Savoring the Unique Tastes of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Southern Idaho has some unique and tasty cuisine.
And, some of it was on display Friday night at the Canyon Crest Events Center.
Whether it's sizzling yak meat, local cheese or some of Idaho's finest wines, there was something for everyone at this year's savor southern Idaho.
"This is the top of the line food, the interesting food, the great wines, everybody coming together to enjoy local products, local wines. It's just a great event,” said Jane Deal, Ballard’s Dairy.
Deal's booth offered one of the most unique options.
It was a combination of local cheese and yak meat.
"We have some wonderful meatballs made with Tina Bulduc's wonderful Yak meat and we have some of Ballard's Idaho Golden Green Cheese," said Deal.
As Deal explains, it's an opportunity to sample and learn about a variety of local products.
"We have a lot more out there than people even know about. So, it's important to come to these things to find out things that are probably grown next door to you and in your back yard," said Deal.
It was Terra Nativa's debut year at the event.
The boutique vineyard from Boise specializes in red wine.
"I think you'd find Idaho wine are terrific values and we just need to have the public recognize that,” said Richard Pavelek, Terra Nativa Vineyards.
Terra Nativa's Cab Franc recently won the bronze at the Denver International Wine Tasting Competition.
"We probably taste wise fit between a European style and California style of wine making," said Pavelek.
He attributes the flavor to Idaho's shorter season, which leads to a clean, crisp taste.
The event is a fundraiser for the Twin Falls' Chamber of Commerce and southern Idaho tourism.
Along with tasty food and drink was a silent auction that featured local attractions, events and businesses.