Tours, Tastings, Classes & More

Upcoming Cheese Events

Apr1

Cheese Painting 101: The Art of Cheese Hosted by Mike Geno

Join Mike Geno, food artist & food fanatic from Philadelphia, in a hands on workshop painting your own still life of cheese. Each student will receive a canvas, acrylic paint & brush as Mike guides you to paint your own Artisan cheese masterpiece. No painting experience necessary. A wine tasting of St. Supéry Estate wines concludes the afternoon.

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11:00 am – 2:00 pm

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery
8440 St Helena Highway
Rutherford , CA 94573

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Apr2

Cheese Painting 101: The Art of Cheese Hosted by Mike Geno

Join Mike Geno, food artist & food fanatic from Philadelphia, in a hands on workshop painting your own still life of cheese. Each student will receive a canvas, acrylic paint & brush as Mike guides you to paint your own Artisan cheese masterpiece. No painting experience necessary. A wine tasting of St. Supéry Estate wines concludes your afternoon.

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11:00 am – 2:00 pm

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery
8440 St Helena Highway
Rutherford , CA 94573

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Apr2

Toluma Farms Tour

Find out about the history of how this goat/sheep dairy and creamery came to be. Tours include a tour and explanation of the milking parlor, a visit with the animals in the barn and/or pastures, a hike up to the pastures to learn about their organic pasture management system, a peek into the creamery with an explanation of how their cheese is made, and of course cheese tasting! Private tours are available for groups of 10 or more. Toluma Farms goat  

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1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Toluma Farms
5488 Middle Rd.
Tomales, CA 94971

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Apr4
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Apr7

    Cowgirl Creamery Class

    A presentation on West Marin, Cowgirl's beginnings, and their cheese. You’ll get an up-close curd-making demonstration and a guided tasting of all of the Cowgirl Creamery cheeses. Book early (at least a month in advance) as tours fill up quickly. $5cheesetrail-home-redhawk

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    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Cowgirl Creamery
    80 Fourth Street
    Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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    Apr9

    Three Cheeses in Three Hours – With Wine!

    Learn to make three types of cheese (mozzarella, burrata, and chevre) in three hours in this hands-on workshop. The perfect date or night out – sample cheeses all along the way while sipping expertly paired wines. 21+ only. For more information: farmcurious.com/classes or call (510) 877 - 9955

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    11:00 am – 2:00 pm

    FARMcurious
    4053 Harlan Street, Ste 201
    Emeryville, 94608

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    Apr9

    Straus Home Ranch Tour

    Take a walk in the pastures, with stunning views of Tomales Bay, meet the heifers (teenage cows), and hear tales (not tails!) of growing up on the farm, followed by an artisan cheese tasting at the ranch’s recently renovated 150-year-old home. IMG_4084

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    2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

    Straus Home Ranch
    22888 Shoreline Highway 1
    Marshall, CA 94940

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    Apr10

    Grilled Cheese, Please!

    Oooey, gooey ribbons of delectable, melted cheese sandwiched between butter-crisped slices of sourdough, wheat, rye, and even focaccia and croissant, combined with favorite foods such as bacon, piquillo peppers, seasonal veggies, caramelized onions, pears, herbs, and so much more--just the thought leads us to one heck of a run-on sentence. Laura Werlin, highly respected authority on cheese and award-winning author of five books on the subject, leads this class in tasting the cheeses and sandwiches of everyone's favorite indulgence. Naturally, she pairs with her favorite wine!

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    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Cheese School of San Francisco
    2124 Folsom Street
    San Francisco, CA 94110

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    Apr11
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
      Apr14

      Cowgirl Creamery Class

      A presentation on West Marin, Cowgirl's beginnings, and their cheese. You’ll get an up-close curd-making demonstration and a guided tasting of all of the Cowgirl Creamery cheeses. Book early (at least a month in advance) as tours fill up quickly. $5cheesetrail-home-redhawk

      Tickets & Information
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Cowgirl Creamery
      80 Fourth Street
      Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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      Apr15

      Skyhill Farms

      Join The McCosker Family as they walk you through their family goat cheese business and taste their delicious craft of love. A tasting of St. Supéry Estate wines will follow.

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      11:00 am – 12:30 pm

      St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery
      8440 St Helena Highway
      Rutherford , CA 94573

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      Apr15

      Book Signing with Ron Herbst

      Join any of the scheduled wine tastings and meet Author Ron Herbst. He will be signing his two books: New Wine Lover’s Companion and The Cheese Lover’s Companion. Ron Herbst, long a passionate and dedicated wine connoisseur and foodie, is a food and wine journalist and consultant. Books available for purchase at the winery.

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      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery
      8440 St Helena Highway
      Rutherford , CA 94573

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      Apr15

      A Tale of Two Cheesemakers: Our Cheese … Our Story: Laura Chenel and Marin French Hosted by Zach Pass

      Join a memorable cheese and wine pairing with selections from Marin French Cheese, the oldest continually operating cheese company in America and Laura Chenel who pioneered the success of goat cheese for the American palate. Four cheeses will be thoughtfully paired with St. Supéry Estate Wines.

