Cheese Tasting Events

Farm Table Dinners

Festivals

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CHEESE

TASTING

EVENTS

Cheese Tasting with Weston Brewing Company

Enjoy a selection of craft beers from Weston Brewing Company expertly paired with GDF cheese! Following the tasting, guests will embark on a special guided tour of the historic O’Malley’s Irish Pub.

 

DATE & TIME

June 3 @ 2:30 pm

Cheese Tasting with Tom’s Town Distilling Co.

This special evening tasting will take place in the courtyard of our beautiful events barn. This exciting casual cocktail hour event will feature live music and craft cocktails featuring Toms Town spirits paired specially with GDF cheese.

 

DATE & TIME

June 10 @ 6:00 pm

GDF Award Winners Cheese Tasting

We will start this special celebratory event with a tour of Green Dirt Farm before we head to our gorgeous barn to taste a special collection of our 2016 American Cheese Society Award Winners, each expertly paired with delicious wines and spirits!

 

DATE & TIME

June 24 @ 4:30 pm

Cheese, Wine, and Floral Design

This creative tasting and crafting brunch event will begin with mimosas at the barn before Events Manager and professional Floral Designer, Alysa Tarantino takes the group out onto the farm to forage for materials to create beautiful, bohemian floral crowns! Guests will be led step-by-step to make their own crowns before beginning a guided cheese and wine tasting!

 

DATE & TIME

July 2 @ 11:00 am

Saturday Cheese Tasting with Ça Va Champagne Bar

The event so nice we do it twice! Celebrate Champagne and cheese with us on a Saturday afternoon! Sparkling wine aficionado and General Manager of Ça Va Champagne Bar in Westport, Caitlin Corcoran, shares pairings of our artisan, small batch cheeses with her favorite Champagnes and sparkling wines.

 

DATE & TIME

August 12 @ 3:00 pm

Sunday Cheese Tasting with Ça Va Champagne Bar

The event so nice we do it twice! Celebrate Champagne and cheese with us on a Sunday afternoon! Sparkling wine aficionado and General Manager of Ça Va Champagne Bar in Westport, Caitlin Corcoran, shares pairings of our artisan, small batch cheeses with her favorite Champagnes and sparkling wines.

 

DATE & TIME

August 13 @ 3:00 pm

Cheese Tasting with Terra Vox Winery

Enjoy tastings of the incredible wines from Terra Vox Winery paired with cheeses from Green Dirt Farm. Founder Jerry Eisterhold will be on hand to talk about his innovative adventure in wine making: using rare American indigenous grapes to craft his wines.

 

DATE & TIME

August 26 @ 3:00 pm

Sunset Cheese Tasting with Amigoni Urban Winery

We believe there is nothing better than local cheese and wine on a beautiful September evening. Join us for this sunset event as we celebrate the season with five scrumptious tastings of Green Dirt Farm cheeses paired with Kansas City’s Amigoni Vineyard wines.

 

DATE & TIME

September 22 @ 6:00 pm

Saturday Cheese Tasting with Amigoni Urban Winery

Join us as we celebrate the season with five scrumptious tastings of Green Dirt Farm cheeses paired with Kansas City’s Amigoni Vineyard wines. Learn all about Amigoni and their selected wines from host, Hilary Hedges, who will be on hand to answer any questions and guide you through your tasting.

 

DATE & TIME

September 23 @ 3:00 pm

Cheese Tasting with Holladay Distillery

We are excited to partner with Weston’s Holladay Distillery for the very first time! This tasting will feature craft cocktails paired with GDF cheeses in a laid-back happy hour format in the courtyard of our events barn. There will be live music and a special tour of the 160-year-old Holladay Distillery!

 

DATE & TIME

September 29 @ 5:00 pm

Cheese Tasting with Dolce Bakery

We are happy to welcome Erin Brown of Dolce Bakery back to the farm for a brunch event featuring tasty baked breakfast goods made with GDF cheeses. Each treat will be paired with coffee, mimosas, and other delicious brunch beverages!

