Tours, Tastings, Classes & More

Upcoming Cheese Events

Nov1

Beer vs. Wine

Cheese and wine have long been paramours. But there’s a new knockout in town: beer. Bi-Rite Market’s alcohol department head Liz Rubin will host this knock-down, drag-out battle for your taste buds. You’ll sample the six cheeses with six beverages; three wines, three beers. You’ll pick the winner.

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1:30 am – 3:30 am

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

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Nov3

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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Nov6

Cheese + 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 cheese. All the while you’ll learn principles for pairing meat and cheese and wash your education down with some friendly wines.

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2:30 am – 4:30 am

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

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Nov8

Mac + Cheese, Please!

Grilled cheese guru Laura Werlin has a new love: macaroni and cheese. Her book, Mac & Cheese, Please! is filled with recipes from America’s best chefs as well as those from her own inimitable kitchen. In this ode to melted cheese and pasta you’ll taste four of Laura’s oooiest, gooiest creations. If that wasn’t enough, you’ll pair a different wine with each of them. Prepare for a night of sweet diet-busting indulgence.

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2:30 am – 4:30 am

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

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Nov11

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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Nov11

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 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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Nov14

Cider + Cheese

Like beer, cider is experiencing a renaissance. Delightful and complex small-batch ciders are popping up in stores and bars throughout San Francisco. More forgiving than wine and sweeter than beer, cider is an ideal foil for the creamy complexity of fromage. Let cheese and cider pairing duo, Vanessa Chang and Victoria Tonini, introduce you to an array of the hard stuff and their perfect cheese partners. This is a pairing class sure to be easy on the palate.

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2:30 am – 4:30 am

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

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Nov15

Beer + Cheese 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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2:30 am – 4:30 am

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

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Nov17

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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Nov18

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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Nov18

Cheesemaking: Mozzarella + Burrata

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, Sacha Laurin, who is a cheesemaker for Winter's Cheese Co., 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.

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7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

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Nov20

Winter Whites

From crisp and lean to rich and warming, this class brings the winter-friendly white wines to the colder seasons. Bi-Rite cheese and wine buyer, Liz Rubin, will introduce you to her favorite wines to keep you warm and the winter cheeses that love them.

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2:30 am – 4:30 am

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

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Nov21

Afterwork Cheesemaking: Feta, Ricotta + Creme Fraiche

Feta, ricotta, and creme fraiche are the cheeses that make appetizers and main courses sing. In this hands-on class, cheesemaker Kirstin Jackson 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.

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2:30 am – 5:30 am

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

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Nov26

Cheese + Wine 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

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

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Nov27

Holiday Sparklers + Cheese

Prosecco, cava, California sparkling wine, champagne. If you ask us, everything tastes better with bubbles. But some cheeses really do sing to the tune of fruity, floral effervescence. Join Janet Fletcher, author and cheese expert, for an evening of exploring the best of pairings of cheese and sparkling wine that are keeping us warm this holiday season.

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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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