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A Cheese's Night Out: Classes & Events


It takes a lot of work to be the best cheese one can be. Prepping, grooming, coagulating, straining, primping, aging, convincing people that you're worth a chance even though your rind may be wrinkly or you smell like a (sweet, happy) locker room from time to time. But cheese keeps going despite the obstacles. It preservers. It shines. And sometimes it oozes.

Although it would never say so because, unlike caviar or foie gras, it's just not that type of food, it likes a little public adoration here and there. It likes for its hard work to be appreciated. It likes to know you care.

Show your cheese exactly how much you love it by checking out some of these awesome cheese events and classes near you. Not near you? I'd be happy to list your local events if you have them. Have an event to add? List it in the comment section below or email me a link at

Classes are in calendar order.

Classes I'm Teaching

Zinfully Good: Big Wine, Big Cheese- This lucky girl gets to co-teach with Daphne Zepos. Friday, January 28th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, The Cheese School of San Francisco.

Iberian Cheese and Wine Class- All Iberian, all the time. Thursday, March 24, 6:45pm – 8:45pm, Solano Cellars, Berkeley.

Springtime Cheese, Loire Valley Wines- Tuesday, April 19, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, The Cheese School of San Francisco.

Classes Beyond "It's Not You, It's Brie"

The Raw Deal: What's the Deal with Raw Milk Cheese? January 20th, 6:30-8:00 pm Michael Anderson and Sascha Ingram, Murray's Cheese, Manhattan.

Exotic Teas and Cheese with Karen Tran Thursday, Jan 27 • 6:30 – 8:30 PM, C'est le Cheese, Sacramento.

Home Cheesemaking with Sheana Davis, Sunday, Febrauary 6, 1:00-3:00 pm, The Sonoma Valley Inn.

Decadent Chocolate & Sinful Cheese, Saturday, February 12th, 3:00-5:00 pm,  Artisanal Cheese, Manhattan.

Basic-Plus Cheesemaking Shortcourse [3 days], February 16th-18th Washington State University.

Mozzarella & Ricotta Making Workshop with Ricki Carroll. Friday, March 4, 2:00 – 4:00 pm & 6:00 - 8:00 pm, The Cheese School of San Francisco.

Three-Day Intensive Cheese Education Program taught by Daphne Zepos, The Cheese Queen herself. April 10-April 12th. San Francisco Cheese School.