Have a grate time with cheese whiz Marc Bates

Marc Bates, aka ‘The Cheese Guy,' has more than four decades of experience in the wide world of cheese.

CANNON BEACH — Marc Bates, aka “The Cheese Guy” who worked in the world of cheese for more than 40 years, brings his expertise to Tolovana Hall for an evening of cheese tasting and appreciation 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8.

He will outline the pillars, such as soft cheeses (like ricotta), soft ripened cheese (chevre), bloomy rinds (Brie and Camembert), hard cheeses (Swiss and Gouda) and more.

And, of course, he’ll provide tastes.

Along the way, he’ll outline ingredients, processes and the basics of cheesemaking.

The event is produced in partnership with the Tolovana Arts Colony. Tickets are $15 — cheese is included.

RSVP is recommended. Do so by emailing tolovanaartscolony@gmail.com or calling 541-215-4445. Tolovana Hall is at 3779 S. Hemlock St. in Cannon Beach.

For more information, visit tolovanaartscolony.org.

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