We love talking cheese; it's one of the best aspects of our jobs! Therefore, we regularly offer in store classes, in which our cheesemongers will be your guides for the evening sharing stories, histories, and lots and lots of cheese samples. Accompaniments include bread, olives, and nuts, as other pairings. At the end of the class, we'll happily fresh-cut any cheese or other item sampled that evening for your purchase so you can recreate the evening at home with your friends.
Each tasting class is $35 per person (plus processing fees). Tickets for our Cheese Tastings or other events may be purchased online through our calendar of events page. You may sign up for a maximum of four seats and please note that ticket purchases are non-refundable. (If your party is larger than four guests, contact us for information on private parties and tastings.) Please note that children and infant friendly events will be marked on the calendar of events page.
Cheese 101: Seven Styles of Cheese
Our original, and most popular class is "Cheese 101: Seven Styles of Cheese." Our cheesemongers hand select one cheese from each of the seven styles that represent a robust and varied tasting to showcase the differences between milk types, and styles. Because the cheeses are not chosen until the morning of the class, all evenings are unique. We hope that all of your questions will be answered but know that the more you learn about cheese, the more you will want to learn.
Cheese 201: Meet the Cheesemaker
You've listened to us talk; now it's time to hear it straight from the mouths of the cheesemakers themselves! Of course, because we like to talk about cheese and eat it, we'll still be around to guide the class. We'll spotlight 6-7 cheeses (depending on availability) from one cheesemaker, as well as hear from the cheesemaker about the history of his/her operation and the cheesemaking process. Some classes will include a live cheesemaking demo.
A Taste of Place
This class features a country specific theme that rotates throughout the year where we will discuss the history of the regions. Our cheesemongers will select cheese that represent the classic flavors of the area and offer pairings that complement and accentuate those tastes.