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 Wines & Spirits, Belize City 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.
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.