Meet the Maker: Tulip Tree! (South Lamar)
Meet the Maker: Tulip Tree! (South Lamar)
Meet the Maker: Tulip Tree! (South Lamar)

Meet the Maker: Tulip Tree! (South Lamar)

Regular price$45.00

Hear directly from the cheesemaker and dive deep into some of our favorite selections of one of the best cheesemakers in America! Join us for an exclusive evening with Tulip Tree Creamery, where you'll explore their hand-crafted, European-style specialty cheeses alongside sundries perfectly paired to bring out their flavors. Perfect for both cheese novices and connoisseurs, this event offers a unique tasting menu featuring Tulip Tree's finest. We’ll delve into 7 selections, discover the nuances of different styles of cheesemaking, and hear directly from Tulip Tree's co-owner Laura Davenport!

One ticket = one person and includes:

  • 7 cheeses
  • 7 food pairings
  • Extra goodies like bread, olives, and corn nuts (GF crackers available upon request)

Reserved Seating

Seats are assigned prior to the event. To sit with others purchasing separately, notify us in advance. Use the question prompt at ticket purchase to list others in your group. Note: groups larger than 7 cannot be seated at the same table. (Big groups? Check out our FAQs.)


A little more about Tulip Tree and Laura Davenport:

Tulip Tree Creamery

Focused on hand-crafted, European-style specialty cheeses and butter, Tulip Tree Creamery produces a line of fresh and aged pasteurized cows’ milk cheeses. The creamery works with fresh milk from Country Meadows, an Indiana family farm that doesn’t use hormones or antibiotics in the milking herd. The products are sold through select supermarkets, gourmet shops, wine and cheese shops, and butcher shops throughout the U.S., as well as at weekly farmers markets in the Indianapolis area. Gift boxes are available for shipping through online orders. In addition, Tulip Tree Creamery offers hands-on fresh and aged cheese-making classes at the creamery to further an understanding and appreciation for the artisanal process.


Laura Davenport, American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional® 

Born in El Paso, TX, and raised in Indianapolis, IN,  I’m the co-owner of Tulip Tree Creamery and responsible for Sales, Education & HR.  I started working in the cheese in 2004 after 8 years in the healthcare field.  My first American Cheese Society conference was in Burlington, VT in 2007 and that’s when I fell in love with cheese.  An avid traveler and cook of the house, I really enjoy experimenting with new recipes, feeding people and learning about new cheeses.  I’ve been married for 20 years and have a 15 year-old daughter.  I’m so excited to visit family in the Houston, San Antonio & El Paso area while I’m in Texas next month.


Know Before You Go:

  • TIMING: We try to start our events as close to on time as possible. Please arrive on time or a little early. (Doors open 15 min before start time.) We'll guide all guests through a 1.5 hour tasting, leaving an additional 30 min for socializing. Total event time is 2 hours. 
  • LOCATION: Event will be held in-person at our South Lamar Community Tasting Room (1100 South Lamar, Suite 1130).
  • PARKING: Ample parking is available onsite. Click HERE to see map.
  • FAQs: Please read our frequently asked questions below, which cover:
    • Cancellations & Refund Policy
    • Allergies & Dietary Preferences/Needs
    • Large Parties
    • Age Restrictions



Please note that event tickets are non-refundable. Tickets may be exchanged for store credit / event tickets of equal value if given 48 hours notice.

In accordance with local guidelines, masks are highly encouraged but optional for both guests and hosts.

If you are feeling unwell on the day of the event, please let us know and we are happy to rebook you!

Our event hosts have access to free and rapid Covid testing to help ensure their safety and the safety of their guests.

Our public cheese classes are ideal for 1-7 people.

If you are coming with a group and would like to be seated together, please purchase all of the tickets together.

Please respect our event hosts’ goal to create a positive and unforgettable experience for all attendees. If your group is loud or disruptive, our event hosts will give you a warning. If they must address you a second time, you will be asked to leave the event with no refund given.

If you would like to have the whole space for your group, inquire about a private event booking!

We will do our best to accommodate allergies. Please note your allergy in the booking comments.

Note that Antonelli’s does not currently carry or offer Vegan Cheeses for classes.

On our tasting plates, we often offer a mix of both pasteurized and unpasteurized cheeses.

Antonelli’s Cheese is not a certified nut or gluten free facility.

Unless specifically listed as a 'family' event, we ask that all guests for in-person events be 13 years or older.

Please note that class content is often catered for an adult audience and the majority of class time is structured tasting and guided instruction with some breaks for socializing.

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