Private & Public Classes

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Private Classes

Or, contact Kirstin at to inquire about private events for your next party or employee appreciation event. She also expertly pairs cheese to wine for wineries and importers like Ridge Winery and Kermit Lynch. 


Past private classes:

Sheep, Goat, Cow, Oh My! A Blind Tasting

Cheese & Wine 101

The Grand European Cheeses

It’s Not You, It’s Brie: Domestic Cheese & Wine Darlings

And ask about upcoming cheesemaking classes….

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Southern Cheeses & Spirits
Instructor: Kirstin Jackson | Sunday, March 25 (5:30-7:30pm) | $75
Let’s name the great cheesemaking regions of the US: California, Wisconsin, Vermont,… Georgia? The South is indeed rising again. Creameries like Georgia’s Sweet Grass Dairy, Texas’ Mozzarella Company, and Alabama’s Stone Hollow are turning out great cheese and getting national attention for it. Cheese blogger and wine maven Kirstin Jackson will lead and pair her selections with her favorite Southern spirits.
Upcoming Public Classes:

Cheese and Summer Reds, Cheese School of San Francisco
Tues, Jun 23

$ 69.00 – Sold Out

While white and rose wines typically hold court in summer there’s no need to banish red wine. In fact, light-bodied reds can be a delicious pairing for cheese. In this class you’ll meet four light red wines perfect for summer…

La Vie en Rose: Cheese & Rose, Cheese School of San Francisco
Tues, Aug 11

$ 69.00

Not to be confused with the jug wines of yesteryear, the beauty and delightful flavor of pink wines can be enchanting. Instructor and wine maven Kirstin Jackson will explore how Rosé is made and discover the flavors of strawberries, minerals,…


Prost! Cheese and Wines of the Great Germanic Tradition
Tues, Sept 1

$ 69.00

Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Gris are some of our most favorite pairing varietals. In this class we’ll explore regions where these varietals grow, making stops in France, Germany, Switzerland and even the US. Author Kirstin Jackson will expertly pair these…


Drake’s Beer and CA Cheese Pairing Seminar with Kirstin Jackson (SF Beer Week!)

Saturday, Feb 15 3:00p, Drake’s Barrel HouseSan Leandro, CA
Ever wonder what cheese goes with 1500 Pale Ale? Or Hopocalypse Double IPA? Or Black Robusto Porter? Drake’s is teaming up with local cheese expert Kirstin Jackson, author of “It’s Not You, It’s Brie: Unwrapping American Cheese Culture” to lay down some beer and cheese pairing knowledge with six selections of Drake’s beers paired with California cheeses both classic and rare. Get a taste of beer and cheese education with the Drake’s team and Kirstin Jackson during SF Beer Week 2014.

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