Tours, Tastings, Classes & More

Upcoming Cheese Events

Oct1

Farm Tour and Tasting

If you’ve ever been curious about milking a dairy goat, wanted to cuddle a baby goat, or wished to learn more about sustainable farming, this Sonoma County goat farm tour is for you! Meet the intelligent, “capricious” animals and the sustainable, Certified Humane® farm where they happily live alongside chickens, beehives and more. See sustainability in action, from the solar array and rainwater catchment tanks to the pioneering use of tagasaste, an innovative goat fodder crop. Enjoy and learn about the olive and fruit orchards and new hop yard. You’re welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy the peaceful, western Sonoma County farm after the tour concludes.   You MUST register to go on this tour.

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11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery, 5480 Thomas Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472, United States

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Oct1

California Artisan Cheese Month

Draeger's Market is proud to announce the first annual October is California Artisan Cheese Month. In support of the American Cheese Society and October is American Cheese Month, we will be recognizing California Artisan Cheese. Come to any of our four locations every day of October and enjoy samples and education. Proudly supporting ACS and ACE.

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11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Draeger’s
222 East 4th Avenue
San Mateo, 94401

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Oct1

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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Oct2

Southern Hospitality Comes to Northern California

Join Tomales Bay Foods as we welcome Nathan Arnold of Tennessee's Sequatchie Cove Creamery and Atlanta-based cheese expert Tim Gaddis for an exploration of the history of agriculture and cheesemaking in the south. Nathan and Tim will lead a guided tasting of the region's best cheeses, and we'll conclude with a special southern-style meal.

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6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tomales Bay Foods
2080 Lakeville Highway
Petaluma, CA 94954

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Oct2

European Royalty: The Biggest Names in European Cheeses

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 Royalty. 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.

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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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Oct3

Afterwork Cheesemaking: Mozzarella and Burrata

Cheddar. For many of us, it’s the first cheese we taste. To this day, it’s all but impossible to turn down a hunk of this tangy, savory, robust delight. In this class, you’ll learn to make your own, taste the freshly made curd, then take your wee block home to continue aging under your gentle care. Professional and home cheesemaker Sacha Laurin leads.

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6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

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Oct5

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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Oct5

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.

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11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cowgirl Creamery
80 Fourth Street
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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Oct5

Cheese + Beer 101

We all know the legendary bond that wine and cheese have in our minds, but have you ever sat down and really tasted beer and cheese together? If not, you should! Beer and cheese have a long history as mates, dating back to northern European monasteries of the middle ages, but only in the last decade has this trend found America. At this event, we'll be pairing five domestic cheeses with five local craft beers, and exploring the rainbow of flavor combinations that result. After all, why does wine get to have all the fun?

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6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Maker’s Common
1954 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704

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Oct5

Fall Reds and Cheese

While white and rosé wines typically hold court in summer, fall ushers in the deep hues of red wine. From light- to full-bodied, reds can be a delicious pairing for cheese. In this class you’ll meet four autumn-ready red wines and the cheeses that love them. Wine and cheese pairing master Liz Rubin leads.

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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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Oct6

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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Oct6

Point Reyes Farmstead Farm Tour

Every Friday, May-October, from 1:30-3pm -- join a walking farm tour and a casual cheese tasting. Come a little early to enjoy a housemade ice cream sandwich on the patio and stroll around the edible garden.
 
DESCRIPTION: 
On the walking farm tour you'll learn the history of our farm and agriculture in the region, the life cycle (from birth) of a closed-herd of Holsteins, what Farmstead means and why it's important how artisan cheese is made. Back on The Fork patio, you'll enjoy a sampling of our cheeses and have the option to visit the retail cart before you depart. Arrive a little early to enjoy The Fork’s house-made ice cream sandwiches as you stroll through our edible garden and take photos with the baby calves.
 
