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12.07.2008 13:00 to 19:00
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City/Town: Rapperswil
Event Type: Special Promotion
Location: Rappi Brewery, Schönbodenstrasse 3, 8640
Price: free entry

If you can't make it to the Pie Shop on Thursday 10th July then enjoy a day out in Rapperswil to enjoy the town and a visit to the newly opened Kunsthaus for a bit of culture before indulging in some fabulous beer and what I hope will be the Ultimate Ploughmans Lunch at the Rappi Bier Factory next door.

Researching what should go in to making a perfect PML I found this great site Ploughmans Lunch that has set a Benchmark PML. Everyone has their own idea of what should be included in a PML so please feel free to make suggestions. I may only have enough British Cheese left to make about 30 PML's so if you want one, please PM me with your approximate time of arrival and your preferred choice of cheese (2 chunks from Blue Stilton, Blue Shropshire, Montgomery's Cheddar and maybe some Wensleydale and Cornish Yarg) and I will reserve some for you.

As well as the PML we will be offering large & small rare Swiss BIO cheese plates. All cheeses will be on sale to take home as well.

Entry is free, the Swiss cheese plates will be 8 and 15 francs and the PML great value at 12 francs.

A pic of a previous event at the Brewery


RSVP'd Yes: 7 (5 members and 2 guests)
  • Lob + 1 guest - A perfect alternative to a Duran Duran concert!
  • marmoset + 1 guest - Will be there early for a full yummy PML
  • MathNut - Mmmmm yes!
  • Bartholemew - mmmmh cheddar....
  • Longbyt - How can I bring a guest when I don't know anyone who would appreciate your Cheddar cheese?
RSVP'd Maybe: 2 (2 members and No guests)
  • gregv
  • gooner - Must consult management first, but I need to replenish my supply of Rapi Gold anyway.
RSVP'd No: 2
  • Sutter - Sorry, but we will be at the pie event.
  • J.L-P - Yummy cheese and beer! Sorry, the yummier John Taylor is in town (with the less than yummy Simon Lebon).
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Old 10.07.2008, 10:49
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Re: The Ultimate Ploughmans Lunch at the Rappi Bier Factory.

To keep the locals happy we will also have 7 fantastic Swiss BIO cheeses with farmers Pear bread, as well as a Gruyer from a very small producer that cannot be beat.

Looks like I will only have enough British cheese left for about 20 ploughmans so please e-mail me if you would like some reserved.

the bar is open until 11.30 but we will be gone by about 8, if there is any cheese left Steve will be serving some bar nibbles though.
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Re: The Ultimate Ploughmans Lunch at the Rappi Bier Factory.

How come the Swiss locals are allowed to start at 13.00 and we are not invited until 14.00? I bet it's our British cheese that they'll be nibbling away at too.
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Re: The Ultimate Ploughmans Lunch at the Rappi Bier Factory.

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How come the Swiss locals are allowed to start at 13.00 and we are not invited until 14.00? I bet it's our British cheese that they'll be nibbling away at too.
Coz we Swissies need to buy vital supplies befor' ze enemy finds out

I'll be hopping in at about 13.30 with a Dutchie, we'll go just bonkers on the goodies, gorge ourselves and leave you Limeys the leftovers *muahahahaha*

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Coz we Swissies need to buy vital supplies befor' ze enemy finds out

I'll be hopping in at about 13.30 with a Dutchie, we'll go just bonkers on the goodies, gorge ourselves and leave you Limeys the leftovers *muahahahaha*

Actually, you'll find that most of the Rappi's visitors are Swiss. It's good to see that the microbrewery revolution is taking hold here.
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I'll be hopping in at about 13.30 with a Dutchie, we'll go just bonkers on the goodies, gorge ourselves and leave you Limeys the leftovers *muahahahaha*
If I bring my Swiss ID, can I come early too?
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Old 12.07.2008, 09:57
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Re: The Ultimate Ploughmans Lunch at the Rappi Bier Factory.

It does start at 1.00 for everybody, no passports needed

Just about to leave, the weather is not looking too good but we do have outside tables under cover so we should be cosy. British cheeses I have left from The Pie Shop event are:

Godminster organic waxed Cheddar
Montgomery's Mature Cheddar
Shropshire Blue
Colston Basset Blue Stilton
Websters Blue Stilton
Isle of Mull Scottish Cheddar
Cornish Yarg
Hawes Wensleydale

See you later!
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Old 12.07.2008, 10:09
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British cheeses I have left from The Pie Shop event are:
Godminster organic waxed Cheddar
Montgomery's Mature Cheddar
Shropshire Blue
Colston Basset Blue Stilton
Websters Blue Stilton
Isle of Mull Scottish Cheddar
Cornish Yarg
Hawes Wensleydale
You mean we are just getting their left-overs?
I'll see you about that later.
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Re: The Ultimate Ploughmans Lunch at the Rappi Bier Factory.

I'm guessing the fact that you snatched the very last scrumptious bit of Shropshire Blue from under our noses makes this comment about leftovers moot, Longbyt. If you weren't such a *nice* person I'd be bitter . Thank you Mike and Astrid for providing such a yummy spread and for the great company.

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I'll see you about that later.
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Re: The Ultimate Ploughmans Lunch at the Rappi Bier Factory.

For all of you that didn't make it, you missed a really nice event. The weather wasn't all that bad, and the tables stayed dry. The cheese was great, especially the wood chip cheese. The pear bread was also excellent. And it all went well with the Rappi's beverages.
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Re: The Ultimate Ploughmans Lunch at the Rappi Bier Factory.

