Tours, Tastings, Classes & More

Upcoming Cheese Events

Jun2

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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Jun3

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. Yelp Reviews: http://ow.ly/tG8Z30bkLuw

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11:00 am – 2:00 pm

FARMcurious
4053 Harlan Street, Ste 201
Emeryville, 94608

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Jun4

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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Jun5

Cheese & Wine Pairing 101

Pairing cheese and wine to bring out the best takes a little bit of science and a lot of experience. When you get it right, you know: the combination elevates what is already delicious into an experience that is truly transcendent. Get it wrong, and what should be a great cheese or wine falls flat (or worse.) In this class you'll learn some general guidelines that will help you get it right more often than wrong, and tasting tips that will help you identify your own personal favorites.  

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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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Jun6

Cheese & Wine of Italy

We all know Italy produces wonderful cheeses. But why is the variety so perplexingly wide? Why is mozzarella di bufala tart and a fior di latte mozzarella sweet? What accounts for the tenderness of a Pecorino Toscano and the brute forcefulness of a sheep's milk cheese from Sardinia? To fully understand the range of style and flavor of Italian cheese, one must understand the regional characteristics and culture. This class will provide a tasting tour of all the major cheese-producing regions of Italy. Led by Andy Lax of Fresca Italia, an importer and distributor that specializes in Italian cheeses, you'll taste the best and learn from a true expert. The cheeses will be paired with traditional wines and accompaniments that bring out the very best flavors of Italian cheese. Buon Gusto! 

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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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Jun7
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Jun9

    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

    Map
    Jun12

    Local Cheese, Local Wine

    The term locavore describes someone who eats food harvested from within a 100-mile radius of their home. Fortunately for us locavores and would-be locavores the Bay Area harvest delivers world-class cheese and wine. Wine and cheese expert Liz Rubin will explore local flavors and creations sourced from our own backyard.

    Tickets & Information
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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    Jun14

    European Cheese 101

    For those of you who have never met a cheese you didn’t like but still don’t know the difference between Comte and Stilton, look no further than European Cheese 101. This class will help you hone your palate and have you snobbing it up with your local cheesemonger on your next visit to the cheese counter. You’ll experience what is truly extraordinary and rare in fine cheese and learn of how they get that way.

    Tickets & Information
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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    Jun16

    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

    Map
    Jun18

    Basic Cheesemaking: Feta, Mascarpone, and Ricotta

    Ricotta, mascarpone, and feta are the cheeses that make appetizers and main courses sing. In this hands-on class, cheesemaker Sacha Laurin will teach you how to make the cheeses that will become staples in your fridge for many more meals to come. You'll try your creations in class and bring some home to share, or not. 

    Tickets & Information
    11:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

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    Jun19

    Endangered Cheese and Wine

    Believe it or not, some cheese and wine traditions are facing extinction. A few die-hard traditionalists are fighting against efficiency, rising costs, the power of mass market appeal and climate change. These old school cheeses and wines often contain long, fascinating histories, made using practices that seem both shockingly laborious and exquisitely beautiful. In this class Bi-Rite Cheese Buyer Jon Fancey and Mister Jiu’s Wine Director John Herbstritt will take you on a journey through a vanishing world. 

    Tickets & Information
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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    Jun21

    Summer Cheese and Charcuterie

    You say salami, I say salumi. Come learn the difference between the two and meet Italy’s finest carnivorous creations. Cured meat expert Vanessa Chang will introduce you to a variety of American and Italian artisans. While cheese expert Michael Kalish will pair each meat with its perfect summer cheese. All the while you’ll learn principles for pairing meat and cheese and wash your education down with our favorite wine of summer, Prosecco.

    Tickets & Information
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

    Map
    Jun23

    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

    Map
    Jun25

    Cheesemaking: Camembert

    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) from author Kirstin Jackson. Kirstin 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. We’ll keep in touch via Facebook to see how our camembert ripens! 

    Tickets & Information
    11:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

    Map
    Jun25

    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. Yelp Reviews: http://ow.ly/tG8Z30bkLuw

    Tickets & Information
    11:00 am – 2:00 pm

    FARMcurious
    4053 Harlan Street, Ste 201
    Emeryville, 94608

    Map
    Jun26

    Cheeses of Burgundy and Normandy

    The history of Normandy and Burgundy as told through cheese. French native Colette Hatch will lead you through an edible education of the region’s great cheeses. Think Chaource, Camembert au Calvados, Pont l'Eveque, Soumaintrain, and Epoisses. You’ll learn why after centuries their popularity endures.

    Tickets & Information
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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    Jun27

    Bring in ‘da Funk – Washed Rind Cheeses and Sour Beer

    Washed rind, aka stinky cheese devotees will revel in this celebration of funk. The soft textures and meaty, yet subtly sweet flavors characteristic of these cheeses keep fans coming back for more. Similarly, while sour beers might make some folks pucker, these wild ales are at the forefront of beer connoisseurship. With their complex flavors and exceedingly refreshing quality these ferments on the fringe are spectacular candidates for pairing with cheese, especially the “aromatic” variety. In this class you’ll explore both the breadth of offerings from this style of brew and the cheeses that make their match. Certified cicerone and cheese expert Chris Munsey leads.

    Tickets & Information
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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    Jun28

    Cheese and Wine of Spain

    Iberian cuisine seems to be new again these days, but the cuisine draws on traditions as old and venerable as those of France and Italy. From the Basque and Pyrénées regions in the north to the sun-kissed coast of the Mediterranean, Iberian dairy farmers (lecheros in Spanish) have been producing wonderful cow, sheep, and goat’s milk cheeses for centuries, with wine to match. You’ll traverse the mountain tops and drink from the oaken barrels with instructor Waldemar Albrecht.

    Tickets & Information
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

    Map