Tours, Tastings, Classes & More

Upcoming Cheese Events

Aug3

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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Aug5

Learn About Cheese while Drinking Wine

Join The Cheese Board Collective and POE Wines for an afternoon of sipping wine, tasting cheese, and learning about both in the process. We will delve into different cheese types and styles, and understand what words like “washed rind” and “affinage” actually mean. Wine and Vermouth will be paired with a range of cheeses allowing you to explore all of the matching possibilities.

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cheese Board Collective
1512 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709

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Aug9

DIY Easy Cheesemaking – Chevre

You'll not only learn how to make your own French chèvre in two hours,you'll learn how to make 3 easy, chèvre party dishes. Then you'll sit down to enjoy your appetizers over a glass of sparkling wine.

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6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Aug10

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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Aug12

Cheesemaking – Washed Rinds

Your chèvre is fluffy and tangy. Now you're ready for you next challenge: Washed Rinds. In this class, you'll learn how to make these funky, creamy rounds (with a twist). You will be lead in inoculating fresh milk, recognizing when the curd has set, then layering the curd in the form. Over the next month you'll take you little cheese home to care for it and watch it ripen!

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

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

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Aug12

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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Aug12

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. 

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

Straus Home Ranch
22888 Shoreline Highway 1
Marshall, CA 94940

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Aug16

Blended Beauties: Cow, Goat, Sheep

Cow’s milk is buttery. Goat’s milk is tangy. Sheep’s milk is thick and rich. Working with more than one type of milk allows a cheesemaker to get creative and develop signature recipes that resemble no one else’s. Like some wines, the best mixed-milk cheeses achieve complexity through blending. Tonight, we’ll taste some stellar examples of two-milk and three-milk blends from the U.S. and beyond and see if we can detect the contribution of each milk type.

Tickets & Information
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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Aug17

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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Aug18

Cheesemaking 101 Class

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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Aug19

DIY Cheesemaking – Chevre, Apps & Bubbles

Learn how to make your own French chèvre in two hours. Watch a demo how to make the richest, creamiest, fluffiest chèvre you've ever had. Then we'll make 3 easy, seasonal, chèvre party apps. We'll finish by sipping bubbles with our French cheese creations.

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11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Aug23

Making Mozzarella Cheese

In this workshop, we'll discuss the basics of cheese science, what milk to use and how to make your own mozzarella cheese at home! We will get hands-on as we move through the stages of cheesemaking: fermenting the milk, cutting and stretching the curds. We will taste some of our favorite finished versions of mozzarella.

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7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Preserved
5032 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609

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Aug24

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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Aug25

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.

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

FARMcurious
825 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94710

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Aug25

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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Aug26

Weirauch Farm Visit + Cheese Tasting

Celebrate with us the end of our milking season with a casual farm visit & cheese tasting! When you first arrive we will meet some of our wooly sheep friends and take a peek into our tiny dairy where we seasonally milk the ewes. We will finish with a guided cheese tasting at communal picnic tables, under the shade canopy of Bay, Buckeye and Oak.

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1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Weirauch Farm & Creamery
4947 Petaluma Hill Rd
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

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