Cheese Appreciation Events

Farm Table Dinners

Custom Events

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CHEESE

APPRECIATION

EVENTS

Cheese Appreciation Event Gift Certificate

Each year we pair with local bakeries, breweries, wineries, and masters of charcuterie to bring you unique afternoon tastings at the barn. Don’t miss the chance to give the gift of a delicious experience to your loved ones this Valentine’s Day!

 

DATE & TIME

February 2

Amigoni Urban Winery and Green Dirt Farm Cheese

We believe there is nothing better than local cheese and local wine on a beautiful fall day. Join us as we celebrate the season with five scrumptious tastings of Green Dirt Farm cheeses paired with incredible wines from Kansas City’s Amigoni Urban Winery.

 

DATE & TIME

October 29, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

Ça Va at Green Dirt Farm

Sparkling wine aficionado and General Manager of Ça Va Champagne Bar, Caitlin Corcoran, shares her favorite Champagnes and other sparklings wines. Join us as we celebrate with five scrumptious tastings of Green Dirt Farm cheeses paired with sparkling wines that have been expertly selected by Caitlin.

 

DATE & TIME

August 27, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

Mother’s Day Favorites

Nothing says “I love you, Mom!” quite like an expertly curated cheese plate and a deliciously delightful ladylike libation. Did someone say champagne, rosé, and bellinis?! Treat Mom to a lovely Sunday afternoon of cheese tasting at our beautiful setting in Weston, Missouri as the Green Dirt cheese team shares their favorite cheeses and libations.

 

DATE & TIME

May 8, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

Cows, Goats, and Sheep. Oh My!

This tasting features local, farmstead cheeses made from either cow’s, goat’s or sheep’s milk paired with sparkling wines. Which animal’s milk makes the best cheese and how do the different milks and cheeses differ? Find out by enjoying delicious farmstead cheeses matched with equally delightful sparkling wines.

 

DATE & TIME

May 28, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

American Artisans – Best in Show

Join us for a cheese and beer tasting featuring American artisanal cheeses that have won Best in Show awards at the American Cheese Society annual competition. Five fabulous “Best in Show” cheeses will be paired with five award-winning craft beers from The Great American Beer Festival.

 

DATE & TIME

June 11, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

Father’s Day Favorites with Hank Charcuterie

This special carnivorous event was created with Dad in mind! Meat. Cheese. Beer. Bourbon. All essentials for treating your Dad to a delicious afternoon at the farm.

 

DATE & TIME

June 19, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

Hearth Bakery and GDF Cheese Pairings

Bread and cheese, such a natural pairing it barely needs an introduction! At this tasting we’ll pair our cheeses with a selection of delicious, naturally fermented breads baked in a wood fired oven right here in Weston at Hearth Bakery.

 

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June 26, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

KC Homegrown

Featuring tastings of our favorite regional cheeses and Kansas City craft beers. You’ll enjoy a wonderful summer afternoon seated at our long harvest table in the cool shade of our beautiful events barn savoring delicious local cheeses and sipping selections of the best beers in Kansas City.

 

DATE & TIME

August 13, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

TerraVox Wines and Green Dirt Farm Cheese

Join us on a new kind of wine exploration as we pair TerraVox wines with Green Dirt Farm cheeses. Owner and Founder of Vox Vineyards, Jerry Eisterhold, will be on hand to discuss his unusual adventure in winemaking and share the delicious flavors of wines made with wild grapes.

 

DATE & TIME

August 20, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

Ça Va at Green Dirt Farm

Sparkling wine aficionado and General Manager of Ça Va Champagne Bar, Caitlin Corcoran, shares her favorite Champagnes and other sparklings wines. Join us as we celebrate with five scrumptious tastings of Green Dirt Farm cheeses paired with sparkling wines that have been expertly selected by Caitlin.

 

DATE & TIME

August 28, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

Dolce Bakery at Green Dirt Farm

Erin Brown of Dolce Bakery will share her one-of-a-kind delectable pastries made using cheeses and yogurts from the Green Dirt Farm Cheese Kitchen. Between bites of her delicious creations, Erin will tell us about the art of making pastries and the business of running a bakery.

 

DATE & TIME

September 11, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

Cheese and Craft Beers with Boulevard Brewing

Kyle Hopkins of Boulevard Brewing Company, will take us on a taste tour of five of his favorite craft brewery specialties paired with five of our delicious Green Dirt Farm cheeses. Enjoy a beautiful afternoon at the farm sipping local beer and tasting local cheese!

