Stunned is the word that captures the response to the opening reception for the Art at the Cheese Factory board and guest curator Patricia Watts. It appears that up to 600 people came to the opening events on Sunday between Noon and 5pm and most likely another 500 people came to the Marin Cheese Factory that did not even know about it. There were families picnicking along side the temporary outdoor installations (these pictures will be posted on the Facebook Art at the Cheese Factory group page soon) outdoors, of which some of these cheese adventurers came back to the old barn/gallery to see what was going on. And, what was going on was a community pot luck and bicycle composting event organized by Wowhaus from Noon till 3pm; a bread bake near the cheese shop where Sarah Klein prepared and baked several rounds and loafs of mostly locally grown ingredients in a beautiful wood burning oven; and to top it all off, servings of various cow and goat cheeses from the Marin French Cheese Company were served by owner Jim Boyce himself! Many visitors came from the greater Bay Area including as far away as Jenner in Sonoma County, Oakland, San Francisco, and other places up to an hour or more away. It was a sunny, cool and windy day with picturesque green hills rolling for miles. It appears the press release worked as the show was listed in most all the local papers, SF Chronicle, and North Bay Bohemian.
We encourage you to invite friends from the city or the country that you have not seen for awhile to meet you at the Cheese Factory to see the show, have a picnic, and enjoy the Terroir!