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Upcoming Cheese Events

Oct1

Big + Bold: Fall Cheeses

The brisk winds and shorter days of autumn call for comfort foods. Cheese is of course at the top of our list. Cheese expert Juliana Uruburu will guide you through a tasting of Fall cheeses that will wrap you up like a warm blanket. This tasting will be accompanied by equally cozy wines. Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm Date: Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 Instructor: Juliana Uruburu Location: This class will be held in our new home at Ghirardelli Square! Address: 900 North Point Street, SF CA 94109

Tickets & Information
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

San Francisco, CA

    Oct1

    Cafe: Happy Hour!

    Join us for cheesy nibbles and wine and beer specials in the cafe!

    Tickets & Information
    11:00 pm – 1:00 am

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

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    Oct2

    Cafe: Happy Hour!

    Join us for cheesy nibbles and wine and beer specials in the cafe!

    Tickets & Information
    11:00 pm – 1:00 am

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

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    Oct3

    Oktoberfest! Cheese + Beer

    It’s a challenge to pack 16 days-worth of festival, food, and beer into one evening, but beer and cheese pairing gurus Vanessa Chang and Michael Kalish are up to the task! You’ll enjoy fall-friendly beers and cheeses, alongside some traditional goodies. Don your dirndl and lederhosen! Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm Date: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2019 Instructor: Michael Kalish + Vanessa Chang Location: This class will be held in our new home at Ghirardelli Square! Address: 900 North Point Street, SF CA 94109

    Tickets & Information
    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

    San Francisco, CA

      Oct3

      Cafe: Happy Hour!

      Join us for cheesy nibbles and wine and beer specials in the cafe!

      Tickets & Information
      11:00 pm – 1:00 am

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

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      Oct4

      Cafe: Happy Hour!

      Join us for cheesy nibbles and wine and beer specials in the cafe!

      Tickets & Information
      11:00 pm – 1:00 am

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

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      Oct5

      Three Cheeses in Three Hours with Wine

      As featured on KQED! Learn fascinating cheese science while you make mozzarella, burrata & chèvre in this action-packed hands-on workshop. The perfect date or night out – sample cheeses all along the way while sipping expertly paired wines. This is part of our Mega Cheesemaking Weekend so be sure to check out other classes if you're traveling here.

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

      FARMcurious
      825 Bancroft Way
      Berkeley, CA 94710

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      Oct5

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

      Tickets & Information
      11:00 am – 12:30 pm

      Achadinha Cheese Company
      750 Chileno Valley Road
      Petaluma, 94952

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      Oct7

      Afterwork 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 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: 5:30 - 8:30pm Date: Monday, October 7th, 2019 Instructor: Sacha Laurin Location: This class will be held in our new home at Ghirardelli Square! Address: 900 North Point Street, SF CA 94109

      Tickets & Information
      5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

      San Francisco, CA

        Oct7

        Cafe: Happy Hour!

        Join us for cheesy nibbles and wine and beer specials in the cafe!

        Tickets & Information
        11:00 pm – 1:00 am

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

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        Oct8

        Norcal Brews, Norcal Cheese

        Tech, fog, and the word "dude." Northern California has much to offer culturally. It is also an epicenter of good eats and drinks. Author of the book, "Beer & Cheese" Janet Fletcher will take you on a tour of cheeses and beers that have risen become national treasures. Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm Date: Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 Instructor: Janet Fletcher Location: This class will be held in our new home at Ghirardelli Square! Address: 900 North Point Street, SF CA 94109

        Tickets & Information
        6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

        Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

        San Francisco, CA

          Oct8

          Cafe: Happy Hour!

          Join us for cheesy nibbles and wine and beer specials in the cafe!

          Tickets & Information
          11:00 pm – 1:00 am

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

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          Oct9

          Fall Reds + Cheese

          While white and rosé wines typically hold court in summer, fall ushers in the deep hues of red wine. From light- to full-bodied, reds can be a delicious pairing for cheese. In this class you’ll meet four autumn-ready red wines and the cheeses that love them. Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm Date: Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 Instructor: Liz Rubin Location: This class will be held in our new home at Ghirardelli Square! Address: 900 North Point Street, SF CA 94109

          Tickets & Information
          6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

          Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

          San Francisco, CA

            Oct9

            Cafe: Happy Hour!

            Join us for cheesy nibbles and wine and beer specials in the cafe!

            Tickets & Information
            11:00 pm – 1:00 am

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

            Map
            Oct10

            Cafe: Happy Hour!

            Join us for cheesy nibbles and wine and beer specials in the cafe!

