Public Cheese Classes & Events

Winter Classes & Events

I teach public and private cheese making and wine & cheese classes all over the Bay Area! Find out more about my private classes here, or email [email protected] with questions. As a friendly reminder, these classes fill up very fast. If they’re listed but sold out, ask about a waiting list- sometimes spots open up. 

December Cheese Classes + Events

Tasting Seminar: Bubbles and Cheese
December 4th, Tuesday 7pm, 18 Reasons, San Francisco
In time for NYE and winter’s rich cheeses, this class will teach you how to expertly pair the season’s best cheeses with sparkling wine from around the world. We will lead you through a delicious and educational tasting of 4 wines and 8 cheeses. Expect buttery triple-cremes, aged Italian tommes, wheels wrapped in spruce bark, and sparklings of all different hues. You’ll leave the class happy and equipped with the tools to pair at home for friends, family, or just yourself!

Cheesemaking: Camembert
December 9th, Sunday 11am, The Cheese School of San Francisco
Your ovalini are moist and perfectly round. Your chevre is fluffy and tangy. Now you’re ready for your next challenge: Camembert. In this class, you’ll learn how to make the French classic (with a twist). We will lead you in inoculating fresh milk, recognizing when the curd has set, then layering the curd in the form. Over the next month you’ll take your little cheese home and watch it grow fluffy and white as you care for it.

Cheesemaking: Mozzarella & Burrata
December 16th, Sunday 11am, The Cheese School of San Francisco
Mozzarella on nearly every aspiring home-cheesemaker’s to-do list. Yet, it’s not easy to get it right. Why won’t your curds form a ball? When you do get the ball to form, why is it hard enough for a game of hacky-sack? These are the mysteries of mozzarella. In this class, we will not only demystify the mozz, but also get you on the road to making perfect ovalini and bocconcini every time. But wait! There’s more! We’ll use our curds to make everyone’s favorite cheese, burrata.

New Year’s Party
December 27th, Thursday 6:30pm, The Cheese School of San Francisco
Don’t let your shoes be the only things sparkling this New Year’s Eve. If there’s ever a time to go all out on a gorgeous cheese spread, it’s when ringing in the new year. Join us as we explore the ultimate cheeses and goodies to enjoy before the ball drops. Expect to see classic cheese favorites paired with some holiday treats (think gingersnaps and panforte). And yes, party guests, there will be bubbly!

January Cheese Classes + Events

Cheese + Beer 101
January 24th, Thursday 6:30pm, The Cheese School of San Francisco
Cheese and beer: These new-found friends in fermentation are all the rage in foodie circles. Why? Because while some cheese and wine pairings can set off fireworks, many are duds. Beer is easier to pair with cheese, a more forgiving medium in which to taste the subtleties of dairy.

Burrata By Hand
January 31st, Thursday 6pm, 18 Reasons, San Francisco

A hands-on, collaborative cheesemaking course; each participant leaves with his/her freshly made cheese. Includes a cheese tasting of burrata, and a seasonal salad and bread to enjoy eating with your freshly made cheeses, and a glass of wine or beer. In this action-packed evening class, you will learn the basics of cheesemaking, including which milk to use, where to find cultures, and options for rennet. You will also leave with a deeper understanding of the science behind the process.