Summer is a great time for food fests, including the seventh annual Union of the Birds and the Bees fundraiser, at Ogden’s Union Station (2501 Wall Ave.) on July 19, from
There's also Carne Asade and Smoked Habanero Tacos (using Promontory with Habanero cheese, which was awarded first place in the spiced cheese category by the Idaho Milk Producers Association in 2010).
The Lemon Arugula Salad includes Aggiano, a parmesan-type cheese developed by the Utah State University Dairy Department. I've tasted this one before (it's also made at Heber Valley Artisan Cheese, since USU has shared its recipe). It's creamier than regular parmesan, with a strong, sharp flavor.
I'm told that this event has sold out in the past, so get your tickets while you can. You can buy them online at www.beehivecheese.com, or Roosters or Union Grill locations. For those coming from Salt Lake and Davis counties, it's an easy trip on the FrontRunner.
Here is my article on the event as it appeared in the Standard-Examiner: http://www.standard.net/stories/2013/07/08/fundraiser-union-station-tasteful-event