Yes, despite the drizzle we all kept dry and warm. it was a great success for us, we served about 40 Ploughman's most to locals and about 50 Swiss cheese plates. The locals also bought nearly all of our British cheese to take home. About 10 EF'ers came along and Longbyt got the last bit of Shropshire Blue - 8 kilos gone in 2 days, must be a record.

We will be doing this again throughout the year and in winter we will be serving my own Welsh Rarebits and authentic Raclettes

Off to the UK Wednesday to buy lots more cheese
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Re: The Ultimate Ploughmans Lunch at the Rappi Bier Factory.

I'm really glad it was a success and that you're planning more events. Please keep posting them! Mmmhhh, that cheese....

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Yes, despite the drizzle we all kept dry and warm. it was a great success for us, we served about 40 Ploughman's most to locals and about 50 Swiss cheese plates. The locals also bought nearly all of our British cheese to take home. About 10 EF'ers came along and Longbyt got the last bit of Shropshire Blue - 8 kilos gone in 2 days, must be a record.

We will be doing this again throughout the year and in winter we will be serving my own Welsh Rarebits and authentic Raclettes

Off to the UK Wednesday to buy lots more cheese
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Mmmhhh, that cheese....
Mmmhhh, that Shropshire blue...
Indeed it was a great afternoon (and evening).
Thanks to all concerned - Mike and Astrid for the Cheese and the EF members (can't name names as I have forgotten one of them - that chap beside whom I was sitting....um..er...) for making it all both interesting and a lot of fun.
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Re: The Ultimate Ploughmans Lunch at the Rappi Bier Factory.

Hi Mike, hi Longbyt!

Was fun meeting and eating.

Remember that Dutch gent I was with? Well, on Sunday, despite the dire weather forecast, we decided to hike up the Ortstock
via Bisisthal/SZ (in the back of the Muotatal, there's a cable car up to Glattalp, lopping off 1000 vertical meters).
While being mostly in the clouds, we nary had a drop of rain.

Needless to say, we stopped frequently for a cup of hot broth out of our Thermoses and a nibble of the cheeses purchased
(Heublume, Shropshire Blue (yes, we beat Longbyt to it ), Blaues Wunder and another CH-cheese whose name I forgot).

That Shropshire Blue is now voted "addictive, even better than the Colston Basset Blue Stilton" and we'll put in our orders in a wee bit.

Thanks again for a great event and we'll be looking forward to more!
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Re: The Ultimate Ploughmans Lunch at the Rappi Bier Factory.

This is too much to bear: Longbyt makes a chap out of me and forgets my name while everyone else makes off with the last of the addictive Shropshire Blue. I'm first in line at Mike's next event. Bear in mind I grew up in hockey-land and am in a position to body-check anyone who comes between me and that cheese next time .
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This is too much to bear: Longbyt makes a chap out of me and forgets my name while everyone else makes off with the last of the addictive Shropshire Blue. I'm first in line at Mike's next event. Bear in mind I grew up in hockey-land and am in a position to body-check anyone who comes between me and that cheese next time .
Hmmm, looks like I'll have to camp out in front of the venue then

Actually, at the Rappi event, we worked a two-man team-heist. While I chatted up Longbyt, who was at the table with the booty first, the Dutchman moved in front of the line surrepetitiously and started tasting and acquiring said Shropshire Blue cheese.

So you're into hockey, eh?

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Longbyt makes a chap out of me and forgets my name...
Sorry Bartholemew - I didn't mean you - the forgetful bit was earlier in the afternoon - the chap I couldn't remember the name of was an "English with some Scouse, Cockney, Geordie; German, Dutch, some French" talking Mod
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I'm first in line at Mike's next event. Bear in mind I grew up in hockey-land and am in a position to body-check anyone who comes between me and that cheese next time .
Ice or 'field'? I was in the 'field' hockey team at school and we didn't take prisoners!
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Actually, at the Rappi event, we worked a two-man team-heist. While I chatted up Longbyt...
And there was me thinking what a nice, friendly fellow you were.
Ah well, You can't win 'em all.
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And there was me thinking what a nice, friendly fellow you were.
Ah well, You can't win 'em all.
It just turned out that way, thought I'd give it a spin for chuckles.

All's fair in love and war

Faint of heart never won fair cheese

Next event is Highland Games, so I'll really be camping out. Or dare bartholomew to go pole tossing with me. While he's busy getting into a kilt, I'll get the cheese
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Faint of heart never won fair cheese
True, true.
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While he's busy getting into a kilt, I'll get the cheese
He's a she!
We must ask her sometime where the super-confusing 'Bartholemew' came from.
Have a good evening - the rain has stopped at last.
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Re: The Ultimate Ploughmans Lunch at the Rappi Bier Factory.

PS and then we'll let this thread R.I.P. as an ode to the greatness of the event

That farmer's pear bread got my seal of approval as trail snack, a good replacement for GORP (good old raisins & peanuts):
- quick carbs: the raisins, orangeade etc.
- proteins: the nuts
- slow carbohydrates: the dough and nuts
- doesn't spoil
- pretty crushproof
- very filling
- very, very yummy
- incidentally: goes well with cheese

PPS Marmoset was my user name over at backpacker.com (a backpacking forum where I specialised in deep winter and trail cooking, improvised gear and jungle tech). Somehow "Zwergkrallenäffli" would have gone down a bit as it's an american forum. Unfortunately all my posts have been lost in one of their forum software changes.
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