On September 15, Old Europe Cheese was honored to have the opportunity to participate in Culinary Extravaganza 2019 at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan.
More than 750 guests attended Culinary Extravaganza 2019 and the event raised more than $90,000 for Schoolcraft College’s Culinary Arts students and programs.
Old Europe Cheese participated by donating a gourmet spread of Reny Picot cheeses and a variety of accoutrements. The star of the show was the grilled St. Rocco Triple Crème Brie topped with fresh strawberries, a balsamic reduction, and a drizzle of honey.
About Culinary Extravaganza
Culinary Extravaganza (CulEx) is a gustatory celebration where guests can stroll and sample food and beverages from a curated collection of Michigan’s best restaurants and vendors, as well as food prepared by Schoolcraft’s Culinary Arts students. CulEx is Schoolcraft College’s signature fundraising event held annually to benefit student scholarships and the school’s nationally-renowned Culinary Arts programs.
About Schoolcraft’s Culinary Arts Programs
Schoolcraft’s Culinary Arts programs have a reputation for culinary excellence and consistently produce chefs who have distinguished themselves at some of the world’s most-recognized restaurants. Led by a faculty of Certified Master Chefs and Certified Executive Chefs, Schoolcraft’s Culinary Arts programs provide the best learning environment possible in one of the most advanced teaching kitchens in the country.
About Old Europe Cheese
Old Europe Cheese began handcrafting artisan specialty cheeses in Benton Harbor, MI under the Reny Picot brand in 1987. Since then, Old Europe Cheese has set its focus on the production of soft-ripened Brie and Camembert as well as some semi-soft cheeses, including Gouda, Edam, Fontina, and Mantoro.
All equipment in the Old Europe Cheese factory is state-of-the-art and designed exclusively for use in the manufacturing of the company product line. The cheesemaking process is truly an art form, and many old techniques are still followed in conjunction with advances in technology and adherence to strict sanitary guidelines.
Old Europe Cheese has been the recipient of hundreds of the most prestigious awards in the dairy and cheese industries, including awards in the World Championship Cheese Contest, American Cheese Society, and the United States Championship Cheese Contest.