Meet the Winemakers of the Artisan Producer Festival

Meet the Winemakers of the Artisan Producer Festival

Posted on April 14, 2015
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We seek out wineries using sustainable, organic and biodynamic techniques, and those that source grapes from their own vineyards. We want to know that our wines are carefully looked after from vine to bottle. We also believe in finding wines that are the perfect pairings for the cheeses in our case and the products on our shelves. Meet a few of these winemakers and sample their wines alongside all of the other artisan treats you'll find at the 5th Annual Artisan Producer Festival on Saturday, April 25th at the Chicago French Market.

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Meet the Meat Makers of the Pastoral Artisan Producer Festival!

Posted on April 13, 2015
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Every year, dozens of artisan producers fill the Chicago French Market for the largest FREE tasting event in Chicago - the Artisan Producer Festival. In addition to cheese-makers and mongers from around the world, there will also be producers of beer, wine, accouterments, and one of our favorite categories - charcuterie. Check out the roster of traditional and innovative charcuterie producers from across the country that will be joining us this year!

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Pastoral's 5th Annual Artisan Producer Festival!

Pastoral's 5th Annual Artisan Producer Festival!

Posted in Artisan Producer Festival, Craft Beer , Charcuterie, Cheese, Events, Wine, Chicago French Market, and Specialty Food on March 27, 2015
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Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine and the Chicago French Market are proud to announce the 5th Annual Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival at the Chicago French Market from 11 AM to 3 PM on Saturday, April 25, 2015. This FREE tasting event features producers of artisan cheese, bread, beer, wine, charcuterie, confections, and other food stuffs. See you there!

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Pairing Beer & Cheese for Chicago Craft Beer Month

Pairing Beer & Cheese for Chicago Craft Beer Month

Posted on March 16, 2015
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This month we're highlighting the amazing food-friendly beers of our hometown Chicago. There are a multitude of talented brewers churning out craft beer that pairs perfectly with artisan cheese. Stop in to one of our 3 retail locations or Bar Pastoral where we are showcasing selections from Une Annee Brewery, Lagunitas, Ale Syndicate and Begyle Brewing Company.

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We're Growing! New Pastoral Location Coming to Andersonville

We're Growing! New Pastoral Location Coming to Andersonville

Posted in Cheese News and Specialty Food on February 19, 2015
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Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine is pleased to announce that we have signed a lease to open a new space in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. The new location will feature a hybrid retail and restaurant/wine bar and will be the our largest project to-date. An undertaking of this size would not be possible without the amazing support of our producers, customers and local communities, and for that we are incredibly grateful!

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Fall In Love with Bar Pastoral's NEW Menu!

Fall In Love with Bar Pastoral's NEW Menu!

Posted on January 27, 2015
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Celebrate the Month of the Love with artisan fare that inspires, surprises and tells a story of the incredible producers behind our products. While you'll still find lots of melted cheese, roasted meats and hearty comfort food on our menu - we've hit the 'refresh' button to bring you a few dishes and events to brighten up these cold winter days.

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