MENU: 
Fresh Mozzarella, Toma, Bay Blue, Original Blue, The Fork's Pimento Cheese and more!
 
DETAILS: 
Arrival 1:30pm Walking Farm Tour 1:40 - 2:30pm Cheese Tasting 2:40 - 3:15pm Retail Sales Available/Departure 3:20-3:30pm
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Tickets & Information
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Point Reyes Farmstead
14700 Highway One
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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Oct6

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
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cowgirl Creamery
80 Fourth Street
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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Oct6

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. 

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

Cowgirl Creamery
80 Fourth Street
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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Oct7

Farm Tour and Tasting

If you’ve ever been curious about milking a dairy goat, wanted to cuddle a baby goat, or wished to learn more about sustainable farming, this Sonoma County goat farm tour is for you! Meet the intelligent, “capricious” animals and the sustainable, CERTIFIED HUMANE® farm where they happily live alongside chickens, beehives and more. See sustainability in action, from the solar array and rainwater catchment tanks to the pioneering use of tagasaste, an innovative goat fodder crop. Enjoy and learn about the olive and fruit orchards and new hop yard. You’re welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy the peaceful, western Sonoma County farm after the tour concludes.   You MUST register to go on this tour.

Tickets & Information
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery, 5480 Thomas Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472, United States

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Oct8

Farm Tour and Tasting

If you’ve ever been curious about milking a dairy goat, wanted to cuddle a baby goat, or wished to learn more about sustainable farming, this Sonoma County goat farm tour is for you! Meet the intelligent, “capricious” animals and the sustainable, CERTIFIED HUMANE® farm where they happily live alongside chickens, beehives and more. See sustainability in action, from the solar array and rainwater catchment tanks to the pioneering use of tagasaste, an innovative goat fodder crop. Enjoy and learn about the olive and fruit orchards and new hop yard. You’re welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy the peaceful, western Sonoma County farm after the tour concludes.   You MUST register to go on this tour.

Tickets & Information
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery, 5480 Thomas Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472, United States

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Oct10

Cheese & Beer 101

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. Cheese and beer nut Chris Munsey will lead you in an introduction to the lovely couple.

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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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Oct12

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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Oct12

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.

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11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cowgirl Creamery
80 Fourth Street
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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Oct13

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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Oct13

Point Reyes Farmstead Farm Tour

Every Friday, May-October, from 1:30-3pm -- join a walking farm tour and a casual cheese tasting. Come a little early to enjoy a housemade ice cream sandwich on the patio and stroll around the edible garden.
 
DESCRIPTION: 
On the walking farm tour you'll learn the history of our farm and agriculture in the region, the life cycle (from birth) of a closed-herd of Holsteins, what Farmstead means and why it's important how artisan cheese is made. Back on The Fork patio, you'll enjoy a sampling of our cheeses and have the option to visit the retail cart before you depart. Arrive a little early to enjoy The Fork’s house-made ice cream sandwiches as you stroll through our edible garden and take photos with the baby calves.
 
MENU: 
Fresh Mozzarella, Toma, Bay Blue, Original Blue, The Fork's Pimento Cheese and more!
 
DETAILS: 
Arrival 1:30pm Walking Farm Tour 1:40 - 2:30pm Cheese Tasting 2:40 - 3:15pm Retail Sales Available/Departure 3:20-3:30pm
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Tickets & Information
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Point Reyes Farmstead
14700 Highway One
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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Oct13

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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2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cowgirl Creamery
80 Fourth Street
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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Oct13

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. 

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

Cowgirl Creamery
80 Fourth Street
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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Oct14

Farm Tour and Tasting

If you’ve ever been curious about milking a dairy goat, wanted to cuddle a baby goat, or wished to learn more about sustainable farming, this Sonoma County goat farm tour is for you! Meet the intelligent, “capricious” animals and the sustainable, CERTIFIED HUMANE® farm where they happily live alongside chickens, beehives and more. See sustainability in action, from the solar array and rainwater catchment tanks to the pioneering use of tagasaste, an innovative goat fodder crop. Enjoy and learn about the olive and fruit orchards and new hop yard. You’re welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy the peaceful, western Sonoma County farm after the tour concludes.   You MUST register to go on this tour.

