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[edit] The 13th Cheese and Wine party


[edit] When?

Monday 7th August 2017, starting at 20:00 UTC-0400

[edit] Where?

Jardin intérieur

[edit] Why?

Cheese is Good For You. Wine also helps. This C&W is the 13th official DebConf Cheese and Wine party. The first C&W was improvised in Helsinki during DebConf 5, in the so-called "French" room.

Cheese and Wine parties are now a tradition for DebConf. The event is very simple: bring good stuff from your country, preferably edible. Grapes and lactose are both optional: we like cheese and wine, but we love the surprising stuff that people bring from all around the world. Even if you don't bring anything, feel free to participate: our priorities are our users and free cheese.

Some bits from previous C&W:

[edit] Questions?

Write to the debconf-discuss mailing list.

[edit] Cheese Trip

Departure: TBD

For people who would like to bring some cheese to the C&W but couldn't bring it from ${HOME}, we'll organize at least one cheese trip to a grocery store.

The closest good cheese shop is Fromagerie Hamel located here.

There is also a smaller cheese shop closer to the venue, but you won't find as much good local cheese there.

[edit] FAQ

Can I participate to C&W (AKA eat and drink) if I couldn't bring anything?
A: Sure you can. No cheese control at entrance (however, see notes below). No "secret cheese cabal" checklist. But you can certainly find something to bring. No cheese? Maybe some nice bottle of <insert favourite $beverage here>. Or some nice thing to eat from your place. Whatever. Also please check the Cheese Trip item above.

I couldn't bring anything from $HOME but would like to participate. Is there a way to do so?
A: You can help us! C&W helpers meetings will be indicated on this page and announced on debconf-announce.

I brought XXX and don't know where to store it
A: TBD. There will be a fridge on-site.

I forgot what is it that I brought !
A: We'll try to track back what it is that you brought with you.

Anything I should do when bringing goods?
A: Please make sure it is labelled, either from its packaging or by a readable note from you.

[edit] Orga Team and tasks

  • Cheese Master
    • Nicolas Dandrimont
  • Cheese Assistants (Volunteers with tasks assigned until the C&W time)
    • Cheese collection (collecting cheese and wines from people):
    • Shopping:
    • Cleaning team:
    • Cheese labelling team (creates labels to put on cheese - meeting time TBD):
      • highvoltage
    • Cheese cutting team (prepare and arrange stuff at the venue - from 18h):
      • urbec
    • Leftovers collection team (taking care of the leftovers after the party):
    • Bread team:
    • Tools team (collects special knives, corkscrews, etc.'): pollo has ~10 good kitchen knives
  • Available volunteers aka wanabee Cheese Assistants (please add yourself to a team)


[edit] Shopping list

  • cheese!
  • barbecue sticks (for cheese labels)
  • paper+pens
  • Transparent film to store leftovers
  • toothpicks
  • plastic wrap or plastic bags
  • breads/crackers (fresh, to be purchased on the day)
    • plain, baguettes, french bread (the best would be to call arhoma - a really good bakery 10 mins away from the venue - a day in advance and make sure they'll have enough baguettes)
    • gluten-free crackers
    • corn chips (are gluten-free)

[edit] Canadian Customs Regulations

You can import up to 20 kilograms of cheese per person.

Please note that quantities in excess of 20.00 CAD may be subject to high rates of duty. The CBSA is responsible for determining customs and duties for items coming into Canada.

More details here.

Note that page has separate rules for those coming from the USA and those coming from other countries, but the dairy rules for both are the same.

[edit] What will be available during the party?

Please add your entry in alphabetical order. Please choose one, two, or exceptionnally three, representative cheeses or food items from a place (list of cheeses).

It is recommended to target pieces that can be cut in about 10/20 slices/portions/whatever each.

We will try to label stuff based on the information pasted on this list, so please put everything here!