 

DATE & TIME

October 1, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

Cheese and Charcuterie with Chef Alex Pope

Savor five Green Dirt Farm cheeses paired with five different cured and cooked meat selections produced by Chef Alex Pope of The Local Pig fame. Taste delicious sausages, pates and cured meat selections paired with GDF cheeses, and served up with some fine libations.

 

DATE & TIME

October 30, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

Stinky Cheese & Dessert Wines

GDF founder, Sarah Hoffmann and Joyce Angelos Walsh, Director of Fine Wine at Lohr Distributing share their passion for the enchanting partnership between funky cheeses and fine dessert wines. Taste five of our favorite aromatic cheeses paired with five delicious dessert wines.

 

DATE & TIME

November 5, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

 

FARM

TABLE

DINNERS

Farm Table Dinner Gift Certificate

This Valentine’s Day give your loved ones the gift of an unforgettable culinary experience! Each year we host a series of Farm Table Dinners highlighting some of Kansas City’s most talented chefs. Don’t miss the opportunity to gift a truly remarkable and unique evening at the farm!

 

DATE & TIME

February 2

Pig n’ Jig

Join us at the farm on Saturday, September 17th for The Green Dirt Farm Pig n’ Jig! This is our first ever large-scale casual dinner and we couldn’t be more excited to share this experience with you! We will kick the night off at 5pm with a delicious pig roast dinner filled with local-fare followed by a special live music performance!

 

DATE & TIME

September 17, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Chef Ted Habiger

Chef Ted Habiger, Owner and Executive Chef of Room 39 returns to Green Dirt Farm to continue the long-standing tradition of kicking-off our Farm Table Dinner Series. Join us as Ted prepares a delicious, thoughtful, and creative one-night-only meal featuring local, seasonal ingredients and Green Dirt Farm’s lamb and cheeses.

 

DATE & TIME

May 7, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Chef Brandon Winn

Chef Brandon Winn of the Webster House specializes in Seasonal American Cuisine. His thoughtful approach to ingredient selection always culminates in perfectly balanced meals. Brandon’s ideals perfectly align with ours at Green Dirt Farm and we are thrilled to have him back for his seventh appearance at our Farm Table Dinner Series.

 

DATE & TIME

May 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Chef Joe West

Chef Joe West of Kusshi has been creating original and delightful dining experiences in travelling locations throughout Kansas City for the past year. We are incredibly happy that he will be joining us at Green Dirt Farm for the first time to share his love of fresh, seasonal, and improvisational cooking.

 

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June 4, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Chef Michael Foust

Chef Michael Foust Owner and Executive Chef of The Farmhouse brings his farm-to-table ethos and tip-to-tail approach to cooking to Green Dirt Farm for the sixth time. We are happy to welcome Michael back because his passion for fresh, seasonal food makes his meals both memorable and absolutely exceptional.

 

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June 5, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Chef Max Watson

Chef Max Watson, Kansas City native and Executive Baker at Farm to Market Bread Co. embraces the use of farm-fresh ingredients. His Farm Table Dinner appearances always celebrate the very best of our local food culture.

 

DATE & TIME

June 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Chef Howard Hanna

One of Kansas City’s most notable chefs, Chef Howard Hanna returns to Green Dirt Farm once again for our Farm Table Dinner Series and we couldn’t be more excited! The Owner and Executive Chef of The Rieger never fails to delight and impress with his special menu featuring locally grown, harvested, foraged, and produced ingredients.

 

DATE & TIME

August 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Chef Martin Heuser

Chef Martin Heuser, Owner and Executive Chef of Affäre returns to Green Dirt Farm for his fourth appearance at our Farm Table Dinner Series. His special one-night-only meals are always unique, thoughtful, and downright delicious.

 

DATE & TIME

September 4, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Chef Patrick Ryan

Chef Patrick Ryan, Owner and Executive Chef of the innovative and adored Kansas City restaurant Port Fonda, returns to Green Dirt Farm to prepare an inventive and delicious meal of locally grown and produced fare.

 

DATE & TIME

September 10, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Chef Dave Crum

Chef Dave Crum of Arrowhead Specialty Meats returns to Green Dirt Farm to create a special one-night-only menu featuring locally grown, harvested, foraged, and produced ingredients.

 

DATE & TIME

October 8, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

 

CUSTOM

EVENTS

For information about booking custom events at the farm, please contact our Events Manager at events@greendirtfarm.com or call 816-386-2156.

