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cheese making class and TEAM-BUILDING

San Francisco Bay Area


Cheese Making Classes & Team Building San Francisco Bay Area

Want to:

  • Throw an easy cheese making class for a holiday party or team building?

  • Make decadent, creamy burrata or stretch silky mozzarella curds?

  • Learn how to make perfect holiday gifts any cheese lover would adore?

  •  Try your hand at homemade chevre, ricotta, feta or fromage blanc and learn how to cook with cheese you’ve just made?


Private Cheese & Wine Pairing Classes

Want to:

  • Host a cheese and wine pairing team-building session for your staff?

  • Throw a French wine and cheese pairing class for your favorite Francophile?

  • Take a deeper look at California’s domestic cheeses and small-production wines?


I can come to your home or business, find a spot to teach, or you can come to one of my public classes. I fill up far in advance and would love to work with you! More about me here.

Contact me at for a private class to discuss timing and pricing. Looking forward to hearing from you!


Client Testimonials

“Kirstin is one of our core instructors at The Cheese School. Her strength lies in composing some of the most delicious cheese and wine pairings to come through our classroom. Her explanation of the products and her approach to pairing is thorough and based on deep knowledge, yet never intimidating and always fun.” Kiri Fisher, Owner of The Cheese School of San Francisco, public & private classes

“Working with corporate groups who are constantly looking for interesting and unique team building experiences can always be a little tricky.  Being responsible for food focused events here at Wingtip it’s always greatly appreciated when someone goes above and beyond for us as well as our clients.  Kirstin was a pleasure to work with, was responsive to communications (both email and text), and had a visible passion for her service. Having kept up with fine food culture over the years and being familiar with her book it was also very exciting to work with someone I have admired from afar for her exceptional palette and professionalism.  She is a true credit to the cheese and specialty food community.” Matt Gill, Fine Food Events, The Club at Wingtip

“We love working with Kirstin!  I have been working with Kirstin for 5 years now and every year I learn something new about cheese.  For San Fransisco Beer Week we do a cheese and beer pairing with Kirstin for about 50 people called Uptown Funk. The event is great every year mostly due to Kirstin’s extensive cheese knowledge, her great personality, and the fun unique cheeses she manages to source for us. What I like best about working with Kirstin is she has many stories of her time spent at each specific creamery and has a ton of first hand knowledge about how each cheese is produced. I just hope we can do another event soon so I don’t have to wait all year for more great cheese!” Travis Camacho, Barrel Program Manager, Drake’s Brewing Company

“NightLife has enjoyed working with Kirstin on multiple mozzarella making demos at our annual BiteLife food series. She’s been calm under pressure, professional and adaptable to working in a somewhat restrictive event space. Best of all, she’s a hit with our guests!” Peter Arko, NightLife Program Manager, California Academy of Sciences

“Kirstin’s knowledge of cheese and how to pair them with wine has been a hit at Enoteca La Storia with guests and employees alike. Her ability to customize programs to the client’s specific needs – whether a restaurant, home, or other venue – is wonderful, and I look forward to planning more events with her in the future.” Tania Quinata, Enoteca La Storia

“My husband bought me an in-home cheesemaking class for up to 12. Kirstin arrives and sets up a nice environment. She superbly works everyone in the class into the cooking. She’s knowledgeable and personable. Everyone at our party had a blast! I’m still getting texts and emails from the party guests. And, I have fromage blanc and ricotta for days–and the knowledge to make it for myself. If you want a great party for friends–book Kirstin.” Kristina Whalen, private client

“Kirstin held a private cheese making class for some of our Lodge members at the Redwood City Elks Lodge. She taught us how to make our own Mozzarella and Burrata. She was so knowledgeable and informative and everyone had a blast. Best of all we got to eat our creations! I highly recommend Kirstin’s classes for a group of friends or a team building activity.” Amy Anderson-Guiliano, private client

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