Mohawk Valley Events
Grilled Cheese for a Good Cause
February 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Otsego 2000 will hold Grilled Cheese for a Good Cause on Sunday, February 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
February 2, 2023 UPDATE: Thank you all so much for your support! We have sold out of tickets for this year’s Grilled Cheese for a Good Cause. Looking forward to seeing you all this Sunday, February 5th!
The event, which will benefit the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market, will feature gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and soup by local chefs, dessert, and local beer, wine and cider. Held during the Cooperstown Winter Carnival, Grilled Cheese for a Good Cause will take place in the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market, 101 Main Street in Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown.
Local chefs participating include:
- Tim Searles of Doubleday Café,
- Jesse Pascale of Rock Hill Farm,
- Brian Wrubleski of Mel’s at 22,
- Elizabeth Schula and Kyle Morris of Origins Café,
- Michelle Iannelli-Rubin of Social Eats Café,
- Cheryl Zamelis of the Sunflower Café, and
- Alex Webster of Alex’s Picnic.
Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches will be made with Painted Goat Farm Chevre, Mountain View Dairy Swiss, Byebrook Gouda, and Harpersfield Farmstead Tilsit. In addition, Doubleday Café, Sunflower Café, Mel‘s at 22, and Alex’s Picnic will make soups and the Otesaga will make desserts.
The Stoddard Hollow String Band will perform.
The Stoddard Hollow String Band will perform traditional American music and feature Marvin Zachow (fiddle & vocals), Ed McGee (banjo), and Frank Frazzitta (guitar & vocals), and Tom Ives (bass).
“We are delighted to be able to offer Grilled Cheese for a Good Cause and to cap off the Cooperstown Winter Carnival,” said Ellen Pope, executive director of Otsego 2000. “This event is a fun and delicious way for the community to come together to support the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market.”
Tickets to the event are $30/adult and $15/child 6 – 12 years.
Children under six are admitted free of charge. Admission includes tastes of each chef’s grilled cheese creation, a bowl of soup, dessert, and one free beer, wine, or cider. Additional beverages available for suggested $5 donation. Space is limited.
Tickets can be purchased online, in person at the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., by calling 607/547 8881, or by stopping in between 9 am and 5 pm at the Otsego 2000 offices located at 101 Main Street in Pioneer Alley, in Cooperstown.
The Cooperstown Farmers’ Market, founded by Otsego 2000 in 1991, supports local growers, producers, and artisans and offers a direct connection between producer and consumer. The Market operates year-round on Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm January through April and 9 am – 2 pm May through December. EBT welcome, and with SNAP Match shoppers using EBT receive up to $15 in vouchers to use at the Market every week.