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TOUR

THE

FARM

We host tours of our farm and cheese kitchen Thursday through Sunday, by appointment.

Tours are $8 per person (children under 5 free). Min 6,  Max 25 people.

Your tour will include a guided look at our pastures, a glimpse inside our milking parlor and a view into our cheese kitchen, followed by a tasting at our retail shop in Weston. Your host will describe the story of how we turn our flavorful milk into delicious cheeses and yogurts and answer all your questions about our practices and products.

Please give us a week’s advance notice so we can schedule your tour guide. At least 6 people are required to schedule a tour (max 25). Call 816-386-2156 or email us at tours@greendirtfarm.com to arrange your tour.


*Please understand that, for biosecurity reasons, we can’t allow visitors to pet or approach our animals.

**We are sorry to say that, as a working farm, we are not well prepared for individuals with restricted mobility. Our farm is very hilly and the terrain is rough with gravel only for paths and drives. Guests will need to walk up steep, uneven paths and negotiate over or around obstacles during the tour.

 

Directions to the Farm

19915 Mount Bethel Road, Weston MO 64098

Watch for directional signs.Navigating via GPS sometimes results in a longer and more circuitous route. These directions should make your trip easier.

Once you pass through Weston, directional signs displaying our logo will help you find your way to the farm.

Take I-29N to Exit 20, toward TRACY/WESTON. Turn LEFT onto MO-273, following signs (sharp bend to the right) for MO-273N (4.7 miles).

Turn RIGHT at the traffic light and “Historic Weston Welcome” sign on MO-273/MO-45 (4.8 miles).

Continue through Weston, then turn RIGHT onto DYE STORE ROAD, immediately past a short concrete bridge over a creek (.2 miles). Turn LEFT onto MT BETHEL RD, a gravel road (0.9 miles).

Proceed up the hill and follow the winding road, then turn right into the driveway when you see our sign.

Estimated drive time from Downtown Kansas City is about 45 minutes.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get tickets?

You may purchase tickets to all Cheese Appreciation Events, Farm Table Dinners and Farm Tours right here on the Green Dirt Farm website. Each year, Cheese Appreciation Event tickets are available for purchase starting in early April and Farm Table Dinner tickets go on sale on Earth Day at 9am.

To stay up to date on announcements regarding events at the farm, subscribe to our newsletter, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Tickets are non-refundable and available on a first come, first served basis. Occasionally, someone who has purchased tickets needs to sell them. The best place to watch for those opportunities is on our Facebook page.

For more information on the ticket buying process, please see the “How to Buy Tickets” section on our Farm Events page.

What should I expect at a Cheese Appreciation Event?

Cheese Appreciation Events take place in our beautiful covered barn just north of Weston, Missouri, located about 35 miles north of Kansas City. The series of seasonal cheese tastings feature the best regional, small batch American cheeses and other handcrafted foods. Each event is designed around a specific theme or style of cheese. Our tasting events are a fun and casual way to experience some truly remarkable flavor combinations.

Attendees learn about and sample cheeses crafted by artisan American cheese makers. You will learn about the history of the cheese, the style, and the farm or creamery where it was produced. We partner with local breweries, wineries and distributors to provide insights into beverage choices. And for the second year we’re teaming up with the brightest stars of this area’s food scene with new events as well as our well loved themes from previous seasons.

To stay up to date on announcements regarding Cheese Appreciation Events and other happenings at the farm, subscribe to our newsletter, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

What should I expect at a Farm Table Dinner?

Every Farm Table Dinner is a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Held in the fully covered barn on our farm just north of Weston, Missouri, a Farm Table Dinner is a feast for all your senses. Your dinner will start with a sampling of one of our most delicious cheeses, passed hors d’oeuvres and a seasonal “cocktail”, served while you enjoy the beautiful setting of our farm. You will meet our local guest chef as he or she prepares dinner, which will be served at a single harvest table. You’ll also meet your fellow guests and the farmers and food artisans who have contributed to the dinner.

Once all guests have arrived, we will sit down at the harvest table to a four-course plated dinner prepared by the guest chef that features our 100% grass-fed lamb and award-winning artisan sheep’s milk cheeses. In keeping with our focus on local food culture, other ingredients—such as produce—are sourced from area farmers. Each course will be paired with a carefully selected wine, beer or cocktail. At each course, the chef will discuss the ingredients used and where they came from, and what inspired each dish.