 

DATE & TIME

October 1 @ 11:00 am

Cheese Tasting with Union Horse Distilling Co.

We think there’s something uniquely satisfying about sipping some belly-warming whiskey on a gorgeous fall evening. This sunset tasting event will feature Union Horse Distilling Co.’s handcrafted whiskey paired with our award-winning sheep’s milk cheese.

 

DATE & TIME

October 20 @ 5:00 pm

Stinky Cheese and Dessert Wine Tasting

GDF founder, Sarah Hoffmann and Joyce Angelos Walsh of TerraVox Vineyards, 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 4 @ 3:00 pm

 

FARM

TABLE

DINNERS

Chef Nicholas Goellner at The Antler Room

We are proud to announce a special, one-of-a-kind Farm Table Dinner with Chef Nicholas Goellner of The Antler Room!! This unique dining adventure will take place at The Antler Room and will serve as the official kick-off of our 2017 Dinner Series.

 

DATE & TIME

April 26 @ 6:00 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 at the barn. 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 6 @ 6:00 pm

Kyle Hopkins – The Boulevard Beer Dinner

If you adore farm fresh fare and Boulevard Beer the way we do, you won’t want to miss this wonderful new event. We are happy to announce a Farm Table Dinner featuring all Boulevard Beer Company pairings prepared by the talented Kyle Hopkins!

 

DATE & TIME

May 13 @ 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 seventh time. We are happy to welcome Michael back because his passion for fresh, seasonal food makes his meals both memorable and absolutely exceptional.

 

DATE & TIME

May 20 @ 6:00 pm

Chef Rick Paniagua

Join us as we welcome special guest, Rick Paniagua chef of the Chicago Cubs to Green Dirt Farm! Come experience a night that is not soon to be forgotten as Rick takes you on a seasonal culinary journey, from plate, to palate!!

 

DATE & TIME

May 27 @ 6:00 pm

Chef Joe West

Chef Joe West Executive Chef of Stock Hill is known for creating original and delightful dining experiences in throughout Kansas City. We are incredibly happy that he will be joining us at Green Dirt Farm for the second time to share his love of fresh, seasonal, and improvisational cooking.

 

DATE & TIME

June 4 @ 6:00 pm

Chef Celina Tio

Join us in welcoming Celina Tio to Green Dirt Farm for her first appearance at our dinner series! We cannot wait to see what Celina will create using local, seasonal fare and our lamb and cheese!

 

DATE & TIME

August 20 @ 6:00 pm

Chef Vaughn Good

Chef Vaughn Good of Hank Charcuterie is no stranger to Green Dirt Farm. He joined us last season for a cheese tasting event that was so impressive and delicious we just knew we had to see what he would do with a full five-course dinner!

 

DATE & TIME

August 27 @ 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 3 @ 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

September 10 @ 6:00 pm

Chef John Brogan

We are pleased to have Chef John Brogan of rye join us for the first time for his very own Farm Table Dinner! We are excited to see what John will prepare for his five-course, one-night-only menu highlighting our lamb and award-winning cheese!

 

DATE & TIME

September 16 @ 6:00 pm

Chef Kara Anderson

We are happy to announce that Chef Kara Anderson of The Rieger will be joining us this season for her first Farm Table Dinner! We cannot wait to see what creative dishes Kara dreams up, this will be an evening you do not want to miss!

 

DATE & TIME

September 17 @ 6:00 pm

Chef Michael Smith

Chef Michael Smith of Michael Smith and Extra Virgin joins us this year for his first Farm Table Dinner. We cannot wait to enjoy a very special evening with Chef Michael Smith as he pairs his award-winning skills with our award-winning cheeses!!

 

DATE & TIME

September 24 @ 6:00 pm

Chef Carlos Falcon

We are immensely excited to see how Chef Carlos Falcon of Jarocho channels the tastes and smells of Mexico at his first dinner with us at Green Dirt Farm!!