Tickets & Information
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery, 5480 Thomas Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472, United States

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Oct15

ALL-DAY CHEESEMAKING BOOTCAMP WITH SOMMELIER-LED WINE PAIRING

Hit our two most popular cheesemaking classes all in one day with a special sommelier-led wine pairing! Learn to taste & make brie and camembert in the afternoon then mozzarella, burrata and fresh chèvre in the evening. For more information: farmcurious.com/classes or call (510) 877 - 9955. Yelp Reviews: http://ow.ly/tG8Z30bkLuw

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FARMcurious
4053 Harlan Street, Ste 201
Emeryville, 94608

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Oct15

HANDS-ON BRIE-MAKING & TASTING TOUR WITH SOMMELIER-LED WINE PAIRING

Make brie in time for Thanksgiving! Indulge in some of the most decadent cheese and wine the country has to offer while you learn about how to taste and craft your own bloomy-rinded cheese (like brie) & learn to pair it with a sommelier-curated collection of West Coast wines. 21+ only. www.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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Oct15

Farm Tour and Tasting

If you’ve ever been curious about milking a dairy goat, wanted to cuddle a baby goat, or wished to learn more about sustainable farming, this Sonoma County goat farm tour is for you! Meet the intelligent, “capricious” animals and the sustainable, CERTIFIED HUMANE® farm where they happily live alongside chickens, beehives and more. See sustainability in action, from the solar array and rainwater catchment tanks to the pioneering use of tagasaste, an innovative goat fodder crop. Enjoy and learn about the olive and fruit orchards and new hop yard. You’re welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy the peaceful, western Sonoma County farm after the tour concludes.   You MUST register to go on this tour.

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery, 5480 Thomas Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472, United States

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Oct15

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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4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

FARMcurious
4053 Harlan Street, Ste 201
Emeryville, 94608

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Oct17

Wood fired pizza making

The perfect pizza: a crust that's crispy yet chewy; thin yet strong enough to hold toppings. While the pizza is a simple food, its subtleties can mean the difference between a soggy Frisbee and a Platonic circle of perfection. The Cheese School's own executive chef Jocelyn VanLandingham will teach you the wood-firing techniques that pizzaioli use to make a reliably perfect crust. You'll learn the oven hacks you can employ when baking the at-home pie. Finally, you'll compare the wood-fired to the oven-made to see if you can taste the difference.

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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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Oct19

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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Oct19

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.

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11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cowgirl Creamery
80 Fourth Street
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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Oct20

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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Oct20

Point Reyes Farmstead Farm Tour

Every Friday, May-October, from 1:30-3pm -- join a walking farm tour and a casual cheese tasting. Come a little early to enjoy a housemade ice cream sandwich on the patio and stroll around the edible garden.
 
DESCRIPTION: 
On the walking farm tour you'll learn the history of our farm and agriculture in the region, the life cycle (from birth) of a closed-herd of Holsteins, what Farmstead means and why it's important how artisan cheese is made. Back on The Fork patio, you'll enjoy a sampling of our cheeses and have the option to visit the retail cart before you depart. Arrive a little early to enjoy The Fork’s house-made ice cream sandwiches as you stroll through our edible garden and take photos with the baby calves.
 
MENU: 
Fresh Mozzarella, Toma, Bay Blue, Original Blue, The Fork's Pimento Cheese and more!
 
DETAILS: 
Arrival 1:30pm Walking Farm Tour 1:40 - 2:30pm Cheese Tasting 2:40 - 3:15pm Retail Sales Available/Departure 3:20-3:30pm
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Tickets & Information
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Point Reyes Farmstead
14700 Highway One
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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Oct20

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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2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cowgirl Creamery
80 Fourth Street
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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Oct20

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. 