The reception portion of each dinner typically begins at 6:00 p.m. We will sit at the harvest table and begin dinner at approximately 7:00 p.m. Dinner usually lasts a couple of hours. Entrees are served just as the sun is setting. Depending on the season, some mid-summer dinners may start later in the evening. Guests often linger to enjoy the candlelight and pastoral setting of the barn.

To stay up to date on announcements regarding Farm Table Dinners and other happenings at the farm, subscribe to our newsletter, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

How many people can attend?

Up to 38 people sit at a single long harvest table or on cozy side tables in our fully covered barn. Seating is first come first served.

What time do events begin?

Each Cheese Appreciation Tasting Event is offered on a Saturday and some are offered again on Sunday from 3:00-5:00 pm (unless noted otherwise).

Farm Table Dinners begin with a reception at 6:00 p.m. We will sit at the harvest table and begin the four-course plated dinner at approximately 7:00 p.m. This portion of dinner usually lasts a couple of hours. After dinner, guests are encouraged to linger and enjoy good conversation with each other or to simply count the stars.

What is the price per person and what’s included?

Cheese Appreciation Event tickets are $65-$85 per person. Farm Table Dinner tickets are $200 per person. All tickets are non-refundable.

Tickets to Cheese Appreciation Events include cheeses, any beverage pairings, accoutrements and presentation fees.

Tickets to Farm Table Dinners include a reception with a sampling of our cheese, passed hors d’oeuvres along with a seasonal “cocktail”, a four-course plated dinner with wine or beer pairings at each course, featured chef and service staff fees, and gratuities.

What forms of payment do you accept?

All payments must be made online through our website. You may pay with Visa, Mastercard or American Express. Sorry, we cannot accept cash or checks.

Do you accept reservations for large groups?

Because seating is limited to 38 people per dinner, the maximum tickets allowed per order is 4. We do not assign seats at the table. If you would like to sit together, please arrive promptly at the event’s start time and let us know so we can make the necessary arrangements.

What if something happens and I can’t use my tickets?

Though purchased tickets are non-refundable, they are transferable. Feel free to post your ticket availability on our Facebook page.

If you transfer your tickets, please email events@greendirtfarm.com. Please be sure to include the purchaser’s name, quantity of tickets transferred, and contact information so that we may effectively communicate the details of the event.

Under what conditions might an event be canceled?

Excessive temperatures—too high or too low—may result in cancellation. We make every effort to create a comfortable environment in the barn, but Mother Nature occasionally wins.

We may also choose to cancel an event if too few tickets are sold. In either event, we’ll make the decision a few days in advance and notify guests by telephone. Ticketholders may opt to attend a future event or receive a full refund.

What if it rains?

All events are held rain or shine in our fully covered barn. Parking is a very short walk from the barn.

Is a tour of the farm included?

Sorry, no. Tours of the farm are not included with Cheese Appreciation Events or Farm Table Dinners. However, there will be a presentation about our farm given by a Green Dirt Farm host, and we will be available after the event to answer your questions.

If you would like to tour our farm and learn more about the cheese making process, please watch the Farm Tour Days section on our events page for upcoming Tour Events.

Is there a waitlist for sold out events?

Sorry, no. Because Cheese Appreciation Event and Farm Table Dinner tickets are non-refundable, no additional seats become available.

Occasionally, someone who purchased tickets needs to sell them. Your best opportunity to find those tickets is on our Facebook page. Feel free to post there about your interest in purchasing tickets, too. To keep your contact information private, consider asking ticketholders to message you on Facebook rather than posting your phone number or email address.

Also, we will occasionally add new events as the season goes on, so be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates about newly added events.

How do I get to the farm?

For turn by turn directions, as well as a Google Map, please see the “Directions to the Farm” section on our Farm Events page.

What about parking?

As you drive into our property, you’ll see a ranch-style house at the top of the driveway. Please continue along the drive to the right of the house, back to the events barn. Parking is available adjacent to the barn.

May I purchase some of your cheese at the event?

Please do. We will have a nice selection of our cheeses available for purchase after the event. If you are interested in purchasing our grass-fed lamb, you may pick up an order form and receive 10% off your order.

Do you host private events?

Yes. Please contact us for availability as we host a number of Cheese Appreciation Events and Farm Table Dinners throughout the season. Contact Events Manager Alysa Tarantino at events@greendirtfarm.com for further details.

May I smoke at the farm?

Sorry, no. Ours is a no smoking farm.

I have additional questions. Where shall I go for answers?

Please email Alysa Tarantino at events@greendirtfarm.com for a prompt response to your questions.

 
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