Tickets are available for the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania’s annual farm-to-fork celebration, “A Toast to Dairy,” from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, at Historic Acres of Hershey in Elizabethtown.
In addition to showcasing local food, artisan cheeses, wines and brews, A Toast to Dairy supports next-generation dairy education programs, including scholarships, internships and curriculum.
The Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association will be making milkshakes, and the Pennsylvania Cheese Guild will lead wine and cheese pairings during the event.
Caputo Brothers Creamery will also provide fresh mozzarella stretching, and Birchrun Hills Farm will provide fried cheese curds. All food items are included in the ticket price.
The dinner menu for the evening features local, Pennsylvania food and produce.
Guests will enjoy sliced chicken breast, sliced beef, macaroni and cheese, cornbread pudding, smashed potatoes, roasted butternut squash and mushrooms and assorted desserts.
During the 2018-19 school year, 486 classrooms with more than 25,000 students combined enrolled in the “Adopt A Cow” program, where they “adopted” a cow from a dairy farm in Pennsylvania, Illinois or Minnesota and watched it grow throughout the school year.
Tickets are $75 per person.
All proceeds from the event will support the scholarships, internships and curriculum offered through the Dairy Excellence Foundation.
To purchase tickets, visit centerfordairyexcellence.org/a-toast-to-dairy.