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2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cowgirl Creamery
80 Fourth Street
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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Oct20

Central Coast Cheese and Wine Celebration

Experience the Terroir of Monterey County at its best! Join the producers from Garden Variety Cheese, Schoch Family Farmstead, Odonata Winery and Cima Collina Winery at Happy Girl Kitchen in Pacific Grove to celebrate local agriculture and the work of the Resource Conservation District of Monterey County. All proceeds will be donated to the RCD for their work in protecting and conserving local farmland, wildlife, and waterways. We will be offering up tastes of award-winning sheep, goat and cow's milk cheeses from Central Coast farmstead cheesemakers Garden Variety Cheese, Schoch Family Farmstead, Stepladder Creamery and Central Coast Creamery and pairings of locally produced wines from Odonata and Cima Collina Wineries. There will be sampling of Happy Girl Kitchen's line of famous preserves along with honey from Las Lomas Lavender and Honey, jam from Friend in Cheeses and chocolate ganache cream cheese brownies from Barbara McHale. There will be small bites as well to make sure everyone leaves stuffed!

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5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Happy Girl Kitchen
173 Central Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

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Oct21

Three-Day Intensive Cheese Education Program

Our Three-Day Intensive Cheese Education Program is led by Market Hall Foods General Manager, Juliana Uruburu, and is intended for cheesemongers, chefs, caterers and other food professionals looking to improve their cheese knowledge. It’s a hands on experience in the classroom and on a farm. You’ll gain knowledge and insight from the top cheese shop owners in the area. The program covers:

  • The ins and outs of buying and caring for cheese
  • How to taste cheese at a professional level
  • Cheese pairing approaches to beverages and food
  • Basics of cheesemaking
  • A visit to a successful farmstead cheese operation
  • Lessons learned from a local cheese shop owner
  • A vertical tasting of milk, yogurt, and fresh cheeses
  • And tasting of at least 45 different cheeses over the three days.
If you are looking to open a cheese shop, create a cheese program, want to enhance your cheesemonger training, or just learn more about cheese than you thought possible, this program is for you. Classes are kept small so that students have the opportunity to ask questions, connect with our world-class instructors, and each other. Alumni of our program have opened wonderful shops across the U.S. and Canada.  Please call our office at 415-346-7530 to hear more about the program.

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

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Oct21

Farm Tour and Tasting

If you’ve ever been curious about milking a dairy goat, wanted to cuddle a baby goat, or wished to learn more about sustainable farming, this Sonoma County goat farm tour is for you! Meet the intelligent, “capricious” animals and the sustainable, CERTIFIED HUMANE® farm where they happily live alongside chickens, beehives and more. See sustainability in action, from the solar array and rainwater catchment tanks to the pioneering use of tagasaste, an innovative goat fodder crop. Enjoy and learn about the olive and fruit orchards and new hop yard. You’re welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy the peaceful, western Sonoma County farm after the tour concludes.   You MUST register to go on this tour.

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11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery, 5480 Thomas Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472, United States

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Oct22

Farm Tour and Tasting

If you’ve ever been curious about milking a dairy goat, wanted to cuddle a baby goat, or wished to learn more about sustainable farming, this Sonoma County goat farm tour is for you! Meet the intelligent, “capricious” animals and the sustainable, CERTIFIED HUMANE® farm where they happily live alongside chickens, beehives and more. See sustainability in action, from the solar array and rainwater catchment tanks to the pioneering use of tagasaste, an innovative goat fodder crop. Enjoy and learn about the olive and fruit orchards and new hop yard. You’re welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy the peaceful, western Sonoma County farm after the tour concludes.   You MUST register to go on this tour.

