WORLD CHEESE TOUR: US VERSUS THEM
How does the best American Cheddar compare to its British counterpart, or the best American Gouda compare to the best from Holland? We’ll taste our cheeses in pairs tonight, side by side. You be the judge!
TUESDAY APRIL 2ND 2019
Join award-winning food writer, publisher of the Planet Cheese blog and author of three books on cheese, Janet Fletcher for a series of evenings focused on incredible artisanal cheeses. Over nine evenings, you'll sample exceptional wheels from France, Italy, Spain, Great Britain and all across the U.S.— accompanied by fine wines from California and beyond. Come once if you like...choose a three-class series…or take advantage of the generous Grand Tour discount.
We’ll gather for an aperitif and hors d’oeuvre before class in the Club's spacious atrium, then sit down for our tasting. Janet will 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.
Kitchen Collective Members receive 10% off single class purchases using code CLUB2019
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PS. If you are looking to attend a few of these amazing events, there are bundles available for purchase:
Mini Tour ( any 3 classes) HERE
Grand Tour (all 9 classes) HERE
Get the most for your money with this evening’s well-priced selections, all astonishingly good values. Imported and domestic, these beauties will impress you with their price-quality ratio. Because we’re saving on the cheese, we’ll splurge a bit on the wine.
Dive into the world of sheep cheese, both fresh and aged, from near and far. Discover why so many cheesemakers dream of working with this exceptionally rich milk. It’s the foundation of some of Europe’s most beloved cheeses, from Tuscan pecorino to Spanish Manchego to the nutty French Basque wheels. Now America’s sheep dairies, once practically non-existent, are inspiring some fabulous new domestic wheels.
Taste timeless French classics and exciting new creations from the country that invented the cheese course. We’ll “travel” from Normandy to the Auvergne to Provence, and we’ll venture off the beaten path so you’ll meet some regional cheeses that even many French people don’t know.
Find the perfect cheeses for the craft brews you love. Or vice versa. IPAs, porters, Belgian ales, wheat beers: they all have their cheesy soul mates. You’ll be a cheese-and-beer pairing whiz after this tasting, whether you start with the cheese or start with the brew.
Taste the cheeses that floated to the top at the annual American Cheese Society competition. I’ll be attending the annual conference in late July and will be scouting out seven category winners to present to you—including (if possible) the Best of Show. This popular class is your opportunity to discover what the experts consider the epitome of American cheesemaking.
We’ll pop the cork on sparkling wines in a range of styles this evening, then sample them with cheeses that love that effervescence. Get ideas for holiday entertaining and discover why sparkling wine is among the most versatile and successful choices for cheese.