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What’s the Buzz – Honey Tasting with Noel Patterson

April 27, 2022 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM


Wednesday, April 27, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. What’s the Buzz – Honey Tasting with Noel Patterson. Cost: $75.00 per person.

Like wine, cheese and chocolate, honey has joined the ranks as an artisanal obsession. Experience Sonoran Desert honey like never before and taste it like a sommelier tastes wine with beekeeper and sommelier Noel Patterson of Dos Manos Apiaries. You’ll explore and learn how flowers and terroir affects its characteristics.

Honey has a circuitous journey before it ends up in a jar. Climate, terroir and available botanical sources are the starting points. Then it’s up to the honeybees to visit the flowers and the activity of the beekeeper concludes the process.

As you sample each of the 6 offerings on fresh fruits, cheeses and nuts, Noel will guide you tracing what you smell and taste to the flora and exact Southern Arizona origin location.

You’ll discover how each honey is a unique reflection of the time and place in which it was harvested, giving you the knowledge to make sustainable and delicious choices when buying it.

CLASS NOTES: The in-person class, limited to 16, will be held at the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance CATALYST Teaching Kitchen at the Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Road, Suite 110. You’ll receive an email with class details (everything you’ll need will be provided) 3 days in advance. Please use an email address you frequently check. Our emails can get caught in spam filters or blocked entirely. Please contact us if you don’t receive the class information.

All classes and events are nonrefundable. You can request a transfer to a different class or event up to 7 days prior to the class or event. Culinary Boot Camps or workshops require a 14-day notification. Your request must be emailed to [email protected]. If you’re exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, contact us immediately at [email protected]Click here for the required waiver. 

Please know it may be necessary to cancel select classes if 10 or fewer guests enroll. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience; we’ll personally reach out to each guest in case of cancellation.


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April 27, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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