This meeting featured a presentation by Goat Rodeo Farms and an Anything Goes Competition highlighting goat cheese hors d'oeuvres with cheese produced by Goat Rodeo Farms.
Goat Rodeo Farm and Dairy sponsored the June meeting. The Anything Goes Competition for the month of June focused on hors d’ oeuvre prepared with their goat cheese. Goat Rodeo Farm agreed to provide their fresh chevre goat cheese for the competition. There were three competitors: Annamaria Esplen (Bidwell Training Center), Richard Grabowski (Bidwell Training Center), and Conner Capozoli (Duquesne Club). The competition was judged by Chefs John King and Johan Meinke who were joined by Steve Loevner, owner of Goat Rodeo Farm. Everyone did a very nice job. Annamaria won first place, Conner won second place, and Richard won third. Thank you to the judges and competitors.
I would like to thank Joe Conver, G.M. for hosting the meeting and Joe Elliot Exec. Chef for preparing a very nice Hors D’ Oeuvre tasting.
Competitors had the choice of what type of Hors d’ oeuvre they served. Contestants brought 2 dozen pieces on a serving tray to the meeting which were judged by senior members of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the ACF. Hors d’ oeuvre were judged on overall appearance, flavor, and texture.
Meeting guests had a chance to sample the Hors d’ oeuvre after the entrants have been judged.