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Chocolate, Cheese and Beer

We’re excited about the Peculiar Pairings we have planned, and we’ve got some news for you about the tasting schedules. We’re also pleased to announce the not-for-profits you’ll be supporting when you attend our special Peculiar Pairing Unveiling.

First up is Chocolate and Cheese, in honor of National Dairy Month. We’re working on some great confections that pair cheeses — ranging from locally made goat cheese to sharp English cheddar to creamy blue to caramelly gjetost  from Norway — with chocolate in some truly unique and wonderful confections.

The first people to taste these confections will be attending a special tasting event next Thursday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Kakao Maplewood (7272 Manchester). The price of admission is a suggested $25 donation to Slow Foods St. Louis, the local chapter of an international group dedicated to promoting fresh, local, and sustainably-produced food, biodiversity, and the preservation of food traditions, as well as celebrating the pleasures of the table.

We have 10 seats available for this tasting, which will include a sample of each cheese and chocolate confection, along with wine selected especially for the pairings. You’ll also get to hear the stories behind the chocolates, directly from the confectioners who created them.

Call the Maplewood shop at 314.645.4446 to reserve your spot.

After the June 9 tasting, we’ll have all the confections available for purchase at both Kakao Maplewood and Kakao on Jefferson (2301 S. Jefferson) throughout the month, while supplies last.

And mark your calendar for July 7, when we’ll have a special tasting of our beer and chocolate confections (have you ever had our stout truffle?). Same limited seating, same suggested $25 donation, (we’ll have beer instead of wine, don’t you think?) but in July we’re helping to raise money for Operation Food Search, a St. Louis area food bank that distributes food free of charge to feed the poor and hungry.

Stay tuned for more information as July approaches!