A Night of Mead and Cheese Presented by Nectar Creek and the Mead Market

Mead Market - Mead and Cheese Makers Tutored Tasting. (image courtesy of Mead Market)
Mead Market – Mead and Cheese Makers Tutored Tasting. (image courtesy of Mead Market)

Though it’s said to be the world’s oldest fermented beverage, mead has seen a surge in popularity over the past few years. Since 2012, mead has experienced growth of well over 130%. Granted it is nowhere near the sales of beer, wine or cider, mead is definitely making an impact, especially here locally in the Pacific Northwest.

One of the go-to shops for mead in Portland is Mead Market. Located on Southeast Hawthorne, Mead Market is an offshoot of Bee Thinking. On Tuesday, September 13, Nectar Creek has partnered with Mead Market to host A Night of Mead and Cheese that will take place from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

Corvallis based Nectar Creek will bring together five meads, two of its own along with three others, to pair with cheeses on Tuesday evening. The interactive and guided tasting of various meads paired with cheeses, raw honey comb, and other complementary bites will be led by Nectar Creek’s founder and mead maker Phillip Lorenz along with Bee Thinking’s own Gabe Quitslund, a former cheesemonger/cheese maker. Each attendee will be given 5 distinct pairings with a welcome plate, and some take home goodies.

Listed below is the menu for Tuesday evening.

  • Heidrun Meadery Radish Blossom Champagne Mead paired with Amuse Bouche
  • Nectar Creek Clary Sage paired with Herbed-Ava Local Fromage Blanc and Fresh Figs
  • San Francisco Meadery Apple Pie paired with Basque Sheep Cheese, Dried Cherries, and Hazelnuts
  • Nectar Creek Honeycone paired with Aged English Cheddar and Local Apples with Flaked Salt
  • Charm City Meadworks Orange Blossom paired with Washed Rind Double Cream, Dried Apricots, and Walnuts
  • Bernardynski Jadwiga paired with Mascarpone topped Poached Pears and Raw Honeycomb

Tickets are now on-sale and can be purchased for $60.00 each by clicking here.

Mead Market
1744 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97214