Tours, Tastings, Classes & More

Upcoming Cheese Events

Feb1

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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Feb2

Cheesemaking: Mozzarella and Burrata

Mozzarella is 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, cheesemaker 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: Sunday, February 2, 2020 Instructor: Khadijah Massoud

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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Feb3

Best of the West

From Rogue Creamery's blues to Cowgirl’s triple creme to Beecher’s award-winning Flagsheep, one could put together a West Coast cheese plate, and forget that countries like France and Italy even make cheese. Laura Werlin will bring in some classics to admire and introduce you to some West Coast beauties you've probably never heard of (but certainly won't forget). There's a reason they call it the Best Coast... Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm Date: Monday, February 3rd Instructor: Laura Werlin

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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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Feb5

Sticky + Sweet

Some couples flourish on sameness, while others love the thrill of difference. This class is a love poem to the latter. Author Kirstin Jackson will pair sweet wines and beers with cheese that thrive on contrast. Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm  Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020  InstructorKirstin Jackson

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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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Feb8

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.

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

Achadinha Cheese Company
750 Chileno Valley Road
Petaluma, 94952

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Feb9

Workshop: Introduction to Cheesemaking

How is it that one vat of milk can spawn 1,000 different textures and flavors? Join us for an all-day deep dive into cheesemaking to answer this very question. You'll learn about cheese chemistry in lecture and in practice, making four very different cheeses. You'll learn about the influence of time, temperature, pressure, and various molds and yeasts, and you'll walk away with your own cheeses to eat immediately and after a few weeks of aging. Professional cheesemaker Sacha Laurin leads. Lunch, snack, and coffee included. Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm  Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020 InstructorSacha Laurin

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9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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Feb9

Cheese + Beer 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 Matthew Zehnder will lead you in an introduction to the lovely couple.   Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm  Date: Friday, February 9th  Instructor: Matthew Zehnder

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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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Feb9

Cheesemaking Superstar: Make Feta, Ricotta, Yogurt & Crème Fraîche

Learn to make four of the best beginner cheeses in one fantastic, hands-on workshop: ricotta, feta, yogurt & crème fraîche.

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11:00 am – 2:30 pm

FARMcurious
825 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94710

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Feb9

Three Cheeses In Three Hours with Wine

Learn to make burrata, mozzarella and fresh chèvre in three hours while you sample some thoughtfully paired local & sustainable wines--our most popular class! Book early to get the early bird rate!

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4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

FARMcurious
825 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94710

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Feb10

Cheese + Chocolate

Truffles, confections, and cheese, oh my! There is no greater luxury than the melding of rich cheeses and chocolates. Chocolate expert Vanessa Chang and cheese connoisseur Michael Kalish team up to bring you the best in chocolatey treats and delightful cheeses to make you swoon.  Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm  Date: Monday, Feb 10, 2020  Instructor: Juliana Uruburu 

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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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Feb14

Luscious + Loverly: Valentine’s Day Cheese + Wine

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Date: Fri, Feb 14,  2020 Instructor:  Liz Rubin

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

900 North Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
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Feb15

Mastering Non-Alcoholic Beverage Pairings

Non-alcoholic beverage consumption is on the rise and, though wine is a classic cheese pairing, the NAB options continue to grow and improve. Learn to use classic flavor rules like sweet with salty, herbal with mineral, complements and counterpoints to take you on a tour of non-alcoholic beverages paired with your favorite cheeses.

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11:00 am – 2:00 pm

FARMcurious
825 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94710

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Feb15

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.

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

Achadinha Cheese Company
750 Chileno Valley Road
Petaluma, 94952

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Feb15

THREE CHEESES IN THREE HOURS WITH WINE

Learn to make burrata, mozzarella and fresh chèvre in three hours while you sample some thoughtfully paired local & sustainable wines--our most popular class! Book early to get the early bird rate!

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4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

FARMcurious
825 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94710

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Feb16

Cheesemaking: Chevre, Ricotta, and Mascarpone

Fromage blanc, ricotta, and mascarpone 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. Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm Date: Sunday, February 16 Instructor: Kirstin Jackson  

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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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Feb17

Cheese + Charcuterie

"You say salami, I say salumi." Come learn the difference between the two and meet Italy’s finest carnivorous creations. Amanda Parker will introduce you to a variety of American and Italian artisan and then 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. Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm  Date: Monday, February 17th, 2020 InstructorAmanda Parker

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

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

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Feb21

Modern French Cheese + Wine

Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm  Date: Friday, February 21, 2020 InstructorKirstin Jackson  

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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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Feb22

Bold + Beautiful

Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm  Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020 InstructorLiz Rubin

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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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Feb22

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.

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

Achadinha Cheese Company
750 Chileno Valley Road
Petaluma, 94952

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Feb23

Cheesemaking: Double Creme Brie

Your ovalini are moist and perfectly round. Your chevre is fluffy and tangy. Now you’re ready for your next challenge: Brie. In this class, you’ll learn how to make the French classic (with a twist - double creme!) from author Kirstin Jackson. Kirstin will lead you in inoculating fresh milk, recognizing when the curd has set, then layering the curd in the form. You’ll take your little cheese home and  over the next month watch it grow fluffy and white as you care for it. Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm  Date: Sunday, Februrary 23, 2020 Instructor: Kirstin Jackson

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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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Feb24

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: Monday, February 24, 2020 InstructorLiz Rubin

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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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Feb29

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.

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

Achadinha Cheese Company
750 Chileno Valley Road
Petaluma, 94952

Map