet – of course we all loved it. I am not a big wine drinker but I know many were delighted Premium Wines and Spirits was at the event and their table was busy all night long. Mistic Mayan natural  soaps of Belize were also popular. Sadly Running W meats could not make it.

Like Ian Anderson’s Caves Branch Jungle Lodge facebook page and Premium Wine and Spirits facebook page to keep informed on what they are up to and current specials.

If you want to try something different fun and delicious while in Belize, consider Adventures in cheese making at Caves Branch Jungle Lodge, Next one is January 15th – 20th, 2014. At the course you will you gain a deeper understanding of the secrets of cheese making by learning ancient techniques, art, and the science that transforms milk and four basic ingredients into a variety delicious cheese from around the world.

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Wine and Cheese event at Banyan Bay Resort clubhouse

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Premium Wines and Spirits

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Premium has shop in San Pedro with a great wine selection

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Ian Anderson’s Caves Branch Cheese was delicious and very well received by the crowd

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Ian Anderson serving up his world famous Belize Cheese

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Wine and cheese basket

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Enjoying conversations over wine and cheese

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Cheese stampede, actually everyone was well behaved and patiently waited for their turn to taste

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Richard and his crew from Premium Wines and Spirits were busy all night long

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Mystic Mayan Soaps

Who  wouldn't want to enter to win a delirious basked of wine and cheese

Who wouldn’t want to enter to win a delirious basked of wine and cheese

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Long before we knew about the food event, Karen her friend, and  I had made plans  to meet up with Deb, Mark and Barbara for weekly trivia. We all agreed we could not miss the wine and Caves Branch cheese tasting  so we met up there first and all headed to Pedro’s after.  Our team Tinkers Gama won the pot, a prefect end to a perfect day.

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After the food tasting event Cherie, Lois, tacoboy and I won the pot at trivia


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Miranda December 17, 2013 - 9:51 am

Watch out, Laurie. I’m coming to San Pedro, and itching for some trivia…

tacogirl December 17, 2013 - 10:02 am

Lots to chose from Miranda…

Weekly Trivia – Max 5 per team and $5 to enter
Tues – Coco Loco’s 7:00pm
Thurs -Pedro’s 7:00pm
Fri – Canucks 7:00pm last week of the month portion of proceeds goes to benefit San Pedro Red Cross

Charlotte December 15, 2013 - 9:46 am

Looks like a wonderful event. I love wine and cheese tastings.

tacogirl December 17, 2013 - 10:03 am

Me too Charlotte, it was a much needed event and we need more like it.


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