Hands-On Brie-Making with Sommelier-Led Wine Pairing
Indulge in some of the most decadent cheese and wine the country has to offer while you learn about how to taste and craft your own bloomy-rinded cheese (like brie and camembert) then learn to pair it with a sommelier-curated collection of West Coast wines.
Explore the world of bloomy-rinded cheese and the great variety available within this category with a hands- and mouths-on cheesemaking workshop and tasting tour of our favorite artisan cheeses, led by FARMcurious founder, Nicole Easterday. Then learn to pair these delightful cheeses with small production wines, complete with sommelier-led educational tasting by Melissa Smith of Enotrias, 'Sommelier to the Silicon Valley Stars'. An experience to remember!
Learn to Make Your Own Brie at Home
Brie seems like the type of cheese that would be made by magical little elves in France. But it's actually one of the easiest cheeses to make at home with very little special equipment required! We'll show you how in this hands-on class, complete with edible homework.
Explore the World of Bloomy-Rinded Cheese
While we wait for the curd to set, we take a truly decadent tour of exquisite bries. Experience the variety available in this one cheese - from ash rinds to added ingredients like herbs or mushrooms, to using different milks like goat, sheep, or cow - there's so much to taste!
Nicole will be your guide throughout the cheese tasting, discussing what you're experiencing and how to recreate it as a home cheesemaker.
Learn to Expertly Pair Your Cheese with Wine
Cheese and wine go hand-in-hand and this class was designed to celebrate their marriage. Melissa Smith, 'Sommelier to the Silicon Valley Stars and owner of Enotrias, guides you through the process of selecting the perfect wine to delight your guests and complement your cheese. Melissa is a CIA trained chef that spent 15 years in some of the top kitchens in the country as well as Japan, including stints at the French Laundry, and at Terra, under chef Hiro Sone. After spending years roaming the country with her knife bag and an unbridled sense of adventure, Melissa then spent time as the private chef for families of industry giants, and settled down in the San Francisco Bay Area to pursue a career in wine and hospitality.
Tiny brie wheels make a show-stopping gift
Because you make 12 tiny wheels at a time, you'll have 12 instant gifts for the holidays! Give them as-is or wrap some in phyllo dough with a little jam for a very festive treat. Friends and family will delight in your new skill. We'll cover how to wrap the cheese and present it in the best way possible.
Ticket price includes instruction, tastings, recipes and edible homework.
Supplies Required: Nothing is required but you can bring a quart-size container to take some some liquid whey (we'll explain what to do with it!).
Location: 4053 Harlan St, Ste 201 in Emeryville, California (right across the street from Pixar) - plenty of safe free parking available. Easy access to public transit -from MacArthur BART take the red or orange (Hollis or Hollis South) Emery-go-Round bus line two stops to Pixar studios. Walk half a block to our venue).
Must be 21 or over to attend. Please see our cancellation policy here.
Sold out?? Try our waiting list! There may be available dates that aren't listed because they're sold out. If you book a ticket labeled "Waiting List" you will be added to the waiting list for the sold-out date. If we have last minute cancellations we will contact you to let you know. If you don't make it into the class for which you signed up on the waiting list you can choose a full refund or a transfer to another date. Call or email for more information on our waiting list (firstname.lastname@example.org or 510.877.9955)
Interested in a private party? We offer private events for birthdays, bachelorettes, etc. We also offer team-building workshops for businesses and special interest groups (like parent's clubs, scout troops, etc). Contact Nicole directly for more information at email@example.com.
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