Cheese, Bread, and Wine

By Sandra Ríos

The Third Festival de Queso, Pan y Vino will be held on Saturday, November 22, in the gardens of Centro Cultural Allende from noon to 8pm. This event was an initiative of Marcel Castro Vera. Lorraine Zucar is the newest addition to the staff of one of the best festivals to promote the good wine and cheese produced in the region. Rafael Mendiolea, general coordinator of the event, said it is important to promote the local production of cheese and the artisanal bread that is made here. As for the wine, this time they will work with foreign wine labels.

Festival Queso, Pan y Vino
Sat, Nov 22, 12-8pm
Centro Cultural Allende
Ancha de San Antonio 22
152 0190
220 pesos

There will be samples of Catalan, Spanish, French, Italian, Argentina, Chilean, Uruguayan, and Australian wines. They will even have a bottle with gold particles to drink made in the Middle East. Visitors will have the option to buy bottles of wine of their preference. They will also have a food court, soft drinks, and fresh waters. The ticket will cost 220 pesos, which includes a welcome kit with a glass and a plate for the wine and cheese tasting, and access to the arts and crafts section and the tango classes. The event will include live music performed by a baroque music group. There will be several activities for children, too. Ten percent of the proceeds of the festival will go to “Cultivarte,” a project by Instituto Allende and Vía Orgánica in the Fajardo de Bocas community that brings art workshops and creation of organic gardens at the rural Emiliano Zapata School.


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