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Food Lovers Get A Culinary Tour Of Utah’s Best Local Fare

Instructor Vanessa Chang (right) discusses some of Utah’s finest chocolates.

May 7, 2013 — Lifelong Learning at the University of Utah introduces A Taste of Utah, a culinary excursion to savor some of the best food and drinks the state has to offer. The new series will be offered this summer along with a large variety of other non-credit courses ranging from crafts and cooking to business and finance.

“A Taste of Utah brings the farmers, makers and producers of local foods together with the end users of the goods they produce,” said Andrew Stone, program coordinator for Lifelong Learning. “Our hope is that this shared experience will bring people closer to these local products through a deeper understanding of the people, processes and places involved in the production.”

A Taste of Utah begins June 3 with an evening in Park City at High West Distillery for a tour and sampling of their various blends of whiskey and vodka. The second course held in July, takes participants to Cache County to experience fine food producers with a full-day of adventures including tours of Rockhill Family Creamery, Crumb Brothers and Slide Ridge Honey. The series comes to an end in August with an evening dedicated to Epic Beer and Millcreek Chocolates, where participants will learn the process of creating these popular local products.

In addition to A Taste of Utah series, Lifelong Learning provides more than 100 high-quality evening and weekend classes for adults that challenge, inform and entertain participants through learning and social interaction. New courses begin each week and include offerings in art, photography, business, dance, food and wine, home and garden, language, writing and more.

For a full listing of summer classes, visit