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11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery, 5480 Thomas Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472, United States

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Oct24

Opening a Cheese Shop by the Numbers

Spending your days surrounded by cheese may sound like a dream job, but the real test for any cheesemonger is creating profitable business. Opening a Cheese Shop by the Numbers is designed to get you thinking about your bottom line: Opening equipment and inventory costs, inventory control, controlling shrinkage, margins, staffing, invoice management, and alternative profit channels. If you are thinking of opening a shop, already have one, or are looking to start a cheese program at your store, we want to get you the dollars-and-cents information you need to succeed. Cheese shop owner Rich Rogers of Scardello in Dallas, TX leads. Please call (415) 346-7530 for more information.

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8:00 am – 6:00 pm

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

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Oct26

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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Oct26

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.

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11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cowgirl Creamery
80 Fourth Street
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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Oct27

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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Oct27

Point Reyes Farmstead Farm Tour

Every Friday, May-October, from 1:30-3pm -- join a walking farm tour and a casual cheese tasting. Come a little early to enjoy a housemade ice cream sandwich on the patio and stroll around the edible garden.
 
DESCRIPTION: 
On the walking farm tour you'll learn the history of our farm and agriculture in the region, the life cycle (from birth) of a closed-herd of Holsteins, what Farmstead means and why it's important how artisan cheese is made. Back on The Fork patio, you'll enjoy a sampling of our cheeses and have the option to visit the retail cart before you depart. Arrive a little early to enjoy The Fork’s house-made ice cream sandwiches as you stroll through our edible garden and take photos with the baby calves.
 
MENU: 
Fresh Mozzarella, Toma, Bay Blue, Original Blue, The Fork's Pimento Cheese and more!
 
DETAILS: 
Arrival 1:30pm Walking Farm Tour 1:40 - 2:30pm Cheese Tasting 2:40 - 3:15pm Retail Sales Available/Departure 3:20-3:30pm
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Tickets & Information
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Point Reyes Farmstead
14700 Highway One
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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Oct27

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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2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cowgirl Creamery
80 Fourth Street
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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Oct27

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. 

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2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cowgirl Creamery
80 Fourth Street
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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Oct27

Cheese Tasting & Build a Cheese Plate

Building a Cheese Plate. Join us at Wheyward Girl Creamery as we taste a variety of cheeses. We will add accompaniments as we build our cheese plate.

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3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Wheyward Girl Creamery
209 Commercial Street
Nevada City, CA 95959

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Oct27

Wm. Cofield Cheesemaker’s Grand Opening

Grand Opening of California's newest cheesemaker.  At the Barlow. Party!

6:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Wm. Cofield Cheesemakers
6780 McKinley Street #110
Sebastopol, 95472

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Oct29

Cheesemaking 101

Beginning cheesemaking class. The class will cover milk, sanitation and simple beginning cheeses. Fromage Blanc, chev're and other soft cheeses will be made. Recipes will be handed out.

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10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Wheyward Girl Creamery
209 Commercial Street
Nevada City, CA 95959

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Oct29

Farm Tour and Tasting

If you’ve ever been curious about milking a dairy goat, wanted to cuddle a baby goat, or wished to learn more about sustainable farming, this Sonoma County goat farm tour is for you! Meet the intelligent, “capricious” animals and the sustainable, CERTIFIED HUMANE® farm where they happily live alongside chickens, beehives and more. See sustainability in action, from the solar array and rainwater catchment tanks to the pioneering use of tagasaste, an innovative goat fodder crop. Enjoy and learn about the olive and fruit orchards and new hop yard. You’re welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy the peaceful, western Sonoma County farm after the tour concludes.   You MUST register to go on this tour.

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11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery, 5480 Thomas Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472, United States

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Oct29

Ghoulish Pairings

Brace yourself for a fright night of terrifyingly good pairings. Cheese rinds that look like brains! Cheese mites! Even a worm-filled mac and cheese! It’ll be gory, but it’ll be good.

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5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

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