Events

 

Saturday, April 26

Book Signing: Kitchens in the Vineyards

Napa Valley, CA

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

www.musiciansinthevineyards.org/kitv

I'll be signing books at one of the magnificent homes on this self-guided kitchen tour, a fundraiser for Music in the Vineyards.

Sunday, May 11

Cheese Class: The Cheese Course

Cheese School of San Francisco

2124 Folsom Street

San Francisco, CA

Noon to 2 p.m.

415-346-7530

www.thecheeseschool.com

It's Mother's Day! Sons and daughters: treat your Mom.  We'll taste a wide variety of cheeses with appropriate accompaniments and talk about how to put together a beautiful cheese course.

Tuesday, August 5

World Cheese Tour:  Seven Styles of Cheese

Hall Wines

401 St. Helena Highway

St. Helena, CA

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

www.janetfletcher.com/cheeseclasses

Can you tell a bloomy-rind from a washed-rind? A triple crème from a tomme? In this seminar, we’ll taste world-class examples of seven different cheese styles, and I’ll help you understand how these diverse cheeses got that way.

Tuesday, September 2

World Cheese Tour:  What's Up With That Rind?

Hall Wines

401 St. Helena Highway

St. Helena, CA

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

www.janetfletcher.com/cheeseclasses

Cheese rinds tell a story—a tale of local microflora, culture, cellar handling and cheese maker vision. In this tasting, I’ll take you on a guided tour of the rind kingdom. You will taste six cheeses with a wide variety of rinds, learn how the rinds developed and what they tell you.

Tuesday, October 7

World Cheese Tour:  Blue-Ribbon Winners from the American Cheese Society

Hall Wines

401 St. Helena Highway

St. Helena, CA

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

www.janetfletcher.com/cheeseclasses

What cheeses floated to the top in this year’s prestigious American Cheese Society competition? We’ll taste blue-ribbon winners from six different style categories this evening—to give you a glimpse of what this country’s top cheese makers are up to. No guarantees, but I’ll do my best to secure the Best of Show.

Tuesday, November 4

World Cheese Tour:  Italy Off the Beaten Path

Hall Wines

401 St. Helena Highway

St. Helena, CA

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

www.janetfletcher.com/cheeseclasses

No Fontina tonight. No Gorgonzola either. In this class, we’ll taste six Italian selections that I’m betting you don’t know—including a buffalo-milk cheese that’s a personal favorite. These new artisan imports from Italy rival any fromage from France, and tonight I’ll prove it to you.