2016 World Cheese Tour

Please join me for an evening of cheese exploration when the World Cheese Tour resumes for the sixth year. We’ll be returning to the lovely Silverado Cooking School in Napa for these sit-down tastings, each one devoted to a different theme. I’m an award-winning food writer and the author of three books on cheese (Cheese & Wine, Cheese & Beer and The Cheese Cheese), and I want to introduce you to some of the cheeses I love best. Over eight evenings, you'll sample exceptional wheels from France, Italy, Spain, Great Britain and all across the U.S.—accompanied by an international selection of fine wines (or, in August, my beloved craft beer). Come once if you like...or sign on for the Grand Tour.  

We’ll gather for an aperitif before class, then sit down in the spacious teaching kitchen for our tasting. I’ll guide you through the selections and help you boost your cheese IQ.  You’ll be a more knowledgeable consumer and a smarter cheese shopper when you leave.

This year’s highlights:  British Isles cheese in May, a first for the WCT; bubbles with cheese in July, with Mumm Napa’s Tamra Lotz; and a cheese with Cabernet class in October, another WCT first, with my favorite Napa Valley vintner.

During these lively and informal sessions, you'll sample a variety of cheese styles and hone your tasting skills. I'll also share tips on how to select, store and serve cheese.  World-class cheeses—different every time. Treat a friend. Bring a date. Or purchase classes as a gift.

"I have taken almost 30 classes at the Cheese School of San Francisco, and if I had to pick one instructor who I felt was the best of the best, it would be Janet Fletcher."

Michael R. Moyle

Classes are 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Class size is limited and reservations are required. Click on the desired dates below to reserve your place.
Single classes: $65       4 or more classes: $60 each      Grand Tour (8 classes): $450

Monday, March 7: Mambo Italiano
Monday, April 4: The Hills Are Alive! Alpine Cheeses from France and Switzerland
Monday, May 2: Best of the British Isles
Monday, June 6: Locavore Night: Notable Newbies from Northern California
Monday, July 11: Bubblemania
Monday, August 8: Artisan Cheese & Craft Beer: Seven Slam-Dunk Pairings
Monday, September 12: Blue-Ribbon Winners from the American Cheese Society
Monday, October 3: Cabernet Country: Great Cheeses for the King of Reds

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Cancellation policy: If you are unable to attend a World Cheese Tour class for any reason, your reservation fee is non-refundable but you may send a friend in your place. If Janet Fletcher must cancel a class, students will have the option of receiving a refund or applying any fees paid to a future class.

Please check my Events page for other upcoming classes and appearances. To inquire about a custom cheese class for a group of any size, please contact me by e-mail at ContactJanet.