Petra Kassun-Mutch roots in feminism and cheese run equally deep. She was founder and CEO of Fifth Town Artisan Cheese, a for-profit social enterprise focused on making handcrafted goat and sheep’s milk cheeses from locally sourced dairy in Prince Edward County. In addition to over 38 product awards, including three-time Grand Champion, Petra also led the creation of the Ontario Cheese Society and served as board chair for seven years.
Since then, Petra has gone on to found of Eve-Volution Inc, a B Corp which helps support innovators’ success across a wide range of fields, as well as LiisBeth, an online magazine exploring the intersection of feminism, business, entrepreneurship, and innovation.
Petra will be talking about the intertwined histories of cheesemaking and feminism, with insights on both along the way.
Table Talks include a seasonal meal prepared by The Depanneur founder Len Senater.
Not surprisingly, cheese features prominently in this comfort-food menu. Thanks to Carole Nelson Brown of The Yum Yum Factor for this recipe for Lobster Mac and Cheese, with your choice of crispy bacon crumbs or vegetarian coconut “bacon” topping. Add butter-poached lobster +$5
Served with beet & apple coleslaw, a colourful, fresh and tart salad that compliments the richness of the mac and cheese.
Dessert: Fresh Ontario apple pie, baked by Leslie Lindsay in the wood ovens at Dufferin Grove Park $5. Add vanilla ice cream +$2
BONUS: cheese tasting plate, curated by Petra Kassun-Mutch and provided by Mike Wdowiak of grain, curd & bean +$6
#vegetarian and/or #gluten-free options will be available.
Doors open at 6pm, talk starts at 7pm
$20 (+HST) — includes dinner
Every month The Depanneur invites a local food personality to talk about something that interests them while Dep founder Len Senater cooks dinner for everyone.