            Tickets & Information
            11:00 pm – 1:00 am

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

            Map
            Oct11

            Point Reyes Farm Tour

            Join us at 1:30pm for a walking farm tour and a casual cheese tasting. Enhanced Tasting Experiences available on a limited basis - Reservations required.
            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 our closed-herd of Holsteins, what Farmstead means and why it's important to us (and you!) and of course, how artisan cheese is made. Back on The Fork patio, you'll enjoy a sampling of our cheeses and have the option to visit our retail cart before you depart. Don't forget to 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 our baby calves. Young children (0-2 years) in pack carriers/strollers are free and do not require a ticket. ENHANCE YOUR VISIT! Enhanced Tasting Experiences available. We've re-vamped our garden patio and offer private, seated tastings (led by your very own Cheese Concierge!) following the walking farm tour. For information and to book an enhanced experience, please call our Hospitality Team at 415.663.8880.
            TEACHER:
            PRFC Representative
            MENU:
            The Fork's Housemade Ice Cream Sandwiches (flavors change week-to-week) Toma Bay Blue Gouda Original Blue AND... a selection of library cheeses and special seasonal cheeses available only to guests of The Fork!
            DETAILS:
            1:30pm Arrival - take a stroll through our edible garden while you enjoy one The Fork's FAMOUS Housemade Ice Cream Sandwiches 1:45pm - Walking Farm Tour 2:45pm - Casual Cheese Tasting on The Fork patio 3:30pm - Retail Sales / Departure The farm tour will happen rain or shine so come prepared!

            Tickets & Information
            1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

            Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co, 14700 Shoreline Hwy, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956, United States

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              Oct11

              Cafe: Happy Hour!

              Join us for cheesy nibbles and wine and beer specials in the cafe!

              Tickets & Information
              11:00 pm – 1:00 am

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

              Map
              Oct12

              Three-Day Intensive Cheese Education Program : Spring 2019

              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.
              If you are looking to open a cheese shop, create a cheese program, want to enhance your cheesemonger training, or just learn more about cheese than you thought possible, this program is for you. Classes are kept small so that students have the opportunity to ask questions, connect with our world-class instructors, and each other. Alumni of our program have opened wonderful shops across the U.S. and Canada. Plus, round out your experience with a fourth day at our Opening a Cheese Shop by the Numbers class - Tuesday, April 9th. Please call our office at 415-346-7530 to hear more about the program.

              Tickets & Information

              Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

              San Francisco, CA

                Oct12

                Garden Variety Open House

                Come on out to the farm and meet the ewes, chickens and new piglets! There will be tours of the milking parlor and creamery and cheese to taste. There will also be lunch for sale featuring Monkeyflower Ranch meats and Garden Variety Cheese, as well as beer and wine. Or you can bring a picnic to enjoy on the patio. There will be meat, cheese, yogurt and eggs for sale so bring a cooler. For more details and to RSVP go to the evite. NO DOGS PLEASE!

                Garden Variety and Monkeyflower Ranch are one of 14 farms open to the public that weekend through Open Farm Tours. Check out the website at www.openfarmtours.com to see the list and map.

                Tickets & Information
                8:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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                Oct12

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

                Tickets & Information
                11:00 am – 12:30 pm

                Achadinha Cheese Company
                750 Chileno Valley Road
                Petaluma, 94952

                Map
                Oct13

                Three Cheeses in Three Hours with Wine

                As featured on KQED! Learn fascinating cheese science while you make mozzarella, burrata & chèvre in this action-packed hands-on workshop. The perfect date or night out – sample cheeses all along the way while sipping expertly paired wines. This is part of our Mega Cheesemaking Weekend so be sure to check out other classes if you're traveling here.

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

                FARMcurious
                825 Bancroft Way
                Berkeley, CA 94710

                Map
                Oct14

                Cafe: Happy Hour!

                Join us for cheesy nibbles and wine and beer specials in the cafe!

                Tickets & Information
                11:00 pm – 1:00 am

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

                Map
                Oct15

                Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

                San Francisco, CA

                  Oct15

                  Cafe: Happy Hour!

                  Join us for cheesy nibbles and wine and beer specials in the cafe!

                  Tickets & Information
                  11:00 pm – 1:00 am

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

                  Map
                  Oct16

                  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: Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 Instructor: Liz Rubin Location: This class will be held in our new home at Ghirardelli Square! Address: 900 North Point Street, SF CA 94109

                  Tickets & Information
                  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

                  Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

                  San Francisco, CA

                    Oct16

                    Cafe: Happy Hour!

                    Join us for cheesy nibbles and wine and beer specials in the cafe!

                    Tickets & Information
                    11:00 pm – 1:00 am

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

                    Map
                    Oct17

                    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 Date: Thursday, October 17th, 2019 Instructor: Kiri Fisher Location: This class will be held in our new home at Ghirardelli Square! Address: 900 North Point Street, SF CA 94109

                    Tickets & Information
                    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

                    Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

                    San Francisco, CA

                      Oct17

                      Cafe: Happy Hour!

                      Join us for cheesy nibbles and wine and beer specials in the cafe!

                      Tickets & Information
                      11:00 pm – 1:00 am

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

                      Map
                      Oct18

                      Cafe: Happy Hour!

                      Join us for cheesy nibbles and wine and beer specials in the cafe!

