Virtual Cheese + Chocolate Pairing with Green Dirt Farm

Saturday, February 13th, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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Alix Hoylman, Local Sales, Marketing and Events Manager at Green Dirt Farm
Alix left the corporate world behind in 2014 in pursuit of a career in cheese. Her first taste was cheese mongering at a little cheese shop in Pittsburgh, PA that specialized in locally made cheeses called Wheel and Wedge. In 2016 she took over ownership of Wheel and Wedge and transformed it into the area's first only American-made cheese shop with an emphasis in educational events. Being a Kansas City native, she loved carrying the unique artisanal cheeses that Green Dirt Farm in Weston, MO offered. So, upon moving back to the area in 2018, Green Dirt was a natural fit for her talents and her love of local cheese. 

René Bollier, President + Executive Chef at André’s Confiserie Suisse
René, grandson of founders André and Elsbeth Bollier, began his training at age 11 under his family’s supervision. After attending the University of Kansas, René continued his culinary education training at some of the top pastry shops in Switzerland. He and his wife Nancy returned to Kansas City in 2002 to lead the family business into the third generation. Nothing inspires René more than simply being in the kitchen, perfecting classic recipes and creating new ones for the incredible community that has made André’s a tradition for sixty-five years and counting.


Alix and René will lead you through a selection of three award winning artisan cheeses to pair with three delicious chocolate collections, giving backstory to the recipes as well as how each product is made + tips for pairing each at home. 

Guests will receive three cheeses ranging in size from 4-8 ounces and three multi-piece chocolates ranging from 1.5-8 ounces, meant to share with that special someone or a small group. Kits are available to ship nationwide (to arrive between February 9th and 12th) or to pick up from either Green Dirt Farm in Weston, MO or André's in KC, MO on Tuesday, Feb 9th or Wednesday, Feb 10th.


Upon purchasing, you will receive an email confirmation along with a follow-up email the week of the event with the Zoom link, Meeting ID and Password to join the video call as well as beverage pairing suggestions from Green Dirt Farm. 

Storage of products:
Cheese - refrigerator
Chocolate - cool, dry place

Attendees will need to download (free) Zoom video conferencing on the device that will be used for the video call prior to the event. If you can’t make the Zoom call, no worries. We will record the event and can send you copy to watch later if you wish. Please make sure you purchase your ticket with a valid email address and check your SPAM folder to make sure you receive the email information. 

Click the links below to order and for more info.
For questions, please email

Space is limited. Sales end February 7th, 2021, so order yours now!

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