Zero-Proof Beverages and Cheese Pairing
Zero-Proof Beverages and Cheese Pairing
Zero-Proof Beverages and Cheese Pairing
Zero-Proof Beverages and Cheese Pairing

Zero-Proof Beverages and Cheese Pairing

Regular price$55.00

Love a refreshing and effervescent Spritz? Or perhaps you'd call yourself more of a Martini lover but you're abstaining from alcohol. Whether you're enjoying the alcohol-free life temporarily, permanently, or just incorporating it more regularly into your routine, join us for a tasting of classic cocktails made without the booze. 

Acclaimed mixologist and owner of Drink.Well, Jessica Sanders will be mixing up a flight of four mouth-watering and non-alcoholic drinks: a Spritz, Martini, Negroni, and Highball.  Kendall Antonelli, Certified Cheese Professional and owner of Antonelli's Cheese, will pair cheeses with each drink, showcasing the range of tastes (sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami) and how the cheeses can highlight different flavors in the cocktails. Together, Sanders and Antonelli will guide guests through a seated tasting, exploring various themes in the world of crafting zero-proof cocktails and cheese pairing.

Each Ticket = 1 Person and includes a guided, seated tasting of:

  • 4 Zero-Proof Cocktails
  • 7 Cheeses 
  • 7 Food Pairing Bites
  • Additional sundries like bread, olives, and corn nuts


100% of profits will go to Les Dames d'Escoffier Austin, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the work of exceptional women working in the culinary, beverage, and hospitality industries. Beverages will feature an array of premium non-alc products including Ritual, Seedlip, El Guapo, All The Bitter, St. Cecilia Soda and more! Many of these fantastic brands are Dames owned, managed or supported. 

Both Sanders and Antonelli are members of Les Dames d'Escoffier Austin and Fellows of the James Beard Women's Leadership Program. 

Note: While there will be no alcohol served at this event, there are bottles of wine on display in the Antonelli's Tasting Room. This is the only storage for wine in the facility.

Reserved Seating

We assign seats prior to your event. If you wish to sit with guests who are purchasing separately, we must be notified in advance. At the time of ticket purchase, there is a question prompt for you to list others in your group. Please note that we cannot seat groups larger than 8 at the same table. (Big groups? Check out our FAQs.)


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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