(countries list not exhaustive: this is a copy/paste from last year's C&W)

  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Belgium
    • DLange
      • Belgian Caramel Cookies
  • Belize
  • Brazil
    • samueloph
      • Cachaça de Cataia
  • Costa Rica
  • Canada
    • Les Trois Mousquetaires IPA
    • Punk IPA (pollo and lavamind's own brew)
    • Québec
      • cyphermox
        • Cidre Mousseux Michel Jodoin
        • Mistelle Michel Jodoin
      • billux
        • cheese: La Tête Dure
        • cheese: Bleu de la Moutonière
  • Catalonia
    • monica, sim6 & roger
      • cheese: Montbru: handmade sheep cheese
      • cheese: Mas El Garet: handmade organic goat cheese
  • Colombia
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • El Salvador
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    • urbec: pig shaped sweets
  • France
    • olasd
      • Comté 24 mois (Franche-Comté)
      • Tomme d'Auvergne
      • Ossau-Iraty (Pays Basque)
      • Lalande de Pomerol - Château Chevrol Bel Air 2012 (Bordeaux)
      • Très Vieux Pineau des Charentes - Dhiersat (Charente)
    • sebfox
      • wine: Marsannay-La-Cote (Bourgogne)
    • reg
      • red wine: 2 bottles of Bandol (South of France)
      • cheese : fromage corse and "bleu de Saint Véran" (South of France)
      • alcohol : "Pastis de Marseille" with orgeat sirup to make "Mauresque" cocktail
      • dip : tapenade (South of France)
    • nodens
      • alcohol: Chartreuse Verte - Green liquor made by monks in Massif de la Grande Chartreuse, naturally green, made out of more than 130 plants (secret recipe). Supposedly give long life (but 55% of alcohol... So might give your liver a hard time, too, consume with moderation)
  • Germany
    • Andreas Tille
      • Local goat cheese + local cow cheese
      • Home made liquor from sambucus nigra
    • Guido Günther
      • Home made honey from happy bees
    • Tomasz Rybak
      • absinth - from avound Munchen. Very strong (55-70% of alcohol) - be careful when drinking!
    • jak
      • vegan organic chocolade from Rapunzel, actually made in Switzerland...
  • Greece
    • alkisg + fottsia
      • Cheese: Graviera, Kasseri, Kefalograviera, Kefalotyri
      • Sweets: Baklava
  • Guatemala
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
    • Talat
      • Labanee - Yogurt Cheese
    • Tzafrir
      • Flavored Gouda, Tomme, and a bit of Labanee
  • Italy
    • enrico
      • Parmigiano Reggiano, 72 months old
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Martinique
  • Mexico
    • Gunnar Wolf
      • Queso Chiapas
      • Queso Botanero (with jalapeño and epazote mixed in)
      • Queso Durango
      • Roasted cacao nibs
      • Tequila Reposado «Campo Azul»
      • Peanuts with chile de árbol and garlic
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
    • Tollef Fog Heen
      • Brown cheese (mild, sweet, made from cow milk)
      • Aquavit (spirit with caraway)
  • Poland
    • Aaron and Solly Ucko
      • smoked zamojski
    • Tomasz Rybak
      • krowki
      • ptasie mleczko (vanilla, with chocolate surrounding)
  • Quebec
    • taffit
      • Beers from various microbreweries
      • Cheeses from Quebec (no need to hold your breath)
  • Romania
  • Russia
    • siamezzze
      • Circassian cheese
      • Chechil cheese
      • Some local wine from southern Russia
  • Serbia
    • joostvb
      • Ratluk: candy-like, sweet, aka Loukoumi
  • Slovakia
    • andrewsh: blackcurrant wine and smoked "korbáčiky" cheese
  • South Africa
    • highvoltage
      • Laborie Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Indezi River Kwaito Black Pepper Cheese
      • Droëwors
    • paddatrapper
      • Mountain Shadows Merlot
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey
  • USA
    • krait
      • Black Dirt Red - Warwick Valley, New York (made in the "black dirt region", where the black dirt is itself flamable)
    • taggart
      • Beecher's Flagship - Seattle, WA
      • Beecher's Smoked Flagship - Seattle, WA
      • Chateau Ste Michelle, Riesling, Columbia Valley, 2015 - Woodinville, WA
    • tmancill
      • Tillamook Extra Sharp Cheddar - Tillamook, Oregon
      • Bryn Mawr Pinot Noir, 2014 - Willamette Valley, Oregon
  • Venezuela

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