Tours, Tastings, Classes & More

Upcoming Cheese Events

Jun1

Hands on Cheesemaking Class with Award Wining Cheesemaker

Hands on monthly cheesemaking classes with award winning cheesemaker Sheana Davis. New topic each month.  The Cheese classes are held on the first Friday of each month from 1:00-3:00.  To register, please call 707-938-7917.

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1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cook Vineyard Management
19626 Eighth Street East
Sonoma, CA 95476

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Jun1

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 – 3:00 pm

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

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Jun2

Farm Tour & Cheese Tasting

Come out and meet the flock of 100 dairy sheep and see where and how Garden Variety makes their award-winning cheeses and yogurt. You will tour the milking parlor, cheesemaking facility and aging cave, and visit with the sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, dogs and cats. The tour concludes with a cheese tasting. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

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2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Garden Variety Cheese & Monkeyflower Ranch
1481 San Miguel Canyon Road
Royal Oaks, 95076

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Jun3

Spring Cheesemaking: Fresh Cheeses with Leaves and Flowers

Few of the new year’s pleasures are greeted with as much joy as the wobbly legs and little sounds of baby animals and the first bright blooms in the garden. In this class you’ll learn to make queso fresco, fromage blanc, and ricotta from scratch, then marinate each in its own springtime bouquet of leaves, herbs, and flowers. This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/Y2hlZXNlc2Nob29sc2FuZnJhbkBnbWFpbC5jb20.4tnl9qm3nl8i6bf8h3q1nr8aqa?hs=121

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Cheese School of San Francisco, 2124 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
2001 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA

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Jun5

Tradition, Tradition! Cheese for the New World

Ever wonder where American cheesemakers learned it all? Look no further! Juliana Uruburu of Market Hall Foods has spent her career educating cheese lovers far and wide on the wonders of cheese and will take you on historical cheese journey. In this class, you will compare and contrast "old world" cheeses from Europe to their new world American counterparts. Inspiration never tasted so cheesy! This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/Y2hlZXNlc2Nob29sc2FuZnJhbkBnbWFpbC5jb20.0qb7jtc4kvmuo9ce1j2s4dqf34?hs=121

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Cheese School of San Francisco, 2124 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
2001 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA

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Jun8

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 – 3:00 pm

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

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Jun9

Achadinha Family Farmstead Cheese Class 101

This Class Includes: ​ Hands on Cheese Making Full Ranch Tour Animal TLC Lunch including a glass of wine Length of Class 2.5 hours

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11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Achadinha Cheese Company
750 Chileno Valley Road
Petaluma, 94952

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Jun9

Farm Tour & Cheese Tasting

Come out and meet the flock of 100 dairy sheep and see where and how Garden Variety makes their award-winning cheeses and yogurt. You will tour the milking parlor, cheesemaking facility and aging cave, and visit with the sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, dogs and cats. The tour concludes with a cheese tasting. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

Tickets & Information
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Garden Variety Cheese & Monkeyflower Ranch
1481 San Miguel Canyon Road
Royal Oaks, 95076

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Jun10

Hands on Cheesmaking 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 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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Jun10

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. 

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2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Straus Home Ranch
22888 Shoreline Highway 1
Marshall, CA 94940

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Jun12

Afterwork Cheesemaking: Mozzarella + Buratta

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, accomplished cheesemaker Sacha Laurin, will not only demystify the mozz, but also get you on the road to making perfect ovalini and bocconcini every time. But wait! There’s more! We’ll use our curds to make everyone’s favorite cheese, burrata. This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/Y2hlZXNlc2Nob29sc2FuZnJhbkBnbWFpbC5jb20.596r5hufjk9ncahcapld8gf33p?hs=121

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Cheese School of San Francisco, 2124 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
2001 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA

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Jun13

Cheese 101

This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/Y2hlZXNlc2Nob29sc2FuZnJhbkBnbWFpbC5jb20.00pv8tc9orjqut98rvdj91f42e?hs=121

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Cheese School of San Francisco, 2124 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
2001 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA

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Jun15

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 – 3:00 pm

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

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Jun16

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

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

FARMcurious
825 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94710

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Jun16

Farm Tour & Cheese Tasting

Come out and meet the flock of 100 dairy sheep and see where and how Garden Variety makes their award-winning cheeses and yogurt. You will tour the milking parlor, cheesemaking facility and aging cave, and visit with the sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, dogs and cats. The tour concludes with a cheese tasting. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

Tickets & Information
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Garden Variety Cheese & Monkeyflower Ranch
1481 San Miguel Canyon Road
Royal Oaks, 95076

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Jun18

California Dreamin’: A Celebration of California Cheese

We all know and love Humboldt Fog and Mt. Tam, but there is a wide world of California cheese yet undiscovered by the everyday cheese lover. Join Waldemar Albrecht and Rachel Perez on a journey through the Golden State to experience some lesser known gems and some California classics. There's a reason that happy cows come from California! This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/Y2hlZXNlc2Nob29sc2FuZnJhbkBnbWFpbC5jb20.03k9basuuh7o6c1hoq8lf8kbia?hs=121

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Cheese School of San Francisco, 2124 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
2001 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA

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Jun21

Italianissimo!

From the Italian Alps to Sicily’s sheep farms, Italy is cheese country. Seems like every little village has its own pecorino or robiola or cave-aged blue. We’ll meander the back roads of the Italian “boot” tonight, tasting small-production cheeses that I bet you don’t know, and some superior versions of the classics. The country that gave us Parmigiano-Reggiano has so many more cheeses to love.

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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Jun22

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 – 3:00 pm

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

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Jun23

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

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

FARMcurious
825 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94710

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Jun23

Farm Tour & Cheese Tasting

Come out and meet the flock of 100 dairy sheep and see where and how Garden Variety makes their award-winning cheeses and yogurt. You will tour the milking parlor, cheesemaking facility and aging cave, and visit with the sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, dogs and cats. The tour concludes with a cheese tasting. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

Tickets & Information
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Garden Variety Cheese & Monkeyflower Ranch
1481 San Miguel Canyon Road
Royal Oaks, 95076

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Jun23

Dine at the Farmer’s Table

Farmer and chef Rebecca King will be preparing family-style meals highlighting Garden Variety Cheese and Monkey Flower Ranch Meats with local & organic ingredients. TICKETS: $45 adults, $20 kids (12 & under) Includes farm tour and 3 course dinner.

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4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Garden Variety Cheese & Monkeyflower Ranch
1481 San Miguel Canyon Road
Royal Oaks, 95076

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Jun24

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

Learn to make brie & camembert at home! Indulge in some of the most decadent cheese and wine the world has to offer while you learn about how to taste and craft your own bloomy-rinded cheese (like brie) & pair it with a sommelier-curated collection of terroir-inspired wines. "Edible homework" included. WWW.FARMCURIOUS.COM/CLASSES or 510-877-9955.

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11:00 am – 2:00 pm

FARMcurious
825 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94710

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Jun29

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 – 3:00 pm

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

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