                      Tickets & Information
                      11:00 pm – 1:00 am

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

                      Map
                      Oct19

                      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, Khadijah Massoud 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: 11:00am - 2:00pm Date: Saturday, October 19th, 2019 Instructor: Khadijah Massoud Location: This class will be held in our new home at Ghirardelli Square! Address: 900 North Point Street, SF CA 94109

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

                      Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

                      San Francisco, CA

                        Oct20

                        Crafting Farmhouse Favorites: Clabbered Cottage Cheese, Cultured Butter, and Cream Cheese

                        We're bringing back the home creamery with this amazing workshop on the kitchen heavyweights: clabbered cottage cheese, cultured butter, and cream cheese. Learn to craft a much more delicious version of all your favorite kitchen staples, sip some wine and revel in fascinating cheese science, tasting along the way.

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

                        FARMcurious
                        825 Bancroft Way
                        Berkeley, CA 94710

                        Map
                        Oct20

                        Cheesemaking: Chevre, Ricotta, + Feta

                        Chevre, ricotta and feta are the cheeses that make appetizers and main courses sing. In this hands-on class, 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. Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm Date: Sunday, October 20th, 2019 Instructor: Kirstin Jackson Location: This class will be held in our new home at Ghirardelli Square! Address: 900 North Point Street, SF CA 94109

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

                        Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

                        San Francisco, CA

                          Oct20

                          Three Cheeses in Three Hours with Wine

                          As featured on KQED! Learn fascinating cheese science while you make mozzarella, burrata & chèvre in this action-packed hands-on workshop. The perfect date or night out – sample cheeses all along the way while sipping expertly paired wines. Reserve online or call (510) 877 - 9955. Yelp Reviews: http://ow.ly/tG8Z30bkLuw

                          Tickets & Information
                          4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

                          FARMcurious
                          825 Bancroft Way
                          Berkeley, CA 94710

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                          Oct21

                          Made in the USA: America’s Best New Artisan Cheeses

                          We're bringing you some of the most influential cheeses made here in the good ole U.S of A. Let Amanda Parker, deputy managing director of Cowgirl Creamery tell you the story of how artisanal cheese came to be in America and how some of our favorite cheesy delights have propelled a new generation of cheesemakers to continue the legacy. We promise you'll walk out with new favorites and stories for your next dinner party. Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm Date: October 21, 2019 Instructor: Amanda Parker Location: This class will be held in our new home at Ghirardelli Square! Address: 900 North Point Street, SF CA 94109

                          Tickets & Information
                          6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

                          Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

                          San Francisco, CA

                            Oct21

                            Cafe: Happy Hour!

                            Join us for cheesy nibbles and wine and beer specials in the cafe!

                            Tickets & Information
                            11:00 pm – 1:00 am

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

                            Map
                            Oct22

                            Cafe: Happy Hour!

                            Join us for cheesy nibbles and wine and beer specials in the cafe!

                            Tickets & Information
                            11:00 pm – 1:00 am

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

                            Map
                            Oct23

                            Cafe: Happy Hour!

                            Join us for cheesy nibbles and wine and beer specials in the cafe!

                            Tickets & Information
                            11:00 pm – 1:00 am

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

                            Map
                            Oct24

                            Cafe: Happy Hour!

                            Join us for cheesy nibbles and wine and beer specials in the cafe!

                            Tickets & Information
                            11:00 pm – 1:00 am

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

                            Map
                            Oct25

                            Cafe: Happy Hour!

                            Join us for cheesy nibbles and wine and beer specials in the cafe!

                            Tickets & Information
                            11:00 pm – 1:00 am

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

                            Map
                            Oct26

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

                            Tickets & Information
                            11:00 am – 12:30 pm

                            Achadinha Cheese Company
                            750 Chileno Valley Road
                            Petaluma, 94952

                            Map
                            Oct26

                            Cheese Making Class and Farm Tour

                            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. There will be a cheese tasting before lunch.

                            Tickets & Information
                            11:00 am – 1:30 pm

                            Achadinha Cheese Company
                            750 Chileno Valley Road
                            Petaluma, 94952

                            Map
                            Oct27

                            Cheesemaking: Gouda

                            Your mozzarella is moist and perfectly round. Your chevre is fluffy and tangy. Now you’re ready for your next challenge: Gouda. In this class, you’ll learn how to make the Dutch classic (with a twist) from cheesemaker Sacha Laurin. Sacha will lead you through the process step by step, from inoculating the milk to ladling your fresh curds into molds. You'll take your little gouda home to and age it to perfection in the comfort of your own kitchen. Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm Date: Sunday, October 27th, 2019 Instructor: Sacha Laurin Location: This class will be held in our new home at Ghirardelli Square! Address: 900 North Point Street, SF CA 94109

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

                            Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

                            San Francisco, CA

                              Oct28

                              Cafe: Happy Hour!

                              Join us for cheesy nibbles and wine and beer specials in the cafe!

                              Tickets & Information
                              11:00 pm – 1:00 am

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

                              Map
                              Oct29

                              Cheese + Cider

                              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 enthusiast Liz Rubin, 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. Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm Date: Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 Instructor: Liz Rubin Location: This class will be held in our new home at Ghirardelli Square! Address: 900 North Point Street, SF CA 94109

                              Tickets & Information
                              6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

                              Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

                              San Francisco, CA