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Ithaca is Foodies @ The New York Times Travel Show

Sarah Barden
Sarah Barden | Photo by Allison Usavage

Sarah Barden and Seth Wraight,

founders and owners of Ithaca is Foodies Culinary Tours, took their professional food knowledge to the next level. On Saturday January 26th, Sarah Barden presented a Culinary Travel across New York State and The Finger Lakes at The New York Times Travel Show. She demonstrated how to make Finger Lakes inspired food, with a strong focus on our local producers and the quality of their work.

The New York Times Travel Show

is attended by over 30,000 travelers and industry professionals. As a representative of Ithaca, Tompkins County and now the Finger Lakes, Visit Ithaca is very proud of our local business owner and agriculinary tourism partner for achieving this high honor.

Presented at the Show:
New York’s Finger Lakes Cheese + Charcuterie Board

A balanced spread includes a variety of flavors and textures. Use today's board as inspiration when curating your own selection!

All Finger Lakes Cheese Board
Photo by Seth Wraight | Food Styling by Kendall Blizzard and Sarah Barden

Easy yet impressive components you can make to elevate your charcuterie board:
Emma Frisch’s Quick Pickle (Acid)
Full Plate Farm Collective Vegetables, Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey + Salt

Herbed Chèvre (Tangy + Herbaceous) *
Lively Run Chèvre, Full Plate Farm Collective Garlic + Fresh Herbs, + F. Oliver’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Ingredients to source from Ithaca's surrounding areas:
Sunflower Farmer’s Bread *
Wide Awake Bakery

Turkey Pepperoni (Aged) + Rillettes (Spreadable)
The Piggery Farm + Butcher Shop

Prosciutto (Cured)
Gola Osteria

Cayuga Blue (Blue - American Cheese Society Cheese Award Winner) *
Lively Run Goat Farm + Creamery

Tripletree Tomme (Hard)
Northland Sheep Dairy

Goblin (Semi-Hard)
Crosswinds Farm + Creamery

Apples (Fruit: Fresh or Dried) *
Black Diamond Farm + Cidery

Fruit Jam (Sweet Spread)
Finger Lakes Fruit Bowl

Buckwheat Honey (Sweet) *
Bright Raven Farm + Apiary

Roasted Hazelnuts (Nutty) *
Z’s Nutty Ridge

Sweet + Spicy Mustard (Savory Spread)
F. Oliver’s Culinary Specialties Store

Looking for the foods you tried as a sample? Those ingredients are marked with a * for your convenience. 

Couldn't attend the Travel Show? Sign up for a tour!

Try their flagship Downtown Tour and discover gems hidden in plain sight. Or give your taste buds an educational experience and learn abut the Science of Taste. Rediscovering your five basic tastes and how they compliment each other. Traveling with a group? Schedule a private tour and receive a curated experience of Ithaca. The only regret you'll have, is passing up this opportunity. 

Coltivare tasting
Coltivare | Photo by Allison Usavage 

Experience Ithaca and all it has to offer... sip the local liquid gold in the Craft Cider Capital of NY State!

cider tasting
Melissa Madden, owner of Finger Lakes Cider House | Photo by Allison Usavage

Tour, taste and meet the goats at Lively Run Goat Dairy + Creamery!

Cheesemaker with Goat
Lively Run owner Susanne Messmer with one of their baby goats

Join us for Open Farm Days, August 10-11, 2019!

open farm days
Indian Creek Farm | Photo by Allison Usavage

Learn from a local producer ... Wide Awake Bakery!

wide awake bakery
Wide Awake Bakery Baking Classes | Photo by Allison Usavage


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