Kiri and the gang have posted their class schedule through June – a wide array of classes and tastings for everyone from the professional cheesemonger to fun evenings out with friends. Many are selling out already so act now to reserve your seat.
A few of the offerings:
Sonoma’s New Cheeses
Instructor: Sheana Davis | Wednesday, March 20th (6:30-8:30pm) | $69
New cheesemakers are popping up around us like blossoms in the springtime. In fact, there are now more cheesemakers in Sonoma and Marin counties alone than there are in the entire rest of the state! All the activity is good news for us cheese lovers, but it’s hard to keep up. Sonoma cheesemaker and resident Sheana Davis has her ear to the pasture and will present the cheeses from the region’s freshest cheesemakers. You’ll also try some of the produce and other goodies that are making their spring debut.
Basic Cheesemaking: Fromage Blanc, Creme Fraiche, and Feta
Instructor: Sacha Laurin l Saturday, March 23rd (1:00-4:30pm) l $120
A little dab will do ya. Fromage blanc, creme fraiche and feta are the cheeses that make everything from salads to tacos sing. In this hands-on class, cheesemaker Sacha Laurin will teach you how to make the cheeses that will become staples in your fridge for meals to come. You’ll try your creations in class and bring some home to share, or not.
Beer Vs. Wine, A Cheese Pairing Smackdown
Instructor: Steve Jones, Christian DeBenedetti, + Naomi Smith l Monday, April 8th (6:30-8:30pm) | $75
Cheese and wine have long been paramours. But there’s a new knockout in town: beer. Cheesemonger Invitational winner and Cheese Bar (of Portland) proprietor Steve Jones, beer expert and author Christian DeBenedetti, and The Cheese School’s sommelier-in-residence Naomi Smith host this knock-down, drag-out battle for your taste buds. You’ll sample the eight cheese with eight beverages; four wines, four beers. You’ll pick the winner.
Mother’s Day Cheese & Wine
Instructor: Judy Creighton | Saturday, May 11th (4:00-6:00pm) | Sunday, May 12th (4:00-6:00pm) | $75
Moms: they can’t love us enough and we can’t do enough to thank them for it. May we suggest you express your gratitude with cheese? Mother and veteran cheese instructor Judy Creighton will take you and Mom on a cheese and wine tasting journey of eight cheeses and four wines. Learn the ABCs of great cheese and taste some of Judy’s favorite pairings.