Students will learn cheese basics, including milk types, textures and flavors as well as how to shop for, care for, and serve fine cheeses. This single-session course also teaches students how to choose wines that compliment each cheese type. Our fromager will provide a roadmap for matching various cheese types with the wines that best suit them. You'll be invited to sample some of the cheese and wine pairings and discover marriages that suit your own personal taste.
The Master Class: Intensive Class for Professionals
Students should plan on tasting and learning about close to one hundred cheeses over the course of the seminar and learning more than they ever thought they could about cheese! This intensive series is condensed into two days to make it easier for out-of-town students to plan to attend. This intensive two-day seminar is specially designed for cheese lovers and industry professionals. The Master Class covers the entire world of cheese, from milk types to cheese making, affinage to appreciation, placing an emphasis on selection, proper storage and care, service and handling, the nutritive values, as well as wine pairings and the economics of cheeses in the retail and restaurant environment. This class is for the enthusiast and the foodservice professional alike.
French Cheese & Wine
Discover why cheeses and wines from the same terroir can make such harmonious partners, why the unctuous soft cheeses can pair so well with Champagne, and many more tried-and-true rules of the "Service de Fromage". Traditional yet timeless, this cheese course is the essence of France's culinary excellence. Join our fromagers on an exciting journey through the French countryside, sampling the finest examples of luscious cheeses and exquisite wines.
Italian Cheese & Wine
Join us for an evening of discovery into Italy's wealth of luxurious cheeses. Celebrate the unique combinations of Italy's best vintners and cheesemakers. From the abundant meadows of the Piedmont to the sparser plains south of the Tyrrhenian Mountains, each cheese is as distinctive as its home geographic region. Deliciously paired wines enhance this exquisite sampling of the very finest pecorini, caprini, and formaggi a latte di mucca.
Sexy Cheese & Sumptuous Wines
Join Fromagere Erin Hedley as she presents some of the worlds most sensual and delicious cheeses paired with sensational wines. Find out her top 10 reasons why cheese is sexy. Ooo La La...your taste buds will fall in love at first bite! From its accidental beginning as curdled milk to the artistic expression of these coagulated curds crafted by the cheesemakers of today, cheese is an alluring and addictive food. In fact, cheese contains naturally occurring opiates called casomorphins that stimulate our brains and our senses. So it begs the question. Can cheese be sexy? Decadent, yes..but sexy?