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public cheese classes and events

San Francisco Bay Area


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 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. 

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Beginning Cheesemaking: Feta, Fromage Blanc, Creme Fraiche

  • 18 Reasons 3674 18th Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)

A hands-on cheesemaking course, with snacks and accompaniments to round out a light meal served with wine and beer. 

Feta, fromage blanc, and creme fraiche are three of the most delicious things in the diary case, and they're also some of the easiest to make. In this beginning class, I will teach you how to master the trio so you can make them in your own kitchen. You'll learn about milk types, where to buy supplies, cheesemaking science, and taste samples. Then you'll make your own feta, watch culturing demos, season and spice fromage blanc, and learn about feta brines and marinades. At the end of the class we'll enjoy our fromage blanc and creme fraiche with light snacks, and you'll take home your feta to finish aging.

*Plan on taking your feta home after class and babying it for at least 2 days before aging it.



Fromage Blanc

Creme Fraiche

Baked feta

Honey & cardamon and herbed fromage blancs

Baked figs with bacon, pomegranate and creme fraiche

Earlier Event: October 12
Mozzarella & Burrata By Hand
Later Event: October 20
Cheesemaking: Chevre, Ricotta & Feta