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Cheese & Wine Classes for June: Spring Fever

Cheese school employees get snacks too. Next week I'll kick off a cheese series that will feature three of my favorite finds I've been snacking on lately. But, before that, I want to make sure you know about some upcoming classes I'm teaching in June. Because I'd love to see you there!

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In honor of the cheesiness that has already come and the deliciousness that is yet to happen, I'm including some pics of a recent cheese class I  taught at the Cheese School of San Francisco. The topic - Spring Sparklers. Just some of our favorite pairings from the Spring Sparklers class: Harley Farms Monet with Sommariva Prosecco, Vermont Butter & Cheese Bonne Bouche and NV Bailly-Lapierre Cremant de Bourgogne, Meadow Creek's Grayson and German Gilabert Brut Rosat

A favorite rosé Cava from Catalonia, Spain - great pairing with aged cheeses.

Cheese... and kombucha.

Hope to see you soon!


Shepherds, Transhumance and Volcanoes: Mountain Cheeses & Wines, 18 Reasons, San Francisco, June 5th

Despite treacherous climbs and threats of volcanic eruption, people have been making cheese and wine on some of the most mountainous and volcanic regions around the world for centuries. And not just because the views are picturesque.

Cheese and wine educator Kirstin Jackson, who's publishing a book on cheese called "It's Not You, It's Brie: Unwrapping America's Unique Culture of Cheese" this November, will reveal who, why, and how people craft some of the finest cheeses and wines around on uneven or even dangerous ground.

The cheeses will be vibrant, the wines will be weird, and the class will be delicious.

Armenian preserved walnuts. Loves sheep milk cheeses.

Summer Cheese & Wine, Cheese School of San Francisco , June 20th

In summer, foodie daydreams linger on sunshine, fabulous cheese, and thirst-quenching wines. ‘It’s Not You, It’s Brie,’ blogger and oenophile Kirstin Jackson will lead you in a fantasy tasting of summer’s best. Think fresh and just ripe cheeses and light, fun wines. You’ll find some pairings to inspire your summer gatherings.

One of the two awesome owners of the Cheese School of SF, the lovely Kiri Fisher.

Fresh fruit for the plates.

Also, am very happy to announce that I'll be co-teaching a beer & cheese pairing class with the AMAZING Nicole Erny soon. Check her out- the only female master ciccrone in the country, and 1 of 4 in the world. By the way, she's not even 30. Keep posted. I'll announce the class here. Summer and fall classes coming soon.....