Cheese Tasting Events

Farm Table Dinners

Festivals

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CHEESE

TASTING

EVENTS

Mother’s Day Cheese and Bubbly

Join us for a lovely afternoon sipping sparkling wines expertly paired with Green Dirt Farm’s award winning cheeses!

 

DATE & TIME

May 13 @ 3:00 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 2017 American Cheese Society Award Winners, each expertly paired with delicious wines and spirits!

 

DATE & TIME

May 27 @ 3:00 pm

Father’s Day Cheese and Whiskey Pairing

This Father’s Day, surprise that Dad in your life with a fabulous afternoon sipping premium whiskeys paired with Green Dirt Farm cheeses. Held in our gorgeous events barn on the farm!

 

DATE & TIME

June 17 @ 3:00 pm

Amigoni Wine and Green Dirt Farm Cheese Tasting

Join us for a delightful afternoon tasting wines from Amigoni Urban Winery paired with Green Dirt Farm cheeses!

 

DATE & TIME

June 30 @ 3:00 pm

Cheese and Charcuterie with Chef Vaughn Good

We have teamed up again this year with Chef Vaughn Good, Executive Chef at the about to open Westside restaurant, Fox and Pearl, to bring you his hand-crafted charcuterie paired with our award winning artisanal cheeses.

 

DATE & TIME

August 18 @ 3:00 pm

Cheese Tasting with Ça Va Champagne Bar

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 19 @ 3:00 pm

Cheese Tasting with Union Horse Distilling Co.

We think there’s something wonderfully satisfying about sipping a delicious craft cocktail on a gorgeous fall afternoon. This tasting event will feature Union Horse Distilling Co.’s handcrafted spirits paired with our award-winning sheep’s milk cheeses.

 

DATE & TIME

September 8 @ 3:00 pm

Cheese Tasting with Tom’s Town Distillery

This afternoon tasting event will feature Tom’s Town Distillery’s handcrafted spirits paired with our award-winning sheep’s milk cheese. Tom’s Town Distilling Co. draws its name and inspiration from the country’s most polarizing and corrupt political boss, Tom Pendergast. We’re sure that Tom’s Town’s spirits will a leave a legacy in Kansas City to rival Pendergast’s: […]

 

DATE & TIME

September 15 @ 3:00 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

October 14 @ 3:00 pm

 

FARM

TABLE

DINNERS

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 12 @ 6:00 pm

Sunday Supper with Chef Natasha Bailey

Join us on Sunday, May 20th for our Sunday Supper at the Farm with Chef Natasha Bailey, featuring the jazz band, Sextet! This is a casual picnic style supper and we couldn’t be more excited to share this experience with you!

 

DATE & TIME

May 20 @ 3:00 pm

Chef Aram Reed

Last year, Chef Aram Reed joined us to help out on the fabulous Farm Table Dinner created by Chicago Chef Rick Paniagua. This year we are thrilled to invite him here again to create his own seasonal masterpiece!

 

DATE & TIME

May 26 @ 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

June 3 @ 6:00 pm

Chef Linda Duerr

We are thrilled to welcome Chef Linda Duerr back to the farm this year! Linda helped us launch our dinner series in 2009 and reprised her appearance a number of times after. Her return to the farm comes just as she has launched her latest adventure at the newly opened The Restaurant at 1900.

 

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August 25 @ 6:00 pm

Chef Martin Heuser

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

 

DATE & TIME

September 9 @ 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.

 

DATE & TIME

September 16 @ 6:00 pm

Chef Joe West

Green Dirt is excited to welcome back Joe West to the farm, especially as he embarks on his latest project: revamping the historic Savoy Grill. At age 16, West started a career in the Kansas City culinary community at 40 Sardines, working under award-winning chefs, Michael Smith and Debbie Gold. He continued his culinary education by […]

 

DATE & TIME

October 7 @ 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 20 @ 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 second dinner with us at Green Dirt Farm!!

 

DATE & TIME

October 21 @ 6:00 pm

 

FESTIVALS

 

TOUR

THE

FARM

Please email info@greendirtfarm.com to schedule your tour. Tours are $10 per person for the tour and cheese tasting, or $25 per person for a tour plus cheese and wine or beer pairings. 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- smaller groups may join other previously scheduled parties (max 16: if you would like to arrange a special tour for a larger group please contact alix@greendirtfarm.com. 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. The tour and tasting lasts approximately 1.5-2 hours.
*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

Build Your Own Cheese Board Workshop

Learn how to build your own beautiful cheese board for the Holidays and take it home with you!

 

DATE & TIME

November 14 @ 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. Guests for Sunday Suppers and our festivals must follow the emailed directions for shuttle bus transportation- there is no parking at the farm for these 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.

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

Please email Alix Hoylman at alix@greendirtfarm.com for a prompt response to your questions.

May I smoke at the farm?

Sorry, no. Ours is a no smoking farm.

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 Director Alix Hoylman at alix@greendirtfarm.com for further details.

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.

What about parking?

If you are coming for a Sunday Supper or a festival event there is no parking at the farm (there is just not enough room). Please follow the directions in your emails about shuttle buses. If you are coming for a Farm Table Dinner or Cheese Tasting event follow these directions: 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.

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.

Is there a waitlist for sold out events?

Sorry, no. Because Cheese Appreciation Event and Farm Table Dinner tickets are non-refundable, additional seats rarely become available. Sometimes we are aware of tickets that a guest wishes to sell or transfer so feel free to ask by emailing us, info@greendirtfarm.com, and we’ll do our best to help out!

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 ticket holders 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.

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.

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.

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 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 alix@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.

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 info@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 info@greendirtfarm.com. 

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.

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 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.

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 reserved using the name of the person who bought the tickets. If you bought tickets separately from people you’d like to sit with, please let us know before the event by emailing alix@greendirtfarm.com.

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.

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.

 
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