 

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September 30 @ 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 eighth appearance at our Farm Table Dinner Series.

 

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October 8 @ 6:00 pm

Chef Michael Corvino

We are ecstatic to announce that Chef Michael Corvino of Corvino Supper Club & Tasting Room will be joining us for his first appearance at Green Dirt Farm! We cannot wait to see what inspiring dishes he will create with our lamb and cheese – this will be a farm to table adventure you do not want to miss!

 

DATE & TIME

October 15 @ 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

October 21 @ 6:00 pm

Soil Collective

If you are looking for a completely unique dining experience where the only promise is to expect the unexpected, then look no further than this first-time Farm Table Dinner with Rick Mullins and Mickey Priolo of Soil Collective!!

 

DATE & TIME

October 22 @ 6:00 pm

 

FESTIVALS

Black Sheep in the Shadow – a Total Eclipse of the Farm

We joined forces with The Rieger to bring you Black Sheep in the Shadow. This astronomical day festival will feature live music, freakshow-style performances, an enticing meal of roasted pig and lamb, unique vendors, and one of the best views of the total solar eclipse.

 

DATE & TIME

August 21 @ 10:30 am

 

TOUR

THE

FARM

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

Tours are $8 per person. Min 4,  Max 16 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 answer all your questions about our practices and products.

Please give us a week’s notice so we can schedule your tour guide. At least 4 people are required to schedule a tour (max 16: if you would like to arrange a special tour for a larger group please contact alysa@greendirtfarm.com). Please email us at info@greendirtfarm.com to schedule your tour.

You will meet your tour guide at our shop in Weston and caravan together out to the farm- about 4 miles away. After the tour you will return to our shop for the tasting portion of the tour.
*Please understand that, for biosecurity reasons, we can’t allow visitors to pet or approach our animals. Because of our infrastructure limitations our tour is not ideal for  children under 8 years of age.

**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.

 

CREAMERY

EVENTS

Galentine’s Day at The Creamery

Gather your girlfriends and join us at The Creamery for a night of creative crafts, delicious cheese, and amazing wine! It’s Galentine’s Day at The Creamery!

 

DATE & TIME

February 9 @ 6:30 pm

 

Directions to the Farm

If you have made an appointment for a tour your guide will meet you at our shop in Weston: Green Dirt Farm Creamery, 1099 Welt Street, Weston, MO 64098. 

For safety and security reasons visits to the farm are by appointment or ticketed event only. If you wish to make an appointment to tour the farm please email us at info@greendirtfarm.com. More information about our tours.

The following directions will help you find your way to our dinner and cheese tasting events.

Watch for directional signs.Navigating via GPS sometimes results in a longer and more circuitous route. These directions should make your trip easier. The address to our events barn is: 19915 Mount Bethel Road, Weston MO 64098

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, see our blog post on tips for buying tickets.

What should I expect at a Cheese Appreciation Event?

Cheese Tasting 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 locally handcrafted foods. Each event is designed around a specific food, beverage 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 Green Dirt Farm and other 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, again this 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 Tasting 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 and entertainment from talented local musicians. You will meet our local guest chef as he or she prepares dinner. 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 grass-fed lamb and award-winning artisan 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 down 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. After dinner 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 are all inclusive, including 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, we suggest that, if you have more than 8 people in your party, you contact events@greendirtfarm.com about arranging a private event for you. We do assign seating. In order to be sure you can sit next to members of your party, please be sure to let us know your preferences by emailing us at events@greendirtfarm.com. 

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?

Tours of the farm are generally not included with Cheese Tasting Events or Farm Table Dinners, except for a few specific events (Please see the specific event description). 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.

Please visit our Tours page here for more information about scheduling a tour.

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. We encourage you to visit our Creamery in Weston before Farm Table Dinners or Cheese Tasting events to see a wide variety of delicious foods handcrafted by local and regional food artisans.

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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