Up Close: California Cheese and Kendall-Jackson Wine

A Very Special Tasting September 18, 2020

Listen to the secrets and stories of three California cheesemakers
and one legendary winemaker, taste three stellar California
cheeses including a just-launched you-won’t-believe-how-good-it-is
creamy wonder all while sipping and pairing the unparalleled
Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay and Grand Reserve Pinot Noir.

Hosted by cheese author and speaker Laura Werlin featuring
Winemaster Randy Ullom from Kendall-Jackson.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit
the California Artisan Cheese Guild

March Events!

Here are a couple of events this March you won’t want to miss!

Hands on Cheesemaking Class Creme de Ricotta & Spring Leek Lemon Tapenade at Epicurean Connection (March 8, 2020)

Class included hands on Cheesemaking Class of Creme de Ricotta & Spring Leek Lemon Tapenade Tortas. Each guest will take home a cheese cloth, cheese ladle, cheese recipe card. In addition, the class will learn how to make Spring Leek Lemon Tapenade. Class included complimentary wine tasting .

Three Cheeses in Three Hours with Wine at FarmCurious (March 15, 2020)

Learn to make three distinct and delicious types of cheese: mozzarella, chèvre (fresh goat cheese) & burrata. During the class, you’ll enjoy an extraordinary sampling of local and sustainable wine in this fast-paced, hands-on workshop.

This three-hour class walks you through the history of cheesemaking, important facts about milk quality and differences as well as the complex biology and chemistry behind turning milk into tasty cheese curds and protein-rich whey.

Three Day Intensive Cheese Education Program at The Cheese School of San Francisco (March 21-23, 2020)

“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.

California Artisan Cheese Festival (March 27-28)

This cheese festival brought to you by The California Artisan Cheese Guild, brings together cheesemakers, farmers, educators, authors, chefs, cheese mongers, brewers, distillers, and winemakers from all over California for three days of cheese tasting, education and celebration.

Events this January!

Here are some January events in cheese you won’t want to miss!

January 18 – Achadinha Cheese Company’s 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 that includes everything from the Milking parlor to the Loafing barn. Naturally there will be plenty of cheese tasting before lunch in their family party room.

January 19 – Cheesemonger Invitational

“Trust us when we say that this party is like no party you’ve ever attended. This is a have-to-be-there, FOMO-inducing, adrenaline-pumping cheesesplosion. Expect rabid cheese fans. Expect a grown man in a cow costume. Expect a lot of cheese — like, whatever you’re imagining is a lot of cheese? Imagine more. You honestly haven’t lived until you’ve cheered at the top of your lungs (with a mouth full of brie) for someone to cut a perfect quarter pound of cheese on a stage in front of hundreds of like minded cheese heads.”

The next Cheesemonger Invitational is January 19th, 2020 at 4PM
The Midway (located at 900 Marin St, San Francisco, CA 94124)

January 23 – Winter Cheese + Wine at The Cheese School of San Francisco

From crisp and lean to rich and warming, this class introduces winter-friendly wines perfect for the colder seasons. Cheese expert Laura Werlin will introduce you to her favorite wines to keep you warm and the delicious winter cheeses that love them.

Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Date: Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
InstructorLaura Werlin
Location: This class will be held at our home in Ghirardelli Square! 
Address:  900 North Point Street, SF CA 94109

January 24 – Cowgirl Creamery Curd Making Demo and Cheese Tasting

Visit Cowgirl Creamery’s original creamery for a 60-minute presentation on West Marin, their beginnings, and their cheese. You’ll get an up-close curd-making demonstration and a guided tasting of all of the Cowgirl Creamery cheeses.

January 29 – Cheese Lovers Tour with Food and Farm Tours

Explore three award winning creameries and sample local artisan cheeses, right where they are made. Enjoy exclusive visits to dairy farms and frolic with the sheeps, goats and cows! Learn all about cheesemaking from local experts and taste over a dozen artisan cheeses. Savor a locavore picnic in the beautiful countryside.

Enjoy all these events in cheese this month! For a complete list of California cheese events visit our events page here.