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Tuesday, February 27

Cheese Class: Seven Styles of Cheese
 

Draeger's Cooking School
222 East 4th Avenue
San Mateo, CA
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
800-642-9463
Reservations

Can you tell a bloomy rind from a washed rind? A triple crème from a tomme?
In this class, you’ll taste world-class examples of seven different cheese styles, and I'll help you understand how these diverse cheeses got that way. Hone your tasting skills. Master some cheese lingo. Become a smarter cheese shopper.

Saturday, March 24

Cheese Class: Cheers to Cheese (&Bubbles!)
 

California Artisan Cheese Festival
Sonoma County Event Center
1350 Bennett Valley Road
Santa Rosa, CA
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
707-837-1928
Reservations

Learn when and why bubbles are the cheese lover's best cheese. I'll be presenting with Roederer Estate winemaker Arnaud Weyrich.

Thursday, April 19

Cheese Class: Best Newcomers
 

Trefethen Family Vineyards
1160 Oak Knoll Avenue
Napa, CA
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
707-265-0404
Reservations

Meet some impressive American cheeses that didn't exist five years ago--all of them destined for glory.

Thursday, April 21

Class: Raw-Milk Cheese Appreciation Day
 

SHED
25 North Street
Healdsburg, CA
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
707-431-7433
Reservations

Join me to celebrate Raw-Milk Cheese Appreciation Day as we sample some of the best. Learn why cheesemakers want to preserve their right to make cheeses with unpasteurized milk.

Thursday, May 17

Cheese Class: Cheese Meets Chardonnay
 

Trefethen Family Vineyards
1160 Oak Knoll Avenue
Napa, CA
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
707-265-0404
Reservations

White wine with cheese? Absolutely. Discover cheeses that flatter the acclaimed Trefethen Family Vineyards Chardonnays, including some prized older vintages.

Thursday, June 21

Cheese Class: Italianissimo!
 

Trefethen Family Vineyards
1160 Oak Knoll Avenue
Napa, CA
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
707-265-0404
Reservations

From the Italian Alps to Sicily's sheep farms, Italy is cheese country. Discover new small-production cheeses and taste superior versions of some classics.

Thursday, July 19

Cheese Class: Taste the Nation
 

Trefethen Family Vineyards
1160 Oak Knoll Avenue
Napa, CA
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
707-265-0404
Reservations

We'll sample world-class cheeses from seven states on this virtual road trip. Vermont, Missouri, Georgia, Indiana, Oregon...who knows where we'll go?

Thursday, August 16

Cheese Class: Cow, Goat, Sheep
 

Trefethen Family Vineyards
1160 Oak Knoll Avenue
Napa, CA
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
707-265-0404
Reservations

Blending cow, goat and sheep milk is one way to add complexity to cheese. Taste stellar examples of two-milk and three-milk cheeses from the U.S. and beyond.

Thursday, September 20

Cheese Class: ACS Blue-Ribbon Winners
 

Trefethen Family Vineyards
1160 Oak Knoll Avenue
Napa, CA
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
707-265-0404
Reservations

Which cheeses will float to the top in the 2018 American Cheese Society competition? Here's your chance to discover what the experts consider the epitome of American cheesemaking.