Tours, Tastings, Classes & More

Upcoming Cheese Events

May5

Three Cheeses in Three Hours with Wine

Learn to make three types of cheese (mozzarella, burrata, and chèvre) 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
825 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94710

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May5

Garden Variety Cheese Open House

Come on out to the farm for our spring open house! Meet our dairy flock and see how and where Garden Variety Cheese is produced. There will be tours of the dairy and cheesemaking facilities. There will be lots of baby lambs to pet and piglets to feed. You are welcome to bring a picnic or we will have food for sale, all with meat from the farm. As well as beer from Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing and wine from Odonato Winery. In addition you can learn about our Adopt-A-Ewe program, taste our aged cheeses, and bring home some whey-fed pork. We will have meat, eggs and cheese for sale so bring a cooler. This is a family friendly event--bring the kids to pet the sheep and explore Fort Awesome! PLEASE NO DOGS Parking will be $10 per vehicle. 322916_243623205679817_4639122_o

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12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Monkey Flower Ranch
1481 San Miguel Canyon Road
Royal Oaks, CA 95076

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May5

Jollity Farm Goat Dairy Tour

Jollity Farm is a small farmstead goat dairy. Our farm tours are conducted by the owner/cheesemaker, so you will get to see and ask questions about both the livestock side of the operation and the cheese making. See our milking parlor, our goat barn, and peek in to our creamery. Your tour will end with a sampling of cheese.

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2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Jollity Farm
5314 Marigold Mine Way
Garden Valley, CA 95633

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May6

Hands on Cheesemaking Class with Award Winning Cheesemaker Sheana Davis

Cheesemaker Sheana Davis breaks down the barriers to cheesemaking, making it accessible, easy and fun with energetic, hands-on classes that teach participants how to craft a fresh, warm ricotta cheese that is ready to serve and enjoy within 90 minutes. Upon arrival, guests are welcomed with locally crafted wine and and artisanal cheeses.

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1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Epicurean Connection
400 West Spain Street
Sonoma, CA 95476

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May12

Three Cheeses in Three Hours with Wine

Learn to make three types of cheese (mozzarella, burrata, and chèvre) 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
825 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94710

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May12

Cheesemaking Class

Looking for that once in a lifetime cheese making experience? This class is for you! Upon arrival you will roll up your sleeves, put on a hairnet and get your hands wet in a Vat full of curds and whey! You will learn how to use the equipment and see the cheese aging room before being treated to a full ranch tour & tasting with glass of wine.

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11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Achadinha Cheese Company
750 Chileno Valley Road
Petaluma, 94952

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May17

Cheese Meets Chardonnay

You’ve probably heard sommeliers say that cheese pairs best with white wine. That theory will be tested with both young and aged Chardonnays from Trefethen Family Vineyards, a Napa Valley winery famous for them. Trefethen has promised to reach into its collection of prized older vintages—Chardonnays acclaimed by critics for aging gracefully. And Janet Fletcher, your guide, has just the cheeses for them!

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5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Trefethen Family Vineyards
1160 Oak Knoll Ave West
Napa, CA 94558

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May18

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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1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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May19

Jollity Farm Goat Dairy Tour

Jollity Farm is a small farmstead goat dairy. Our farm tours are conducted by the owner/cheesemaker, so you will get to see and ask questions about both the livestock side of the operation and the cheese making. See our milking parlor, our goat barn, and peek in to our creamery. Your tour will end with a sampling of cheese.

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2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Jollity Farm
5314 Marigold Mine Way
Garden Valley, CA 95633

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May24

Achadinha Farm Tour

Interested in learning more about ranch life? You'll love our traditional farm tour! Guests will be treated to a full ranch tour that includes everything from the cheese plant, milking parlor and the loafing barns where the girls hang out. Naturally there will be cheese tasting before you head on down the road.

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1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
May25

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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1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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May26

Achadinha Family Farmstead Tour

Interested in learning more about ranch life? You'll love our traditional farm tour! Guests will be treated to a full ranch tour that includes everything from the cheese plant, milking parlor and the loafing barns where the girls hang out. Naturally there will be cheese tasting before you head on down the road.

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11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Achadinha Cheese Company
750 Chileno Valley Road
Petaluma, 94952

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May27

Full-Day Cheesemaking Bootcamp: Learn to Make 7 Cheeses in One Day!

Learn to make seven of the best beginner cheeses in one all-day, hands-on workshop: mozzarella, burrata, chèvre, ricotta, feta, yogurt & paneer. You'll enjoy a sampling of bubbly, red and white wines as you explore the history of cheesemaking, important facts about milk and the complex biology and chemistry behind turning milk into tasty cheese.

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FARMcurious
825 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94710

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May27

Cheesemaking 101: Feta, Ricotta, Yogurt & Paneer

Learn to make 4 of the best beginner cheeses in one fantastic, hands-on workshop: ricotta, feta, yogurt & paneer. You'll enjoy a fun sampling of wine as you explore the history of cheesemaking, important facts about milk and how to fit cheesemaking into your life. www.farmcurious.com/classes or 510-877-9955. Yelp Reviews: http://ow.ly/tG8Z30bkLuw

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11:00 am – 2:00 pm

FARMcurious
825 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94710

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May27

Three Cheeses in Three Hours with Wine

Learn to make three types of cheese (mozzarella, burrata, and chèvre) 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
825 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94710

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May29

Spring Wood-Fired Pizza

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. This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/Y2hlZXNlc2Nob29sc2FuZnJhbkBnbWFpbC5jb20.4kvt2q5uobnsqjbps6u3uibrtj?hs=121

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Cheese School of San Francisco
900 North Point St, Ghirardelli Square
San Francisco, CA 94109

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