Tours, Tastings, Classes & More

Upcoming Cheese Events

December

Dec13

Cheese Dinner: Parmigiano Reggiano

Join us for a three-course dinner starring the king of cheeses: Parmigiano Reggiano. Too often reserved for topping bowls of spaghetti we'll show you how to use this gorgeous cheese in your cooking. You'll drink expertly paired wines with each course, enjoy stunning Bay views, and meet fellow cheese lovers. Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Date: Friday, December 13th, 2019 Instructor: Jocelyn VanLandingham Location: This class will be held in our new home at Ghirardelli Square! Address: 900 North Point Street, SF CA 94109

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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Dec14

Cheese and 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 (goats and cows) hang out and of course cheese tastings. ​

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11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Achadinha Cheese Company
750 Chileno Valley Road
Petaluma, 94952

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Dec15

Cheesemaking: Camembert

Your ovalini are moist and perfectly round. Your chevre is fluffy and tangy. Now you’re ready for your next challenge: Camembert. In this class, you’ll learn how to make the French classic (with a twist) from cheesemaker Kirstin Jackson. Kirstin will lead you in inoculating fresh milk, recognizing when the curd has set, then layering the curd in the form. Over the next month you’ll take your little cheese home and watch it grow fluffy and white as you care for it. Time: 11:00am-2:00pm Date: Sunday, December 15th, 2019 Instructor: Kirstin Jackson Location: This class will be held in our new home at Ghirardelli Square! See below.. Address: 900 North Point Street, SF CA 94109

3:00 am – 6:00 am

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

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Dec16

Farm Tour: Point Reyes Farmstead & Tomales Farmstead

The Cheese School is heading for the hills! The hills of Marin that is. On our farm tour series, you’ll hit the road with Cheese School cheesemongers Jeanine and Julie. They'll set the stage with a brief history of dairy in West Marin, then whisk you away in their van for an intimate tour and taste at Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company. Next, you'll head to Tomales Farmstead Creamery for a guided walk through their farm and creamery, then taste their delightful cheeses. Coffee on arrival, delicious lunch, and transportation to and from The Cheese School provided! Tours are limited to 9 guests. Please note: Cancellations must be made two weeks in advance for farm tours. Date: Monday, December 16th, 2019 Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm Instructors: Julie Gordon and Jeanine Egan Lucciardi Location: Meet at The Cheese School Address: 900 North Point Street, SF CA 94109

1:00 am – 9:00 am

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

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Dec18

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. Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm Date: Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 Instructor: Laura Werlin Location: This class will be held in our new home at Ghirardelli Square! Address: 900 North Point Street, SF CA 94109

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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Dec19

Creating The Perfect Cheese Plate

Learn to build a show-stopping cheese plate in this deliciously fun workshop. We'll discuss selecting cheese that will wow any type of guest, demystify the cheese counter, give tips on buying and tasting cheese, show you how to pair it then organize it on a plate that everyone will want to take a photo of before they dig in.

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7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

FARMcurious
825 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94710

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Dec21

Cheese and 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 (goats and cows) hang out and of course cheese tastings. ​

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11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Achadinha Cheese Company
750 Chileno Valley Road
Petaluma, 94952

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Dec22

Cheesemaking: Mozzarella & Buratta

Mozzarella is on nearly every aspiring home cheesemakers 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, Kirstin Jackson 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. Time: 11:00 am - 2:00pm Date: Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 Location: This class will be held in our new home at Ghirardelli Square! Address: 900 North Point Street, SF CA 94109 Instructor: Kirstin Jackson

3:00 am – 6:00 am

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

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Dec23

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. Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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Dec27

Cheese 101

The first step in your 'everything you always wanted to know about cheese but were afraid to ask' education. In this class, you'll taste, listen, and ask your way through the basics of what cheese is, how and where it's made and how it's classified. Above all, you'll learn key tasting skills that will enhance your appreciation of cheese for the rest of your life. In cheese as in life, a little knowledge goes a long way. Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm Date: Friday, December 27, 2019 Instructor: Chris Munsey Location: This class will be held in our new home at Ghirardelli Square! Address: 900 North Point Street, SF CA 94109

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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