Various Seminars presented by Laura Werlin, Mary Wagstaff, Brady Lowe and The Commercial Appeal at The Peabody Hotel

We celebrate the first-ever COCHON HERITAGE BBQ IN MEMPHIS.
BUT, before the Heritage BBQ throw-down on Sunday afternoon, guests are invited to the Peabody Memphis Hotel during the morning hours for a variety of educational seminars and pre-pork prepping. Cheese Expert Laura Werlin and Hospitality PR Maven Mary Wagstaff curated these dynamic and interactive seminars that focus on cheese, butchery, and wine. First, Laura partners with artisan cheese makers and special guests to showcase a wide array of fromage in “Craft American Cheese Selections.” Immediately following the morning tutorials, chefs, wine professionals and mixologists will educate participants in the art of pairing wine with bold flavors and spices in “Perfect Pairings” presented by The Commercial Appeal.
Get schooled in the art of eating and drinking at the Heritage BBQ dynamic and interactive seminars, hosted at the historic Peabody Hotel. First, fromage expert Laura Werlin shares her knowledge on the world of craft American cheese and provides samples from artisan cheesemakers Blackberry Farm, Southern & Southern, and others. Then, hospitality PR maven Mary Wagstaff of Wagstaff Worldwide leads a series on pairing fine wine with bold flavors and spices, presented by The Commercial Appeal. Celebrated chefs including Edward Lee and Jamie Bissonnette join the wine pairing seminar with delectable food samples.

Craft American Cheese Selections with Laura Werlin Peabody Meeting Rooms

Cost: $50
Ben Hollander Room
Old World Cures & Cheese with Michael Sullivan of Blackberry Farm paired with Pinotage from Vineyard Brands

Cockrell Room
Southern & Southern – Southern Cheese Selections by Laura Werlin paired with Australian wine gems selected by Mark Davidson of Wine Australia
Brinkley Room
Cocktails & Cheese with Michael Hughes of Joe’s Liquor Store
paired with Elk Cove Vineyards
Hernando Desoto Room – Butcher Shop
Prime Cuts of Pig with Retail Butcher Shop owners Jessica & Joshua Applestone of Fleisher’s Grassfed & Organic Meats with Newman Farms Berkshire

Perfect Pairings with Mary Wagstaff presented by The Commercial Appeal 

Peabody Meeting Rooms
Cost: $50

Ben Hollander Room
Red Boat Fish Sauce with Chef Edward Lee of 610 Magnolia 
paired with the wines of August Kesseler

Cockrell Room
Heritage Vines & Heritage BBQ with Chef Aaron Brooks of the Four Seasons Miami paired with Australian wine gems selected by Mark Davidson of Wine Australia

Brinkley Room
BBQ Tapas with Chef Jamie Bissonnette of Coppa / Toro paired with Spanish Wines from Colección Internacional del Vino
Hernando Desoto Room – Butcher Shop
Cutting Heritage Pigs for BBQ and Culinary with Dr. David Newman and Mark and Rita of Newman Farms Berkshire