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      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery
      8440 St Helena Highway
      Rutherford , CA 94573

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      Apr17

      Honey & Cheese

      Vanessa Chang and Michael Kalish are excited to induct you into the secret world of the honeybee with a remarkable class. You'll be amazed by the work and coordination that goes into making this sweet elixir and the great variety of flavor. We'll pair each honey with a different artisan cheese: the result is nothing but sweetness and light. This class is a student favorite! Come and bee illuminated!

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      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Cheese School of San Francisco
      2124 Folsom Street
      San Francisco, CA 94110

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        Apr18

        Spring Cheese

        It’s almost May and foodie hearts are swooning at the first sights and flavors of Spring. Few of the new year’s pleasures are greeted with as much joy as the wobbly legs and little baa’s of baby goats and lambs. Babies on the farm means milk for cheesemakers. Cheese expert Amanda Parker will lead you in a tasting of the first cheeses of the year.

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        6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

        Cheese School of San Francisco
        2124 Folsom Street
        San Francisco, CA 94110

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        Apr21

        Cowgirl Creamery Class

        A presentation on West Marin, Cowgirl's beginnings, and their cheese. You’ll get an up-close curd-making demonstration and a guided tasting of all of the Cowgirl Creamery cheeses. Book early (at least a month in advance) as tours fill up quickly. $5cheesetrail-home-redhawk

        Tickets & Information
        11:00 am – 12:00 pm

        Cowgirl Creamery
        80 Fourth Street
        Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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        Apr22

        Fancy Food Workshop

        Learn 4 food skills in one great class! This hands-on workshop serves up some of our tastiest homesteading skills: cheesemaking, meat curing, fermenting, and jamming!

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        11:00 am – 4:00 pm

        FARMcurious
        4053 Harlan Street, Ste 201
        Emeryville, 94608

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        Apr23

        Wine Meets Cheese: Six Slam-Dunk Pairings Hosted by Janet Fletcher

        Learn how to create the kind of marriages that make sparks fly. In this sit-down tasting, you will sample six St. Supéry wines and six cheeses that are made for each other. Your guides: St. Supéry Estate Sommelier & Napa Valley’s Janet Fletcher. Take home a signed copy of Cheese & Wine to ensure that your future pairings are just as successful.

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        11:00 am – 12:30 pm

        St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery
        8440 St Helena Highway
        Rutherford , CA 94573

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        Apr23

        How to make Homemade Mozzarella Hosted by Chef Nash Cognetti

        An experience any cheese fan will revel in, watch and learn as St. Helena’s Tra Vigne and Tre Posti’s Executive Chef, Nash Cognetti, pulls his signature “Mozzarella al Minuto”. You are invited to join in in the process and enjoy the delicious cheese paired with a tasting of St. Supéry Estate wines lead by Estate Sommelier, Tom Markakis.

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        2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

        St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery
        8440 St Helena Highway
        Rutherford , CA 94573

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        Apr24

        Spring Sparklers

        Prosecco, cava, California sparkling wine, champagne. If you ask us, everything tastes better with bubbles. But some cheeses really do sing to the tune of fruity, floral effervescence. Join us for an evening of exploring the best of Springtime pairings of cheese and sparkling wine. 

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        6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

        Cheese School of San Francisco
        2124 Folsom Street
        San Francisco, CA 94110

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        Apr27

        Afterwork Cheesemaking: Mozzarella & Burrata

        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, your instructor, who is also a cheesemaker, will not only demystify the mozz, but also get you on the road to making perfect ovalini and bocconcini just in time for all that wonderful summer produce. But wait! There’s more! We’ll use our curds to make everyone’s favorite cheese, burrata. 

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        6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

        Cheese School of San Francisco
        2124 Folsom Street
        San Francisco, CA 94110

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        Apr28

        Cowgirl Creamery Class

        A presentation on West Marin, Cowgirl's beginnings, and their cheese. You’ll get an up-close curd-making demonstration and a guided tasting of all of the Cowgirl Creamery cheeses. Book early (at least a month in advance) as tours fill up quickly. $5cheesetrail-home-redhawk

        Tickets & Information
        11:00 am – 12:00 pm

        Cowgirl Creamery
        80 Fourth Street
        Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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        Apr29

        The Art of Making the Perfect Cheese Plate Hosted by Jessica Lawrenz

        Join Jessica Lawrenz, the 2017 Cheesemonger Invitational winner, as she teaches how to create the perfect cheese plate. She is excited to mentor you as you assemble the perfect plate with local artisan cheese and accouterments. The workshop will conclude with a perfectly paired St. Supéry Estate wine tasting.

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        11:00 am – 12:00 pm

        St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery
        8440 St Helena Highway
        Rutherford , CA 94573

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        Apr29

        The Art of Making the Perfect Cheese Plate Hosted by Jessica Lawrenz

        Join Jessica Lawrenz, the 2017 Cheesemonger Invitational winner, as she teaches how to create the perfect cheese plate. She is excited to mentor you as you assemble the perfect plate with local artisan cheese and accouterments. The workshop will conclude with a perfectly paired St. Supéry Estate wine tasting.

        Tickets & Information
        2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

        St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery
        8440 St Helena Highway
        Rutherford , CA 94573

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