Not only are we passionate about cheese, but we’re also passionate about sharing our knowledge and educating others about cheese. We are pleased to offer several different classes in our educational series.
Classes fill quickly, and spots will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis.
Students will receive a 10% off coupon to be used the day of, or valid for up to one week after.
For individual classes: If you are unable to attend a class, please let us know at least 48 hours before the class is scheduled to take place and you will receive a credit redeemable for a future class. If we are not notified within 48 hours of the class, no credit will be issued.
Cheese 101 NOW ENROLLING!
Our most popular class! Come and join us for a guided taste tour through the seven basic styles of cheese. This is your first step in the “everything you need to know about cheese” journey. Learn the basics of tasting and how to build your own cheese plate, as well as any answers to those frequently asked cheese questions. $50.00
Cheese 201 NOW ENROLLING!
Are you ready to move beyond cheddar? Maxed out Manchego? Want a fresh new goat cheese? Well, here is your opportunity! In Cheese 201, we’ll dig deeper into the science of the 7 styles of cheese. We’ll lead you in a guided tasting which will focus on varieties of rennet, effects of starter cultures, the aging and ripening process and more. $50.00
Moody Blues NOW ENROLLING!
We will embark on an around-the-world tasting of all blues rich and robust, each paired with a different companion, as well as wine. Learn all about the mystery behind the making of blue cheese. If you think you don’t like veined cheese, we may change your mind with this evening of perfect pairings. $40.00
Cheese, Wine & Chocolate NOW ENROLLING!
Who doesn’t love cheese, chocolate AND wine?! We have handpicked a selection of cheeses to pair with our gourmet chocolates and wines. During this class, we’ll experiment together with the process of pairing while we play with flavor and texture combinations. $50.00
Cheese & Coffee Pairing NOW ENROLLING!
We’ve teamed up with our friends over at Gravel & Grind to bring you coffee and cheese! In this pairing class, we’ll discuss the different coffee varietals and brewing methods, as well as cheese varietals and production methods. Then, we’ll guide you through our favorite cheese and coffee pairings. $25.00
Cheese & Spirits Pairing NOW ENROLLING!
Cheese and booze?! Yes, that’s right. Join us at McClintock Distilling for an evening of cheese and spirits. Learn about cheese and alcohol and why they marry so well together, while tasting four of our favorite pairings. $40.00
French Cheese Tasting NOW ENROLLING!
Join us for a French cheese tasting, based on the book The Whole Fromage. We’ll indulge in a tasting of five French cheeses, while Local professor Christine Rai leads us in a discussion about French culture’s passion for cheese and the book. $40.00
Students will learn how to assemble the perfect cheese tray for everyday snacking or entertaining. Join us for hands-on instruction on how to cut and arrange the perfect cheese board. Plus, bring home your mini cheese board creation! $35.00
Wine and cheese get all the headlines, but we think beer is better. Join us for a pairing session that’s sure to open your eyes to a new world of flavor. A growing appreciation and consumption of both craft beer and fine cheese in America makes this class a no-brainer. We will be pairing four of Flying Dog’s brews with artisanal cheeses for a unique, out-of-this-world flavor experience. $35.00
Come meet the cheesemaker! We will be featuring popular cheesemakers from around the country, so don’t miss out on your opportunity for an educational, fun talk and tasting. FREE!
Mild and milky, smooth and silky: we love fresh cheese! Join us and artisan cheesemaker Molly Kroiz from George’s Mill Farm to learn all about the art of turning four simple ingredients into delicious cheese. In this hands-on class, you’ll learn to make mozzarella and ricotta, two easy and delicious cheeses for beginner cheesemakers. You will get to sample throughout the class as well as bring home your creations! $70.00
Join us on a guided taste tour through the basic styles of cheese. Featuring cheese from Europe and the United States and perfect wine paired with each style. $70.00
Embark on a culinary adventure to Spain! We will be tasting Spain’s most celebrated cheeses and their perfectly paired Spanish wine counterparts. Enjoy an abundance of flavor experiences as we discuss the basics of cheese tasting and pairing, exploring the Spanish terroir—the theory that what “grows together goes together.” $60.00
Yodel-ay-ee-oooo! Why do cheeses made in the mountains of France and Switzerland taste different than cheeses made elsewhere? Join us as we explore Alpine style cheeses ranging from the Swiss Alps to the French Pyrenees. We will start the class with a delicious pot of fondue and fixins’ and then move to generous tastings of the Alpine cheese champions and beers that pair perfectly. $50.00
A selection of our favorite French cheeses with wines paired to make the perfect match. $70.00
A selection of our favorite Italian cheeses, with wines paired to match. $70.00