FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 27, 2006
CONTACT: SLIFE PUBLIC RELATIONS
CELEBRITY PRESENTERS AND NOMINEES OF THIS YEAR’S ACADEMY AWARDS®
RECEIVE THE CHEESIEST GIFT IN HOLLYWOOD HISTORY
(LOS ANGELES) – The Cheese Impresario® has been selected to join the prestigious line-up of luxury products in Hollywood this Oscar season showcased in the 78th Annual Academy Awards gift baskets. Celebrity presenters and performers of this year’s Academy Awards® including Jennifer Aniston, George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Charlize Theron, Will Ferrell and Morgan Freeman will savor the occasion of an at-home artisanal cheese “experience” for six, valued at $1,200, exclusively created by The Cheese Impresario herself, Barrie Lynn.
Customized to entertain each of the recipient’s individual palates, these indulgent events are a celebration of fine American artisanal cheeses and wines that take the mind and the palate on a tasting adventure. The Cheese Impresario gift certificates that will appear in the Oscar baskets echo the time-honored tradition of the artisanal craftsman, hand-printed on an antique letterpress from the early 1800’s on Italian paper. Some of the artisanal products to be showcased include Chef John Folse’s Bittersweet Plantation Dairy, Mozzarella Company, Vermont Butter & Cheese Company, Fiscalini Farmstead Cheese and Carr Valley Cheese Company. Complementing wines offer a unique sampling of rare and hard-to-find wines from small producer estate vineyards, including Judd’s Hill Winery, Coniglio Wines, Peacock Family Vineyard, Cole Bailey Vineyards and Smith-Madrone Winery.
The coveted list of items in the official Oscar gift basket has become one of the hottest topics in Oscar buzz in recent years, and landing a starring role is one of most sought-after in Hollywood. The Cheese Impresario is honored to have the opportunity to bring some of the culinary world’s finest artisans together with the top artists in Hollywood.
Cultivating cheese enthusiasts with a passionate hand-to-mouth approach, Barrie Lynn, The Cheese Impresario is quickly making a name for herself amidst the who’s who of the country’s food scene. Her uninhibited style and engaging personality afford fun and innovative ways to discover and enjoy the complexities of artisanal cheese. Visit www.thecheeseimpresario.com for more information.
The Cheese Impresario, Barrie Lynn authors a monthly column in The Beverly Hills Times called “Cheese Matters,” and has been a featured expert in Variety, LA’s popular food blog, EatingLA and Ben Adair’s Pacific Drift on KPCC 83.9 FM in Los Angeles. She also produces and stages events at fine cheese shops and unique venues around LA, and makes personal appearances on behalf of all things cheesy.
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