Cheese, Burgers & Viognier

A One-Day Food Forage and Way Out Wine Tour of North Texas

Join Food Roots for a one-day food forage and “way out” wine tour of North Texas. We will travel as a group by private bus visiting a grass-fed beef producer, a farmstead cheese maker and an award winning winery, all in the small towns and countryside southwest of Dallas and Fort Worth. We will talk to the owners and producers, hear their story and share the product of their work. Travel with us as we learn about these fascinating small Texas food producers and taste, experience and explore our Texas food roots.

Itinerary:

We start the day with a visit to a grass-fed beef ranch with their own butcher shop, store and grill. The owners raise and pasture their cattle on native and select cultivated grasses at their ranch south of Fort Worth. We will tour the ranch and learn about the importance of grass-fed beef. At the Boucherie (butcher shop) they dry-age and cut their own beef for optimal flavor and tenderness. The Boucherie is the first and only exclusively pastured meats butcher market in the D/FW area. We will visit the Boucherie and learn about their way of producing quality beef and you will have the opportunity to purchase some beef as well as other locally produced farmstead products.

Lunch – This is the burgers part of our tour and your opportunity to experience grass-fed dry-aged beef. The ranch features homemade hamburgers at their grill in the Boucherie. We will gather there for a lunch featuring hamburgers made from locally raised grass-fed Beef.

Our next stop is a winery operated by an exciting young Texas winemaker. This central Texas winery and tasting room built to LEED green standards on a family ranch features wine made from estate grown and Texas sourced grapes. The winery features a beautiful covered patio with wood-burning pizza oven and views of the vineyard. We will have the opportunity to meet the winemaker, hear his story and have a wine tasting that will include his new vintage Viognier

Next we travel to a farmstead raw-milk cow cheese maker and dairy farm. The owners believe in sustainable agriculture and they graze their cows year round on their own pastures of oats, rye, sudan, alfalfa, and clover following organic principals. The milk goes directly from cow to cheese in the cheese shop and is cave-aged on the farm. We will meet the owners, learn about their farm and sample their wide variety of hand-made cheese.

Each of our hosts sells their products on the premises and you will have the opportunity at each stop to make purchases.

It's time for dinner. As we make our way back home, we will stop at an open pit BBQ restaurant for a slow-smoked Texas BBQ dinner. This BBQ restaurant has become a destination for lovers of open pit slow cooked Texas BBQ.

After dinner, relax on the bus during our trip back to Dallas.

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